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2004 winner - David Whitfield

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Captain Astounding is delighted to announce that David Whitfield of Southgate school in North London has won this year's trophy. It was David's superb pro-maths website "The PiFactory", that caught the eye of the judges. Originally written as a study aid for his pupils, the PiFactory has grown to become a renowned internet resource and a great example for other educators.

The PiFactory features famous mathematical problems, maths book reviews, jokes, advice for students (and parents) and a potted biography of the "mathematician of the month". There is even a "blackboard cam" to jog the memory of homework shy pupils! We strongly recommend a visit.

Besides the trophy itself David receives books for his school library (from the "Captain Astounding's Nightclub" series, naturally) plus some fine champagne. I know everone here at the club would like to join me in thanking David for all his hard work and wishing him our heartiest congratulations.

Do you know a hero of education who deserves to win the Captain Astounding trophy? If so then why not send me an email at . Who knows? they might be the next winner!