Tom Rocks Maths Appeal Video 1 – Percentages

IT’S FINALLY HERE! The first lesson in our new Tom Rocks Maths Appeal YouTube series is OUT NOW! 

Team Maths Appeal (me and Bobby Seagull) have joined forces with the University of Oxford mathematician, Dr Tom Crawford (aka Tom Rocks Maths) to explore and teach topics from the GCSE Maths syllabus. We aim to show the world that maths is accessible to everyone!

In this episode, I teach the basics of percentages and how they are related to fraction and decimals, then Bobby leads us through a percentages problem about sale prices and Tom leads us through a percentages problem about football club transfers. GCSE Maths has never been so fun!

Susan (Introduction) 0:50

Bobby (Sale Prices) 7:07

Tom (Football Transfers) 11:23

Follow Up Resources 

Here are suggestions of some maths resources to consolidate your learning once you have watched our video. (You can also find the web links to these resources in the YouTube video description).

Video 1 – Percentages

Mixed Percentages resources (Worksheets with answers & videos) – Corbett Maths:

– GCSE exam questions (Fractions, Decimals & Percentages) – KeshMaths:

– GCSE exam questions (Percentages) – KeshMaths:

– GCSE exam questions (Reverse Percentages) – KeshMaths:

– GCSE exam questions (Compound Interest & depreciation) – KeshMaths:

The KeshMaths list of all maths topics is here.  It includes videos of worked examples, GCSE exam questions and their solutions. 

Note: There are many GCSE Maths resources out there but I have selected these because I often use them when I teach this subject to my students.  

Online Question & Answer Sessions

To accompany the launch of this Tom Rocks Maths Appeal YouTube series we will be holding Q & A sessions on the maths topics covered in the videos. 

For this video lesson on Percentages:

  • Bobby and I will answer questions from you on Thursday 16th April 2020 in a recorded video
  • Tom will answer questions from you on Friday 17th April 2020 in a live-streaming YouTube session

So send your questions to  or

We hope you find our videos enjoyable and useful! Please let us know what you think. Suggestions are very welcome. Our aim is to help people see that maths is for everyone and can be fun! 

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