Tom Rocks Maths Appeal Series One

So our first series of the Tom Rocks Maths Appeal teaching videos   is complete and available on YouTube now.

These videos are a collaborative project between team Maths Appeal (me and Bobby Seagull) and University of Oxford mathematician, Dr Tom Crawford (aka Tom Rocks Maths). We explore and teach mathematics topics from the GCSE Maths syllabus in a light-hearted and fun way. We aim to show the world that maths can be accessible to everyone!

This first series is made up of six videos, each covering a specific GCSE maths topic. In each episode Bobby, Tom and I take turns in explaining the basics of the topics, then we delve a bit deeper into the concept by exploring interesting applied questions and using interactive online resources to bring the maths to life. 

Below are links to all of the Tom Rocks Maths Appeal video lessons in series one. Accompanying them are links to my blog post that explain how to use the videos as a teaching resource:

  1. Percentages, Fractions and Decimals video

Blog post – Percentages, Fractions and Decimals lesson

2. Distance-Time Graphs video

Blog post – Distance-Time Graphs Lesson

3. Volume of Prisms video

Blog post – Volume of Prisms Lesson

4. Straight Line Graphs video

Blog post – Straight Graph Lesson

5. Trigonometry video

Blog post – Trigonometry Lesson

6. Probability Tree Diagrams video

Blog post – Probability Lesson

Each blog post includes:

  • The Tom Rocks Maths Appeal teaching video
  • A breakdown of the maths content covered 
  • Links to interactive online resources from the video
  • Links to follow up resources 

I hope you find the Tom Rocks Maths Appeal videos helpful. If you have any ideas or suggestions for us doing a second series get in touch via the comment section on this blog or email us at

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