Earlier in the year I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Pearson’s The Right Angle podcast. The podcast invites topical discussions, debates and insights from a range of thought leaders, award-winning maths educators and facilitators.
In our conversation we also discussed …
– The power of contextual maths activities and the British Museum numeracy resources I made (now found the British Museum’s archived website)
– The impact maths anxiety has on people’s wellbeing and strategies for teachers to support their students overcome this.
I suggest teachers
- read the Pearson’s A Guide to Tackling Maths Anxiety’
- follow the Mathematical Resilience work done by Sue Johnston-Wilder like this article ‘Developing Mathematical Resilience in School-Students who have Experienced Repeated Failure’.
– The need for more diversity in STEM industries and education and the importance of role models in tackling this issue. We discussed the Black Heroes in Mathematics conference panel I was involved in last year and the Finding Ada ‘Comedy & Communication in STEM’ panel I was involved earlier this year.
I’m hoping this interview sparks conversations about how WE can improve maths education for our students and society as a whole. Have a listen and get in touch. I’d love to hear your thoughts on my ideas and suggestions.