Why should maths educators care about Black History Month?

I wrote an article with my Maths Appeal podcast co-host Bobby Seagull about Maths Education and Black History Month for the Mathematical Association . We believe everyone should care about Black History Month, even maths educators because we want all students to know that maths is for everyone.

Maths Week Ireland 2020

Happy Maths Week Ireland 2020! Maths Week Ireland is an all-island initiative that promotes positive attitudes towards maths. It has been running for 15 years and last year it engaged directly with over 400,000 people, making it currently the world’s largest maths festival and today I had the enormous pleasure of kicking off the Maths Week Ireland […]

The 100 Square is My Mathematical Object

This summer, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Katie Steckles and Peter Rowlett for their podcast Mathematical Objects on their brilliant maths blog The Aperiodical and here is it! I spoke about how I came to love the 100 square and the wealth of maths activities you can do with it. I also explain why I’m now an even bigger […]

#MegaFavNumbers, what is yours?

A bunch of Maths YouTubers have come together to make videos about their favourite numbers bigger than one million, which we are calling #MegaFavNumbers… and team Maths Appeal (me and Bobby Seagull) have joined the maths party! The Maths Appeal MegaFavNumber is 1,111,111. Check out our video to find out why… This great project was started by Maths YouTube heavyweights Matt Parker and James Grimes and […]

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 […]

KS2-KS3 Transition Collaborative Maths Hub Meeting (July 2020)

Last week I hosted an online KS2-KS3 Transition collaboration meeting for London Central and West Maths Hub. The meeting brought together primary and secondary maths teachers to discuss ways to bridge the learning gaps of students moving from year 6 into year 7, during the Covid-19 pandemic. For the last two years I have had the pleasure […]

Tom Rocks Maths Appeal Video 6 – Probability Trees Diagrams

Lesson 6 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 you will learn how to use probability tree […]

National Numeracy Day 2020

Happy National Numeracy Day! A day to highlight and celebrate the importance of numeracy skills and everyday maths. I first found out about this fantastic day last year (see previous post) This year, due to the UK Covid-19 lockdown situation National Numeracy decided to put on a virtual festival. The event included a wealth of […]

Tom Rocks Maths Appeal Video 5 – Trigonometry

Lesson 5 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 you will learn the values for Cos, […]

Tom Rocks Maths Appeal Video 4 – Straight Line Graphs

Lesson 4 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 you will learn how to calculate the […]