Last half-term, I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Maths Inspiration virtual show ‘What’s the point in Quadratic Equations?’ Hosted by maths legend Matt Parker, this interactive show explored the surprising ways in which quadratic equations crop up in the real world, from falling objects to probability. Other guests included Aoife Hunt, Hugh Hunt and Rob Eastaway. In my section […]

# Tom Rocks Maths Appeal – Countdown Special

If you’re a fan of Channel 4’s Countdown you are going to LOVE this! The brilliant Dr Tom Crawford aka Tom Rock Maths hosted a special Countdown style show and Team Maths Appeal (me and my pal Bobby Seagull), had the pleasure of being his sidekicks. In this special maths themed Countdown show, legendary former champions […]

# 24 Hour Maths Magic Show 2020

The 24 hour Maths Magic show took place this October. A group of maths presenters got together some mathematicians, magicians and other cool people to put on a live 24-hour long online YouTube mathematical magic show. Each half-hour had a different special guest sharing a mathematical magic trick, giving a total of 48 tricks for you to watch and puzzle […]

# Black Heroes in Mathematics Conference 2020

As part of the Black History Month 2020 celebrations The British Society for the History of Mathematics, The International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the London Mathematical Society, held a two day conference on Black Heroes of Mathematics. The vision of the conference was “To celebrate the inspirational contributions of black role models to the field […]

# 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 […]