NCETM Maths Podcast Interview

This summer, I had the pleasure of being interviewed for the NCETM Maths Podcast. The NCETM stands for National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics and they aim to raise levels of achievement in maths through supporting teachers of maths through continuing professional development.   It was great to chat with host Gwen Tresidder about engagement, classroom culture and... Continue Reading →

Maths Appeal Podcast – Series 2

Our Maths Appeal podcast is back for a second series! In series 2 my co-host Bobby Seagull and I continue on our mission to make maths accessible to everyone but this time our focus for the podcast is maths problem solving. As maths teachers, we both know how difficult it can be to teach students problem solving skills because problem solving is... Continue Reading →

MEI Conference 2022

The MEI (Mathematics, Education, Innovation) conference took place on the 30th June and 1st July 2022 at the University of Keele. The event was an opportunity for maths teachers and enthusiasts at all stages of their careers to share, explore, discuss and evaluate ideas for the classroom. The workshops covered a wide variety of topics and sessions were led... Continue Reading →

My ‘Her Maths Story’ Story

I’m so pleased to now be one of the Her Maths Story  stories! Her Maths Story believe in encouraging and empowering self-identifying women to pursue careers in mathematics and beyond. Historically, representation of women in STEM and particularly mathematics has been quite poor, recently more so due to the lack of a multitude of women role models. Her Maths Story want to showcase the variety... Continue Reading →

National Numeracy Day 2022 #BigNumberNatter

The 18th May was National Numeracy Day 2022 and to celebrate the charity National Numeracy wanted everyone to join the first ever nationwide conversation about numbers, the #BigNumberNatter. The aim was to encourage people to talk about numbers, to make the subject a little less scary and to encourage the first step towards improving numeracy. As part of the day... Continue Reading →

My London Mathematical Society – Success Story

As you know, I believe diversity in mathematics is really important so it was a pleasure to participate in the London Mathematical Society’s Equality and Diversity Success Stories Project. The project aims to highlight the importance of diversity in mathematics by showcasing the variety of individuals with careers in mathematics and their different achievements. Here... Continue Reading →

Rethinking Maths for Black History Month & Beyond with Pearson

For Black History Month I had the pleasure of collaborating on an article with Pearson about how we can improve diversity in maths education and STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) industries. It was great to share ideas and think about possible solutions.  Here is the post: https://www.pearson.com/uk/educators/schools/news/schools-blog/2021/10/rethinking-maths-for-black-history-month-and-beyond--with-susan-.html Also, here is the Pearson Right Angle... Continue Reading →

Lighten Up! Injecting Humour into Maths Teaching

I wrote an article for The Society for Education and Training (SET) magazine in Tuition about how to include more humour into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) communication and teaching. The article builds on some of the ideas mentioned in the Finding Ada panel discussion I was involved in earlier this year, titled ‘Comedy and Communication’ for International Women's Day. Here... Continue Reading →

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