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 →

The Right Angle Podcast Interview

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.  I had a great chat with host Nicola Woodford-Smith around tackling maths anxiety in the classroom, as well as discussing whether the current maths GCSE... Continue Reading →

Tom Rocks Maths Appeal – Countdown Special (Part 2)

The second part of the Tom Rocks Maths Appeal Countdown Special is out now!  In part one, Team Maths Appeal (me and Bobby Seagull) had the pleasure of assisting our friend and YouTuber, Dr Tom Crawford aka Tom Rock Maths to host a special maths themed Countdown quiz show.  For people who don’t know,  Countdown is a daytime words and numbers TV quiz show... Continue Reading →

IWD: Comedy & Communication in STEM

We all love a bit of a laugh, but how can you use comedy and comedic techniques in your day-today STEM communication, outreach and teaching?  This International Women’s Day I had the privilege of taking part in the Finding Ada panel discussion titled ‘Comedy and Communication’, looking at how we can all use comedy techniques in our... Continue Reading →

My Friends & Our Maths Music Video

It’s International Women’s Day tomorrow and I’m reminded of the incredible power of women, especially when we work together!  5 years ago, for my hen-do, I was surprised by some of my incredible female friends who had secretly arranged to recreate the amazing Kiesza – Hideaway music video for me. They spent weeks planning the shoot and... Continue Reading →

Maths Inspiration Show – Quadratic Equations

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... Continue Reading →

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