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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

An Evening of Unnecessary Detail

At the end of May, I had the pleasure of presenting a talk at the brilliant science comedy event An Evening of Unnecessary Detail by the fantastic Festival of the Spoken Nerd.  The event was set up and hosted by trio stand-up mathematician Matt Parker (@standupmaths), geek songstress Helen Arney (@HelenArney) and experiments maestro Steve Mould  (@MouldS). The night […]

National Numeracy Day 2019

Last week (15th May) was National Numeracy Day , a campaign set up to widen the discussion about poor numeracy in the UK and to promote the message that ‘everyone is a numbers person’. National Numeracy exists to help people across the UK grow in confidence and competence in numeracy. The charity was set up […]

Maths Appeal GCSE Exam Special

With exam season fast approaching the Maths Appeal podcast team (myself, Bobby Seagull and producer Jenny Nelson) decided to put together a GCSE Maths Exam special edition to support students preparing for the GCSE Maths exams and to support their parents and maths teachers. As Maths teachers, Bobby and I know that this can be […]

Maths Appeal Podcast

For the last few months I’ve been working on a podcast called Maths Appeal and it has been an absolute pleasure working with my co-host the brilliant Bobby Seagull and our wonderful wonderful producer Jenny Nelson (collectively we are the 3 Mathsketeers!) The mission of the Maths Appeal podcast is to make maths more accessible to […]