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 →

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 →

MA Annual Conference 2022

The Mathematical Association will be hosting their Annual Conference ‘Mathematical Visions’, on 12th - 14th April 2022 and I am honoured to be one of their keynote speakers. Other keynote speakers include MA President Dr Chris Pritchard, Professor Anne Watson, Jo Morgan (www.resourceaholic.com) & Chris Smith(Scottish teacher of the year 2018). The conference is sure to be fantastic few days of challenging and inspiring mathematics for all! This... Continue Reading →

Number Confidence Week – Advice for Parents

Earlier this month I shared some tips in the National Numeracy's  Number confidence Week campaign. Number Confidence Week is an opportunity to deal with the powerful and largely unseen issue of low confidence with numbers.  Low confidence with numbers can hold us back in our own lives, and can even affect how our children feel about maths.  I appeared on the 'Grown-ups! You CAN get confident to help with maths homework’ discussion panel with Tom... Continue Reading →

The Great Big Maths & Science Gameshow

I had so much fun last week filming for "The Great Big Maths & Science Gameshow". The event, part of the IF Oxford - Oxford Science & Ideas Festival was hosted by Oxford maths tutor Dr Tom Crawford. The teams were me, my fellow Maths Appeal podcast co-host Bobby Seagull and in opposition Institute of Mathematics and its Applications President Dr Nira Chamberlain & science communicator Sophie Ward. This... Continue Reading →

National Numeracy Day 2021

National Numeracy Day 2021 took place last week on the 19th May. On the day, the charity National Numeracy put on a variety of events to help children and adults feel confident about numbers at home, work and school. There were a host of free online sessions, videos and resources including inspirational stories and practical advice from real-life... 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 →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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