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 →

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 →

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... Continue Reading →

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! https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/aperiodical.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Mathematical-Objects-Hundred-Square.mp3 I spoke about how I came to love the 100 square and the wealth of maths activities you can do with it. 1-100 square I also explain why I’m now... Continue Reading →

#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… https://youtu.be/z6Bke6nA4Ww This great project was started by Maths YouTube heavyweights Matt Parker and James... Continue Reading →

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