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 →

Tom Rocks Maths Appeal Series One

So our first series of the Tom Rocks Maths Appeal teaching videos   is complete and available on YouTube now. These videos are a collaborative project between team Maths Appeal (me and Bobby Seagull) and University of Oxford mathematician, Dr Tom Crawford (aka Tom Rocks Maths). We explore and teach mathematics topics from the GCSE Maths syllabus in a light-hearted and fun way. We aim to show the... Continue Reading →

Tom Rocks Maths Appeal Video 6 – Probability Trees Diagrams

Lesson 6 in our new Tom Rocks Maths Appeal YouTube series is OUT NOW!  Team Maths Appeal (me and Bobby Seagull) have joined forces with the University of Oxford mathematician, Dr Tom Crawford (aka Tom Rocks Maths) to explore and teach topics from the GCSE Maths syllabus. We aim to show the world that maths is accessible to everyone! https://youtu.be/_qe-azCzIVQ In this episode you will learn how to use probability... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Tom Rocks Maths Appeal Video 5 – Trigonometry

Lesson 5 in our new Tom Rocks Maths Appeal YouTube series is OUT NOW!  Team Maths Appeal (me and Bobby Seagull) have joined forces with the University of Oxford mathematician, Dr Tom Crawford (aka Tom Rocks Maths) to explore and teach topics from the GCSE Maths syllabus. We aim to show the world that maths is accessible to everyone! https://youtu.be/eWvMIe7foyk In this episode you will learn the values for... Continue Reading →

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