Maths Appeal Podcast – Series 2

Our Maths Appeal podcast is back for a second series! In series 2 my co-host Bobby Seagull and I continue on our mission to make maths accessible to everyone but this time our focus for the podcast is maths problem solving. As maths teachers, we both know how difficult it can be to teach students problem solving skills because problem solving is... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Tom Rocks Maths Appeal Video 4 – Straight Line Graphs

Lesson 4 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/irwnZLuiL5U In this episode you will learn how to calculate... Continue Reading →

Tom Rocks Maths Appeal Video 3 – Volume of Prisms

Lesson 3 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/7OCgHfAua6Q In this episode you will learn the... Continue Reading →

Maths Appeal Puzzle Solving Video #7 – ‘Distance Time’ Puzzle Solution

The Maths Appeal Puzzle Solving YouTube video series with  me and the brilliant Bobby Seagull aims to improve the mathematical resilience in children and adults by showing that doing maths puzzles can be fun. Our 10-15 minute videos are designed to support students, parents and teachers think about and practice strategies for puzzle solving in a light-hearted and enjoyable way.  In our videos... Continue Reading →

Tom Rocks Maths Appeal Video 2 – Distance-Time Graphs

Lesson 2 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/g5Cl-xtUh-I In this episode we teach Distance-Time Graphs. Tom... Continue Reading →

Maths Appeal Puzzle Solving Video #6 – ‘Book Discount Percentages’ Puzzle Solution

The Maths Appeal Puzzle Solving Youtube video series with  me and the brilliant Bobby Seagull aims to improve the mathematical resilience in children and adults by showing that trying maths puzzles can be fun. In our videos (now only every Thursday) we will be setting and solving a variety of maths puzzles. Our 10-15 minute videos are designed to support students, parents and... Continue Reading →

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