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 […]

Author Interview: Conrad Wolfram – The Math(s) Fix

I am a school maths teacher and I love teaching maths… but I often get frustrated by some of the content I have to teach that isn’t preparing my students for the technological world they live in and will be working in.  Last year, I became aware of The Math(s) Fix: An Education Blueprint for the AI […]

Tom Rocks Maths Appeal – Countdown Special (Part 2)

The second part of the Tom Rocks Maths Appeal Countdown Special is out now!  In part one, Team Maths Appeal (me and Bobby Seagull) had the pleasure of assisting our friend and YouTuber, Dr Tom Crawford aka Tom Rock Maths to host a special maths themed Countdown quiz show.  For people who don’t know,  Countdown is a daytime words and numbers TV quiz show […]

Tom Rocks Maths Appeal – Countdown Special

If you’re a fan of Channel 4’s Countdown you are going to LOVE this!  The brilliant Dr Tom Crawford aka Tom Rock Maths hosted a special Countdown style show and Team Maths Appeal (me and my pal Bobby Seagull), had the pleasure of being his sidekicks.  In this special maths themed Countdown show, legendary former champions […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! In this episode you will learn how to use probability tree […]

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! In this episode you will learn the values for Cos, […]

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! In this episode you will learn how to calculate the […]