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 →

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 →

My ‘Her Maths Story’ Story

I’m so pleased to now be one of the Her Maths Story  stories! Her Maths Story believe in encouraging and empowering self-identifying women to pursue careers in mathematics and beyond. Historically, representation of women in STEM and particularly mathematics has been quite poor, recently more so due to the lack of a multitude of women role models. Her Maths Story want to showcase the variety... 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 →

My London Mathematical Society – Success Story

As you know, I believe diversity in mathematics is really important so it was a pleasure to participate in the London Mathematical Society’s Equality and Diversity Success Stories Project. The project aims to highlight the importance of diversity in mathematics by showcasing the variety of individuals with careers in mathematics and their different achievements. Here... 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 →

Rethinking Maths for Black History Month & Beyond with Pearson

For Black History Month I had the pleasure of collaborating on an article with Pearson about how we can improve diversity in maths education and STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) industries. It was great to share ideas and think about possible solutions.  Here is the post: https://www.pearson.com/uk/educators/schools/news/schools-blog/2021/10/rethinking-maths-for-black-history-month-and-beyond--with-susan-.html Also, here is the Pearson Right Angle... 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 →

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