Ada Lovelace Day Live 2022

The 11th of October 2022 was the 13th international Ada Lovelace day and to celebrate there was a fabulous evening of STEM talks about everything from neuroscience to poo engineering to the science of the human voice at Ada Lovelace Day Live Online!  The online event was opened by Finding Ada Lovelace Day founder Suw Charman-Anderson and the event’s compere... 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 →

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 →

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 Right Angle Podcast Interview

Earlier in the year I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Pearson’s The Right Angle podcast. The podcast invites topical discussions, debates and insights from a range of thought leaders, award-winning maths educators and facilitators.  I had a great chat with host Nicola Woodford-Smith around tackling maths anxiety in the classroom, as well as discussing whether the current maths GCSE... Continue Reading →

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