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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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