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 →

# 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 →

# 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... Continue Reading →

# 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... Continue Reading →

# 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! https://youtu.be/_qe-azCzIVQ In this episode you will learn how to use probability... Continue Reading →

# 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! https://youtu.be/eWvMIe7foyk In this episode you will learn the values for... 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 →