education

A new book out for Women in Maths Day & National Numeracy Day

12th May was chosen for Women in Maths day as it’s the birthday of the late Maryam Mirzakhani. She’s the first women ever to have won the Fields Medal, which is the mathematical equivalent of the Noble Prize. In the UK, 13th May 2020 will be National Numeracy Day. As a lover of maths, I’ve … Read more …

Make Mistakes. Go to Failure parties. Repeat for success.

Know that you don’t know all of the answers. If you assume you do, you’ll never learn anything. – anon I love learning. I love creating & discovering new learning experiences in new arenas. I love getting that buzz from discovering a new feature on a piece of software (like figuring out the mouse gestures for … Read more …

The potential power of Fun for charity & education

Sometimes I’m astounded at the lack of ‘fun’ people have during the day and the amount of fun they are afraid of having. A friend recently wrote about enjoying your job (or not), and at the Stemette launch, the loudest feedback we received was on the lack of PowerPoint slides and prevalence of girls just having … Read more …