Bobby Seagull and Susan Okereke are two maths fans on a mission to make maths more accessible to everyone!
The Maths Appeal podcast features discussions about key maths topics, maths puzzles and interviews with maths champions from the worlds of tech, entertainment, comedy and education.
Maths Appeal is an independent project created by Bobby Seagull, Susan Okereke and producer Jenny Nelson. The music is written and performed by Kele Okereke and the logo design is by Calixte Davis.
Maths Appeal 2019 GCSE Special
Bobby and Susan present a special edition of the podcast for students preparing to sit GCSE Maths exams - and it's also a support guide for parents of students and teachers too,
Susan and Bobby discuss the exam structure, feedback from exam boards and share their top tips!
This Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Maths Information Guide gives a good overview of the GCSE Maths qualification: https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/mathematics/2015/misc/T772%20GCSE%20Maths%20Guide%20(web%20-%20final).pdf
Here is a list of the need to know formulae for the Maths GCSE (9-1) exam from Edexcel: https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/mathematics/2015/teaching-and-learning-materials/W148-GCSE-Maths-A4-Poster-colour.pdf
Here is the NCETM Podcast GCSE Maths 9-1: How did it perform in its second summer? where representatives from Exam Boards explain what areas students found difficult in the 2018 Maths GCSE exams:
Bobby & Susans’ Favourite GCSE Revision Resources
Murderous Maths (GCSE Tips): http://www.murderousmaths.co.uk/books/GCSEtips.htm
Corbett Maths: https://corbettmaths.com/
BBC The Maths Show: https://www.bbc.com/teach/class-clips-video/maths-gcse-the-maths-show/z4f692p
Maths Bot (GCSE Resources): https://mathsbot.com
Share your favourite GCSE Maths Resources with us on Twitter or Instagram @MathsAppeal
Maths Appeal Ep 12 - Measure / Zoe Griffiths
In the final episode of series 1, Bobby and Susan discuss measure and Bobby sets a puzzle related to it - with a Harry Potter twist! The guest is Zoe Griffiths from Think Maths, and Bobby's Maths Fact has a French connection. Thank you for your support over our first series - please keep an eye on @mathsappeal on Twitter for news of series 2!
Maths Appeal Ep 11 - 2D & 3D Shapes / Catherine Breslin
Bobby and Susan tackle 2D and 3D shapes, and Puzzle King Bobby sets a puzzle related to a Rubik's cube with a casual West Ham reference thrown in for good measure. Our guest is machine learning scientist Catherine Breslin who gets us excited (and slightly terrified) about voice recognition devices.
Maths Appeal Ep 10 - Angles and Lines / Anne-Marie Imafidon pt.2
Bobby and Susan talk about angles and lines, explaining how they teach the subject to their students and the common challenges faced by people getting to grips with it. Bobby's puzzle features pizza - not for the first time - and Susan speaks to the brilliant Anne-Marie Imafidon, co-founder of Stemettes. Anne-Marie explains how the idea for Stemettes came about and why it's more about creativity than curriculum.
Maths Appeal Ep 9 - Statistics / Anne-Marie Imafidon pt.1
The podcast could be described as above average this week as Bobby and Susan get to grips with statistics. Puzzle King Bobby puts on his dancing shoes for a Strictly-themed puzzle, and our guest is the brilliant Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, co-founder of Stemettes. In the first of a two-part interview, Anne-Marie tells us about her early love of maths, passing 2 GCSEs at the age of 10, and why she loves Galois theory just as much as she loves Beyonce.
Maths Appeal Ep 8 - Probability / Simon Singh
Probability is everywhere, and Bobby and Susan are here to prove it. From the weather, to the national lottery, with dice-throwing in between, the two discuss teaching probability and common pitfalls students face. This week's guest is Simon Singh, maths champion and science author. He chats to Susan about maths education and his favourite maths apps and online resources. Oh, and Bobby's puzzle is a thing of joy. This time it's about breakfast.
Love everything about the podcasts and I have learned so much. The presenter’s are so energetic and positive. Make some more please.
Perfect for multitasking
I’m a new mature maths student who’s been desperately looking for audio material to soak up while working. This provides me with tons of concise and interesting conversation to make me feel like I’m learning without having to pick up a pen and pad.
Hope it continues for a long time. Thank you!