About Me

Hi, I'm Jo. I teach maths.

I graduated from UCL in 2002 with a 1st class honours degree in Statistics. I then worked in the City for seven years - starting with the graduate training programme at the Bank of England, then working at Barclays, Macquarie and UBS.

In 2009 I decided to try a more worthwhile and challenging career (read more about this decision in my post 'Why teach?'). I did a PGCE in Secondary Mathematics at Kings College London. I spent five years teaching at a girls' grammar school in Greater London, including a year as Key Stage 5 Coordinator. I then worked as a Lead Practitioner and Acting Joint Head of Faculty at Glyn School Epsom. In September 2018 I started working for Harris Federation and in July 2019 I took on the role of Assistant Principal at Harris Academy Sutton.

I've been sharing teaching ideas and resources on resourceaholic.com since April 2014. 

I tweet as @mathsjemI am a member of the AQA Maths Expert Panel and the TES Maths Panel. I chair the MA's Publicity and Media Committee. I am a regular guest on Craig Barton's podcast

In December 2019 my book 'A Compendium of Mathematical Methods' was published.

I don't claim to be a brilliant teacher - I have a lot to learn - but I do know a lot about maths resources! I enjoy sharing teaching ideas. I like to be helpful, it makes me happy.

I have two daughters - Maddie and Hettie. My lovely husband Dan is an ODP (Operating Department Practitioner) at The Royal Marsden Hospital.  

If you'd like to know more about me, read my profile in the 'Behind the Mathematician' series and my case study on the MTPT Project website.

Contact Me
You can contact me through Twitter (@mathsjem) or email resourceaholic@gmail.com. Before making requests, please read my requests page.

You can download and comment on my own resources on TES. I've credited the authors of all other resources on this website where possible, apologies if I've missed anyone.

This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of my employer.

This blog is ad free, meaning it does not generate any income whatsoever. If you'd like to say thanks for the work I've put into it, you can buy me a drink here (you lovely person!).

Achievements and Engagements






  • January 2019: Presented at Maths Hub Workgroup: A Level Pedagogy (Large Data Set)
  • January 2019: Presented to Harris NQTs on Mathematical Methods
  • January 2019: Presented on Indices in Depth at the ATM/MA London branch
  • January 2019: Featured in Edu-Tweeters for Primary School Teachers
  • January 2019: Interviewed for Seven Questions with... for the Cambridge Maths blog
  • January 2019: Guest on the Relatively Prime podcast
  • February 2019: Hosted and presented at the DfE's #teachmathsnorthants conference
  • February 2019: Hosted and presented at the Harris maths inset
  • March 2019: Knowledge Quiz Series on sale
  • March 2019: Organiser and host of Matt Parker's #humblepi book launch
  • March 2019: Presented Unit Conversions in Depth at #mathsconf18 
  • March 2019: Presented 'How to Solve an Adfected Quadratic' at the Habs Girls Conference
  • March 2019: Presented on methods at Educating Northants
  • March 2019: Recorded 'Conference Takeaways' Podcast with Craig Barton at Educating Northants
  • April 2019: Presented on the evolution of maths vocabulary at the ATM/MA Conference
  • April 2019: Recorded two 'Conference Takeaways' Podcast with Craig Barton at #ATMMA19
  • May 2019: Post featured in Schools Week Top Blogs of the Week
  • June 2019: Article on vulgar fractions published by La Salle Education
  • June 2019: Presented 'Multiplication Madness' at ResearchED Rugby
  • June 2019: Presented on the evolution of maths vocabulary at #mathsconf19
  • June 2019: Presented on resources at the MEI Conference
  • June 2019: Recorded 'Conference Takeaways' Podcast with Craig Barton at the MEI Conference
  • July 2019: Started working as Assistant Principal at Harris Academy Sutton
  • July 2019: Presented on methods at Kent & Medway Maths Hub Conference
  • July 2019: Featured in Craig Barton's podcast Slice of Advice: What did you learn this year?
  • July 2019: Featured in Twinkl's 'Top UK Education Blogs 2019'
  • August 2019: Ranked 6th in Vuelio's Top 10 UK Education Blogs 
  • September 2019: Featured in Tutor House's Top Resources for Teachers 2019 - 2020
  • September 2019: Presented on methods at #mathsconf20 in Edinburgh
  • October 2019: Presented on the Calculator Crisis at #mathsconf21 in Peterborough
  • October 2019: Ran Marvellous Maths with Craig Barton
  • December 2019: Book published: 'A Compendium of Mathematical Methods'
  • December 2019: Topics in Depth video podcast published by TES: Indices



Praise for Resourceaholic.com
"A good balance of humble, honest personal reflection with insight and analysis." ~ Tom Sherrington (@teacherhead) in this post.

"You can really see the time and commitment that has gone into this site." ~ @EduStaffGroup in this post.

"A resource rich blog totally rooted in teaching and learning containing resources covering topics at KS3, 4 and 5. Of particular note are the 'Maths Gems' signposting 5 specific resources or ideas in each". ~ @OCR_Maths in this list.

"Your blog has a profound effect on my teaching. It really is inspirational and has caused me to critically assess all my resources and the way I deliver topics". ~ Ben Salisbury, maths teacher (by email).

"She shares, she collates, she inspires. The Sunday evening chat #MathsTLP and her website resourceaholic.com are staples for any planning, across KS3, KS4 and KS5". ~ Emma Bell (@El_Timbre) in this post.

"This blog is filled with ideas and resources for teaching secondary mathematics. With everything from Star Wars puzzles to mathematical handwriting, it’s an award winning blog for all things maths." ~ Teachers Building Society in this article.

"It isn't the quantity and frequency of Jo's blogs that's the most remarkable, it's the quality..." ~ Matt Dunbar, Trinity Maths (via Twitter).

"Your blog has been an incredibly useful way to get mini-bouts of CPD. As a HoD it has been invaluable in helping me provide internal CPD to my own dept. We are all very grateful for all your help guiding us through the new GCSE this year" ~ Gurpreet Dhillow, Head of Maths (by email).

"It was fantastic to see that Jo (@mathsjem) Morgan won the UK Blog Award for her amazing Resourceaholic blog. It’s serious treasure trove of material and ideas about teaching maths. Again, a firm favourite blog style – talking about what we actually do in the classroom in detail." ~ Tom Sherrington (@teacherhead) in this post