I enjoy speaking at conferences and my workshops always get excellent feedback. I can run numerous different workshops - these are listed at the bottom of this page.

You are welcome to get in touch if you want me to speak at your event. However, please note that I am a full-time teacher, not a professional speaker, and I get no time off school for speaking engagements. I am totally independent and am not supported by or affiliated with any Maths Hub or other organisation.

As I teach full time, I only have availability on weekends and during school holidays. I will support maths education events where possible. Please bear in mind:

  • it takes me a considerable amount of time to prepare materials for my presentations and it's unreasonable to ask me to do this for free. Please get in touch and I'll let you know my fee.
  • I am unable to travel long distances to speak at conferences due to family commitments.
  • I don't have good enough wifi at home or at school to deliver online sessions.

Guest Posts

I get dozens of emails every week offering me money for guest posts on my blog. I do not respond to these emails. I wouldn't dream of allowing companies to sell their products and services through my blog, it is totally against my principles.  


I will not advertise products through my blog, nor will I promote products on my Twitter feed. Please do not email these requests. 

Other Requests

You are welcome to get in touch to ask advice or to share an idea with me. But please bear with me! I get a huge number of emails. If you're a maths teacher, I will endeavour to reply to you within a week. If it takes a little longer, I'm really sorry! 


Challenge without Acceleration
In this workshop we’ll discuss how to challenge students without rushing through content or accelerating onto future topics. We’ll look at how we can use challenge both to develop a deeper understanding and to build learners’ mathematical skills.

Everybody Loves Pythagoras
We love teaching Pythagoras! It's accessible, challenging, engaging, memorable and important. What a topic. In this workshop we'll look at loads of cool tasks and ideas for teaching Pythagoras' Theorem.

Teaching Quadratics
When maths teachers were surveyed to find out what topic they most enjoy teaching, quadratics came out top. It's no surprise that it's so popular. This wonderful topic is full of beautifully interconnected ideas. It takes us on a journey from the fundamentals of algebraic manipulation and graphical representations, right through to the complexities of calculus and optimisation. In this workshop we will discuss some pedagogical ideas. We will consider how we can begin to deepen our students' understanding of quadratics throughout our teaching.

Let’s Talk About Methods
For many topics on the maths curriculum there are numerous different methods we can choose to teach our pupils. If you ask a group of 100 teachers what method they teach for finding a highest common factor, you’ll find a wide range of approaches. In this presentation we’ll look at methods for a number of topics and discuss how we can ensure we are choosing the most suitable method to teach our students

The Evolution of Vocabulary in Mathematics
In this session we will explore how the mathematical vocabulary used in schools has changed over the last three hundred years. We will look at words, symbols and methods that have fallen out of common usage, as well as exploring the origins of the vocabulary that we all use everyday.

Task Design
In this session participants will examine the features of good tasks, looking at a range of excellent resources and activities, and consider accessibility, challenge and a number of other factors.

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