Maths is for everyone!
Every student should leave school competent and confident in everyday maths, said Susan Okereke at Ada Lovelace Day Live Online.
Every student should leave school competent and confident in everyday maths but sadly, this is not the case for many students. It has become socially acceptable to say ‘I can’t do maths’ and this attitude is having a negative impact on our children, our economy and society as whole. This talk will highlight the crucial role maths teachers and parents play in improving this situation and in making the world a fairer place. Susan will share some ideas on how to support people (children and adults) to enjoy and feel more confident doing maths but the main aim of this talk is to encourage discussion, ideas, sharing and collaboration.
About Susan Okereke
Susan Okereke is a maths teacher and communicator, who passionately believes that numeracy is an essential basic skill (like reading and writing) that everyone should be confident at. She challenges negative views of maths by creating and delivering maths content in a way that is accessible, memorable and confidence building.
While teaching maths in a London secondary school, she also delivers professional development for teachers, co-hosts the Maths Appeal Podcast with Bobby Seagull, and she regularly presents at maths events and projects for students, teachers and the general public.
Susan is on a mission to show that maths is everywhere and for everyone!