MathsWeekTV – Secondary Schedule
MathsWeekTV will broadcast two daily shows, one each for primary and secondary schools. The primary school show will begin each day at 10:10am. The secondary school show will begin each day at 11:11am. Scroll down for details of the shows and presenters.
Monday 12th – 11:11am
Bobby Seagull is a TV presenter and author. He is the author of best selling The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers and the co-presenter of the podcast Maths Appeal. He co-wrote The Monkman & Seagull Quiz and co-presents the BBC TV series Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Adventures. He is an ambassador for the charity National Numeracy, a presenter for an Open University course on personal finance for young adults, a regular contributor to Radio Four’s Puzzle For Today and a columnist for the Financial Times.
Tuesday 13th – 11:11am
Tom is a maths tutor at St Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford with a mission to share his love of maths with the world. His award-winning website tomrocksmaths.com features videos, podcasts, articles and puzzles designed to make maths more entertaining, exciting and enthralling for all. Tom also works with Numberphile – one of the largest education channels on YouTube with over 3.14 million subscribers.
Wednesday 14th – 11:11am
Rob is closely involved with the world of maths. He has written (or co-written) seven maths books aimed at the general public, of which two have been world wide bestsellers. He is a Director of Maths Inspiration, a national programme of theatre-based lecture shows for teenagers. He gives numerous talks every year, for just about every audience: primary school children, teenagers, undergraduates, families, teachers, serial killers (no, just checking you’re still reading this). He was President of the Mathematical Association from 2007-8, and has worked with the Royal Institution, the UK Maths Trust and numerous other mathematical organisations. Rob was also a monthly puzzle setter for New Scientist magazine.
In 2016 he received the Zeeman medal for excellence in the promotion of maths. The medal is in honour of Professor Sir Christopher Zeeman, and is awarded jointly by the London Maths Society and the Institute of Maths and its Applications.
Thursday 15th – 11:11am
Dr Laura Bonnett Is a Medical Statistician based in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Liverpool and a member of the Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science. Her work has informed the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s regulations on time off driving for people with a first-ever seizure, and driving during and after antiepileptic drug withdrawal. This work has now also underpinned European Union policy on driving.
She is a Chartered Statistician and member of the Royal Statistical Society’s (RSS) Teaching Statistics Special Interest Group. She has developed statistical outreach activities which can be used by anyone with an interest in the area at a variety of events such as careers fairs, science festivals and in STEM clubs (www.rss.org.uk/hands-on).
Friday 16th – 11:11am
James Tanton is a research mathematician deeply interested in bridging the gap between the mathematics experienced by school students and the creative mathematics practiced and explored by mathematicians. He worked as a college professor for a decade, as a high-school teacher for a decade, and is now the Mathematician in Residence at the Mathematical Association of America in Washington D.C.
James writes math books – with publishers and through his own self-published means. He gives math talks and conducts math workshops all across the continent and overseas. He guides students and he guides teachers. He publishes articles and papers, creating and doing new math. And he shares the mathematical experience with teachers and students of all ages, helping them publish research results too!