Podcast 64: How Can We Shape Perceptions of Maths?


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Bobby Seagull

Joshua McGovern

Joshua McGovern has been working with Teacher Toolkit since March 2018. He is responsible for our Soundcloud and iTunes channels and is the production manager for podcasts. He has a degree in Music Production and is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University. Aside from working...
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Why are some people so scared of learning or doing maths?

Our 64th interview is with Bobby Seagull, a maths teacher, doctoral student, author and University Challenge contestant.

In this podcast, listen to Bobby and Teacher Toolkit founder, Ross McGill discuss:

  • Where the surname ‘Seagull’ comes from
  • Bobby’s education story
  • How a financial trader becomes a teacher
  • What it’s like to take part in University Challenge
  • Work-life balance and workload tips for maths teachers
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers and why you should read it
  • Listen carefully to find out how you can win a copy of Bobby’s book
  • How Bobby approached starting his doctoral research
  • What’s he doing in the classroom
  • How Bobby works as a teacher and media influencer
  • How we can shape people’s perceptions of maths
  • Finally, we discover what job Bobby would have started if he didn’t become a teacher.

Listen to the podcast (21 minutes)

Remember, our podcast is available on iTunes!

You can follow Bobby on Twitter or Instagram for inspiring ideas from the world of maths!

Image credit: West Ham United and BT


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