Mike Anderson's public profile

UsernameMike Anderson
Emailm.anderson@stem.org.uk
OrganisationNational STEM Centre
Current RoleConsultant/adviser

I am a Mathematics Subject Specialist for STEM Learning. Based at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, I support with secondary mathematics curriculum resources, projects and CPD.

Over the past decade I have taught mathematics in a number of schools both in Leeds and in New Zealand, and held a variety of positions in maths departments and within the wider school.

Areas of interest include teaching for problem solving, using manipulatives in the classroom, and making use of mathematics to support learning across the STEM subjects.

Resources

Shared Resources

'Maths in Space' workshop

7 Mar 16
3 files
0
0

Perfect numbers

10 Nov 17
1 file
0
0

Shared Collections

Fractals

27 Nov 17
8 links
0
0

Braille

20 Sep 17
5 links
0
0

Loci and constructions

28 Mar 17
9 links
0
0

Moving on with Maths Teaching

12 Jan 17
8 links
0
0

PGCE visit 2016/17

15 Sep 16
9 links
0
0

Opinions

Festive fractals: bringing Christmas into the maths classroom

Santa is 7. A turkey is 11. What is the value of a Christmas cracker?After a long-term, it’s that time of year again when students begin to ask “Can we do something Christmassy this lesson?”With the final autumn term assessments out of the way, it might be time to plan a Christmas-themed lesson - but what to do? In my classroom, took the...


Category

Finding Friedman numbers

Whether you’re a fan of Rachel Riley, Richard Whitely, Carol Vorderman or even the Des Lynam era - I’ve never met a maths teacher who isn’t a Countdown fan.There are plenty of Countdown-style games to use in the maths classroom, such as this resource on the STEM Learning website. As a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT), Countdown was always my...


Category

The hunt for perfect numbers

I was born on a Friday the thirteenth, so growing up my favourite number was 13. I found the fear of the number – known as Triskaidekaphobia – fascinating. In some cultures, such as in Hong Kong and Macau, thirteen is actually considered lucky. Either way, at a young age I was aware of the power that numbers can have.In 2014, Alex Bellos set out...


Category