Matt Parker's Humble Pi


Our Winter Core Maths Festival is comprised of six inspirational talks by seven speakers. We hope that these will enthuse, challenge and enlighten you and offer a springboard to the creation of fantastic contextualised maths lessons.

Who will benefit from attending?

These sessions are designed to appeal to all maths teachers, regardless of how much experience of Core Maths you have had, if any. 

We strongly believe that greater collaboration across departments can be hugely beneficial for students and encourage you to invite your science and social science colleagues to this talk.


Matt Parker
Stand-up comedian and best selling author of Humble Pi


We are thrilled that acclaimed stand-up comedian and author, Matt Parker is opening our Winter 2022 Festival.

Many of you will have experienced the delights of his books and YouTube videos and know how relevant his work is to the teaching of maths in context. Matt’s book, Humble Pi, was the first ever Maths book to be a No. 1 bestseller and explores what happens when maths goes wrong in the real world.

In this talk, Matt will highlight gems from Humble Pi and his latest videos, igniting your curiosity and providing ways to get your students really excited about maths.

Materials and Equipment

During the session, there will be opportunities to ask questions via the chat function on the platform but microphones and webcams are not necessary.


This course is free for teachers from state-funded schools, colleges and academies in England. Teachers based in other parts of the UK or in independent schools and colleges may apply, but places will only be allocated if there is availability.


The sessions are free of charge to all teachers in England.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

Core Maths, 11-16 maths, A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

1 hour

Online sessions:





Tue 18th Jan 2022

Course times:

16:30 - 17:30


Free for teachers in England


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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Teacher Support Team
[email protected]
01225 716494

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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