Episode 34: Putting the M in STEM

Today’s episode is all about the M in STEM, mathematics. 

We’re talking about why maths is more than just equations and numbers, that it surrounds us in nature and why it has such a bad stigma attached to it. 

To help us explain this topic we’re joined by Barbara Holland, an associate professor and mathematician. Barbara works within the Theoretical Phylogenetics research group in the School of Natural Sciences at the University of Tasmania. 

We were also incredibly lucky to have been able to interview the 2018 Australian local hero of the year and math teacher youtube sensation, Eddie Woo. Eddie gave us insight into why maths has such a bad stigma and why he finds such joy in teaching it.

Tune in to hear why maths is more than just numbers and how we can destigmatise the subject.

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