Mr Reddy Maths Blog

About

KSA Secondary
I started teaching in 2004 with the Teach First programme. After 2 years I made a move into the City to be a sustainable buildings champion with Arup. I missed working with young people so I combined sustainability with schools and became ‘Mr Greeny‘ for a while. Then the chance to be part of the founding team of a small school came up and I made the happy move back to teaching full-time. For nearly 6 years at King Solomon Academy, I was Head of Maths and a member of SLT. I’m very proud of the work we did as a team and chuffed to bits that our leading group of pupils received senstational GCSE results.

Family
In September 2014, I moved out of London to be closer to my wonderful parents, and with the move sadly had to leave KSA. I still regard KSA as my teaching home and going back to visit, as I do regularly, always fills me with pride.

As hard as it was to leave my colleagues and pupils, looking back now I can say it was the right decision as my dad only survived another 14 months. That was precious time, which in some ways I wish I could put on a loop and play forever.

Well it’s now been a few years since I stepped out of the classroom and one day I’ll be a full-time teacher again (I can’t wait). Right now I spend more hours per week on maths education than ever on the following:

  • Times Tables Rock Stars – a times tables platform for schools and families
  • NumBots – a programme to develop recall and understanding from subitising to subtraction strategies
  • Mavedu – delivering great maths problems from the author to maths students
  • Consultancy – some guest teaching and medium-term partnerships with a handful of schools each year. Mostly focused on curriculum design, mixed attainment teaching and lesson design and whole school aspects around behaviour, culture, routines and expectations.
  • DfE work – I’ve sat on a few panels including a Sheffield Hallam-led evaluation of the England-Shanghai teacher exchange and a review of primary textbooks.
  • AQA Expert Panel – we convene once a term to discuss key priorities for AQA.

Contact me for any of the following:

Bruno
bruno@mrreddy.com

5 Thoughts on “About

  1. Stephanie on February 27, 2013 at said:

    Hi, Mr. Reddy,

    I came across your blog via David Wees, and as a fellow mathematics educator I thought you might be able to help in spreading the word about an educational TV show for preteens about math that we’re putting together. “The Number Hunter” is a cross between Bill Nye The Science Guy and The Crocodile Hunter — bringing math to children in an innovative, adventurous way. I’d really appreciate your help in getting the word out about the project.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/564889170/the-number-hunter-promo

    I studied math education at Jacksonville University and the University of Florida. It became clear to me during my studies why we’re failing at teaching kids math. We’re teaching it all wrong! Bill Nye taught kids that science is FUN. He showed them the EXPLOSIONS first and then the kids went to school to learn WHY things exploded. Kids learn about dinosaurs and amoeba and weird ocean life to make them go “wow”. But what about math? You probably remember the dreaded worksheets. Ugh.

    I’m sure you know math is much more exciting than people think. Fractal Geometry was used to create “Star Wars” backdrops, binary code was invented in Africa, The Great Pyramids and The Mona Lisa, wouldn’t exist without geometry.
    Our concept is to create an exciting, web-based TV show that’s both fun and educational.

    If you could consider posting about the project on your blog, I’d very much appreciate it. Also, if you’d be interested in link exchanging (either on The Number Hunter site, which is in development, or on StatisticsHowTo.com which is a well-established site with 300,000 page views a month) please shoot me an email. We’re also always looking for input and ideas from other math educators!

    Thanks in advance for your help,

    Stephanie
    andalepublishing@gmail.com
    http://www.thenumberhunter.com
    http://www.statisticshowto.com
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/564889170/the-number-hunter-promo

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  3. Sammy on April 10, 2014 at said:

    Hello, we love you! Wow! We work very closely with teachfirst with our Tutorfair foundation (free tutoring to children who can’t afford it) so love you even more! One of our maths tutors would love to do a guest blog with you… The topic is about using ‘SHUV Strategy’ to help eliminate careless errors and lots of our maths tutors have found it really useful! What do you think 😉

    I’m on sammy@tutorfair.com

  4. Natarajan Ganesan on October 7, 2015 at said:

    Have you ever thought of incorporating your Geometry Toolbox with MS Paint? Just more creativity and controls while drawing 🙂 Awesome tool!

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