Bobby Seagull Becomes A Potential Plus UK Ambassador

We are delighted that Bobby Seagull has agreed to become an Ambassador for Potential Plus UK. This enormously popular contestant from University Challenge recently hosted our Above and Beyond Awards in February 2019.  Starting with a background as a financial trader and Chartered Accountant, Bobby now works in the field of education. He has a [...]

2019-04-23T17:07:02+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Ambassadors, Focus on Potential, Latest News, Mathematics|Tags: , , |

The Romanian Master of Mathematics Competition 2019 by Tommy Walker Mackay (Aged 16)

In February 2019 I represented the UK at the Romanian Master of Mathematics (RMM), an international competition held annually in Bucharest, Romania. In this report I describe the process of being selected for the competition and my experience of the competition itself. I also talk about the UK Maths Trust, the organisation that organises and [...]

Congratulations to Professor Valsa Koshy

Potential Plus UK is delighted that the achievements of Professor Valsa Koshy have been recognised through the award of an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Her contribution over many years to the understanding of, and educational provision for, children with high learning potential has been invaluable. Valsa combines academic rigour with practical [...]

Challenge 13: The Diffy Square Challenge

Rob Eastaway challenges you with Diffy Squares in the next installment in our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book. Rob is an author and speaker, well known for his work making maths accessible to children and parents. His bestselling books include Maths on the Go: 101 Ways to Play with Maths and Why Do [...]

2017-07-13T16:27:05+00:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: Challenges, Mathematics|Tags: , , , |

Challenge 10: Can You Solve It?

The next challenge in our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book series is set by Alex Bellos who writes a maths blog and a puzzle blog for the Guardian and frequently speaks on maths at conferences, festivals, in schools and in companies. His maths blog won the prize for Best Science Blog 2016 awarded by [...]

2017-07-13T16:38:48+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Challenges, Mathematics|Tags: , , , |

Challenge 7: Calculating Extinction

The next challenge in our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book series is provided by Kate Snowdon, staff writer at National Geographic Kids - a monthly magazine filled with features, posters, puzzles, and exciting things to make and do.   Challenge 7: Calculating Extinction This challenge will get you scratching your cranium to work out [...]

2017-07-13T16:38:38+00:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: Challenges, Mathematics|Tags: , , , |

Nurturing Mathematical Promise

Professor of Education and Director of Brunel Able Children's Education Centre, Valsa Koshy, writes for us on Nurturing Mathematical Promise. Prof Koshy is co-founder and director of the Brunel Able Children’s Education (BACE) Centre which supports Talent Development. The centre’s work is based on a broadened conception of talents and gifts rather than on labelling children, [...]

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