Stephen Lyon's public profile

UsernameStephen Lyon
Emails.lyon@stem.org.uk
OrganisationNational STEM Learning Centre
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I have taught mathematics for over 30 years in a variety of secondary schools, to all abilities and age ranges up to and including A level further mathematics. I became a head of mathematics at a large comprehensive secondary school and successfully bid to become a mathematics and computing specialist school. After a brief spell as an assistant head I became an advanced skills teacher working with teachers in primary and secondary schools in York. I now work as mathematics lead for STEM Learning, supporting the learning and teaching of mathematics across the STEM Learning network. A great deal of my work is with science teachers exploring the delivery of mathematics within science. I hold the STEM Learning PD Lead accreditation and the NCETM Advanced Mathematics Professional Development Accredited. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and have achieved the CMathTeach accreditation. I am also Assistant Hub Lead (Level 3) for the Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub.

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Mechanics experiments

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Decision Maths: Graphs, networks

16 Jun 20
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SET Maths Resource Links

2 Apr 19
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Mathematics in A level Biology

3 Oct 17
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List of A level mathematics lists

23 Jun 16
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Opinions

Maths in science and science in maths is a two-way street

Ofsted’s research review for science, published in April 2021, makes for interesting reading.Pleasingly, there is a section highlighting that there should be ‘coherence between mathematics and science’. The review goes on to advocate that ‘subject leaders should work together to understand how and when knowledge taught in their respective subjects...

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Our support for STEM tutors during a pandemic

When I was head of a large mathematics department I was regularly asked by parents if I could recommend a tutor for their son or daughter. They would explain their concerns - perhaps their child lacked confidence in mathematics or was not progressing as well as they hoped. Maybe they just wanted additional support for their child - and a...

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Using Geoboards to develop mathematical thinking

I’m always on the lookout for more unusual questions about run-of-the-mill mathematics topics.When finding the area of a rectangle for example, students very often automatically look for the numbers to put into the formula. I was therefore intrigued by the area maze problems created by Japanese mathematician Naoki Inaba, as featured in Alex Bellos...

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