Welcome to the homepage of Alison Kiddle, a mathematician, educator and communicator based in the East of England.

## About

I am a mathematician, a teacher, a writer, and a crafter. I’m happiest when I can find ways to combine all four…

I graduated with a degree in Mathematics in 2002, then trained to teach maths in secondary schools. These days I spend my time creating maths resources, talking to teachers, running maths workshops, tutoring, and thinking about how to communicate mathematical ideas.

## Blog

### Stacking cups and bunny rabbits

Last weekend, it was Big MathsJam, and among the mathematical delights I sampled, there was a talk by Christian Lawson-Perfect about stacking cups. You can see a really quick version of his talk on the Aperiodical website. Before reading on, you might like to think about the problem a bit…

### A weights puzzle, and reflections on how I solve problems

At the weekend, I went to a lovely party, and on finding out I was a mathematician, one of the other attendees shared a weight puzzle that I think I have come across before but never tried to solve. I have been thinking about it on and off since then, and I promised to the …

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### That’s easy!

There are various words I would like to ban, or rather, as I am generally quite liberal in my views and don’t tend to go in for banning, words I would caution against using carelessly. I may blog more about such words in the future (Ha! Who am I kidding? When did I last blog?) …