About/Contact Details

I’m Stephen Cavadino, I’m a maths teacher and KS5 Leader in West Yorkshire currently completing a part time MA in Education and professional enquiry. I’ve spent a lot of time reading the blogs of other maths (and other subject!) teachers online. I feel I have picked up some fantastic ideas that have help shape my practice and enhance my teaching. I have set up this blog in the hope that I can pass on ideas to others and help them as I have been helped.

If you want any more information on anything mentioned within, do let me know through the comments, on twitter (@srcav); Facebook or via email to cavmaths@virginmedia.com.

Any comments and/or ideas are always welcome on any topic, especially Maths or Education.

  1. Jake Byrnes
    February 12, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Help us promote math education with the Math Video Challenge!
    Dear Stephen,
    As a proponent of math education in the United States, we need your help to promote our nationwide math competition by blogging or posting about it on your blog/forum.
    As you probably already know, despite the fact that the US spends the most money on education per capita, our students are ranked 25th globally for math proficiency. The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to improving that statistic. MATHCOUNTS’ third annual “ Math Video Challenge” is a math competition for 6th to 8th graders that encourages student innovation as they create and star in their own math videos, thus exciting them to pursue higher education in math.
    As the webmaster of Cavs Maths, we are asking you to help support this effort by mentioning us in your next blog or forum post or promoting our logo with a link to the site. So far this contest has gathered over 500
    submissions and millions of views on the videos. Our goal this year is this year is to do even better. With your help, we are confident we will reach this goal.
    For more information on MATHCOUNTS or the Math Video Challenge, visit our webpages at mathcounts.org and videochallenge.mathcounts.org/math-camera-action.

  2. July 22, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Hi Stephen, I’m a mathematics education doctoral student at Simon Fraser University interested in mathematics teacher blogs and their impact on teaching. Would you be willing to answer a few questions about your blogging journey via email at some point?

    • July 22, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      Hi Judy, yes, I would love to.

  3. Diana Morgan
    October 14, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Hi Stephen, We have been in touch before about Simon Singh and The Simpsons and their mathematical secrets. If I am not mistaken, we never heard from you as to where to send your review copy. Please do email me and let us know where you would like it sent on diana@ruthkillick.co.uk. Best wishes Diana

  4. RaisaBHuda
    May 16, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Hello Sir,
    I recently came across a math sum in a magazine (Kvant). Can you pls help me with it?

    ” In a convex n-gon (n > 4), no three diagonals are concurrent (intersect at the same point). What is the maximum number of the diagonals that can be drawn inside this polygon so that all the parts they divide into are triangles? ”


    • May 16, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      An interesting puzzle. One I’ve not come across before, but one I shall give some thought to.

  1. April 12, 2015 at 6:27 pm

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