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Katie Steckles

Dr Katie Steckles



Katie Steckles is a mathematician who lectures in the Institute of Education and works freelance as a maths communicator.


Katie studied maths at the University of Manchester, completing a PhD in 2011 and has since worked in public engagement with mathematics — giving talks and workshops, writing about maths, delivering events at science festivals, talking about maths on YouTube, TV and radio. Katie joined SHU as a lecturer in 2018, and has taught in the maths department and the Institute of Education on their secondary undergraduate course.


Sheffield Institute of Education

College of Social Sciences and Arts

I teach on the Thinking Mathematically, 20th & 21st Century Mathematics and Infinite Processes modules on the Secondary Maths Education degree.


Journal articles

Steckles, K., Rowlett, P., & Ugonna, A. (2020). Pre-university informal engagement with mathematical activities and the decision to study mathematics at university. MSOR Connections, 18 (3), 10-22.


Rowlett, P., & Steckles, K. (2021). Maths Engagement Case Studies. Presented at: Talking Maths in Public Conference 2021

Rowlett, P., & Steckles, K. (2020). Mathematical Objects Roadshow. Presented at: Maths Jam Conference 2020

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