public understanding of mathematics
Some practical tips to help you when you need it most – when you are sitting at the keyboard, ready (or perhaps not so ready) to put your ideas on the page!
When it comes to communicating maths or science that some people find hard to accept, you cannot take your audience's trust for granted. Instead you have to be trustworthy.
You don't have to get it right the first time! And remember, your ears are your best editor. Find out more about how to edit your work effectively.
Whether you're still getting your ideas together, writing your first draft, or revising and editing, here are some tips to keep in mind to help make your piece work for any audience.
Have you found a story you want to tell your audience? Here are some tips to help you on your way.
Two questions lie at the beginning of any writing process. Who you are speaking to and what you want to say?
"What's a statistician's favourite sandwich filling?" Presenter, writer and comendian Timandra Harkness tells us how to make maths funny.
Having empathy with your audience – with all your audiences – is the first step for making your content accessible. Hannah Thomas from the Government Analysis Function explains how you can help.
What are the challenges of communicating from the frontiers of mathematical research, and why should we be doing it?
Tom Irving tells us about providing a bridge between policy and mathematics during the pandemic, the importance of transparency, and discussing the R number at the hair dressers.
There are many ways of explaining technical ideas, and using a range of strategies can give the most intuitive understanding.