Doctor of Education
Dr Laura Tuohilampi (UNSW Arts, Design and Architecture) is a mathematics education researcher, an in-service teacher trainer and the founder of Math Hunger and Maths for Humans. Passionate about shifting mindsets to view maths as positive, engaging and achievable, her work explores practices that innovate and inspire traditional teaching methods to evolve with students’ learning habits. She has been awarded the Leader of the Future Award for her work in making mathematics learning more inclusive. Her dissertation was awarded The Best Didactical Thesis of the Year Award in Finland in 2017. Her research focuses on affect, engagement and the social and contextual aspects of learning mathematics. The international version of her book Math Hunger will be published in 2021.
Best Didactical Doctoral Thesis of the Year in Finland (2017)
The Leader of the Future, Finnish award for making mathematics inspirational (2016)
AUD 20,000. Digital Grid Futures Institute Jan-Dec 2021.
Maths Love: the aim of this project is to explore novel ways of making mathematics learning an inspirational experience.
The Art of Science Communication: An interdisciplinary approach to building Strong Communicators at Digital Grid Futures Institute
I am also known as Laura the Maths Buster, with extensive expertise in making people fall in love with maths and utilise my personality and experiences to show the human side of learning mathematics. I worked professionally as a mathematics education influencer, postdoc researcher and a lecturer who makes you see maths in a way you didn't even know existed. My goals are centred around ensuring any audience understands the "why" in learning mathematical skills, by making mathematics approachable, exciting and an accessible integral life skill.
I am the founder of Maths for Humans, a social enterprise that shares resources for real real-life mathematics, and Math Hunger, which is a company providing an all-inclusive engagement program for schools.