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.
Wayfinders. AUD 30,000. Digital Grid Futures Institute Jan 2021-Jun 2022.
Love Maths. AUD 10,000. UNSW Rapid Research Fund Jan 2022-Nove2022.
ECAN award for Maths for Humans community work (2021)
Best Didactical Doctoral Thesis of the Year in Finland (2017)
The Leader of the Future, Finnish award for making mathematics inspirational (2016)
Teacher education and development: Love Maths. New models of PL that lead to iterative co-construction of new knowledge.
Educational psychology: Love Maths. Exploring novel ways of making mathematics learning an inspirational experience. Clarifying the concept of student engagement and how that connects with short and long term interest development.
Science Communication: Wayfinders. An interactive show for Stage 2 students. 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.