Maths teachers who became Youtube stars

From behind the maths desk, these teachers are also famous on YouTube.

Have you ever checked to see if your maths teacher had a double life as a famous vlogger? There’s a trend happening on YouTube right now, where maths professors are streaming their lessons online. And yes, it’s about 25364% more entertaining than it sounds.

Eddie Woo

  • From: Sydney, Australia
  • Joined YouTube: 2012
  • Subscribers: 1.43 million
  • Total views: 111,393,210.

Eddie uploads videos of his actual classroom lessons at Cherrybrook Technology High School. And they’re fun! He’s passionate about creating free Australian maths resources for students on their favourite medium – YouTube (or WooTube, as he calls his channel). Eddie says he didn’t love maths at school, but once he noticed all its patterns, relationships and connections, it became beautiful and surprising. His enthusiasm for maths will definitely rub off on you!

Matt Parker of Stand-up Maths

  • Based: London, UK
  • Joined YouTube: 2009
  • Subscribers: 981K
  • Total views: 101,854,030.

Although Matt originally studied mechanical engineering at the University of Western Australia, he made the switch to mathematics and physics while writing comedy on the side. He then taught maths in Australia before moving to London, where he speaks at schools, helps students communicate maths and makes awesome videos. His goal? To get more people excited about maths! Hilarious and informative, Matt’s videos are perfect for anyone who likes their pi with a side of laughs.

Professor Leonard

  • From: California, USA
  • Joined YouTube: 2011
  • Subscribers: 602K
  • Total views: 49,668,019.

If calculus is just not clicking for you, take a trip to Professor Leonard’s virtual classroom. He’s a professor of mathematics at Merced College and he posts entire lectures from his calculus classes. You’ll also find algebra, pre-algebra and statistics videos on his channel. Tip: his videos are long so grab some popcorn and settle in. Professor Leonard gets two big thumbs up from us because his lessons are easy to follow and they give you a lot of confidence!

Krista King

  • From: Indiana, USA
  • Joined YouTube: 2010
  • Subscribers: 240K
  • Total views: 33,153,392.

Krista is your geeky, trusty maths tutor taking the frustration out of maths one YouTube video at a time. She makes videos on ALL the maths topics: calculating simple interest, graphing polar curves, integrals, imaginary numbers… she even teaches you how to put the sum in summation notation. Thanks, Krista! We are also big fans of her cheat-sheet style notes and formula sheets you can use as you follow along in her lessons.

Louise Meers

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