profile picture checktest Steps To Maths was created by Fergal O'Rourke, a fully qualified and experienced maths teacher who has also worked as an Engineer and software designer.

I was lucky to have great teachers (not just in Maths and Science but also in Music and Art and English and sport) who helped me see a greater view of the world and shared the joy of discovery and I became a teacher to help pass that view on.

Steps to Maths began in order to provide my own students with a way to practice their skills in their own time to make sure that they were able to keep up with the material that we were investigating in class.

From there Steps To Maths has progressed significantly.

What makes Steps to Maths different is the time spent researching practical educational theories prior to the development of the site. In particular, exactly how these theories were established and proven in order to make sure that the learning methodology that was implemented by the software is the absolute best way for students to learn. New specialised algorithms were developed to allow this to happen.

More recently I've redeveloped the software for the web so that it is available to all students and have been delighted with the results my students and students in other schools have achieved with it.

Even as a Maths teacher, an Engineer and software designer with decades of maths training behind me I still learnt a few new ways to go about solving problems from using this software. I know that you will find it useful too!