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Pleased to Meet You…April Rudd

11 December 2014

This week we spoke to April Rudd, one of our secondary Maths teachers, about how she’s settling into life in Shanghai and who her favourite Mathematician is…

How long have you been at BISS Puxi? I moved in August this year, so I am still quite new.

What do you enjoy most about our school? I really love being part of the Maths department here and teaching pupils that are really positive and ready to learn. I also love how the students have a real sense of pride about the school, it makes teaching here so much more enjoyable.

How have you settled into life in Shanghai so far? I am still getting used to living in a big city (although crossing the road doesn't terrify me quite so much now) however I have really enjoyed exploring the city with all the great new people I have met out here.

What's your favourite thing to do in Shanghai at the weekends? I like to go walking through parts of the city that I haven't visited before and just seeing what I can find. My favourite walk was from Laoximen to Tianzifang and then up to Shanghai Library, stopping for food and window-shopping on the way.

Who is your favourite Mathematician and why? I would say Fibonacci. He was alive over 800 years ago and he created the Fibonacci sequence of numbers, which is often observed in nature. I like how he found the maths within natural beauty.

Where are you from and what do you miss most from home? I have lived all over England, but at Christmas I return back to Surrey. I miss nice cheese that doesn't cost a fortune and my family's dog, Ted! However, a small price to pay for living in Shanghai.

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