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Special Interest Group

Mathematics Education

The SIG is linked to the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM) and aims to bring together researchers interested in a wide range of issues involving the teaching and learning of mathematics, both inside and outside of formal educational settings. Our intention is to be inclusive and accessible for all researchers, both new and experienced, encouraging them to work together to develop ideas and methodologies.

The SIG aims to embrace an eclectic range of methodological and conceptual approaches to mathematics education research. It provides academics and practitioners working within the field with a mechanism for sharing research ideas and disseminating findings. The SIG importantly also provides the mathematics education community an opportunity for debate and networking at a national level.

In recent years concerns have been raised in the UK about the state of mathematics education; official reports have made recommendations for improvement and national strategies have been implemented. Politically, we are at a critical point in the debate that will shape the structures that will frame the development of mathematics education over the next few years. It is essential that this debate is informed by a robust evidence base of research about the teaching and learning of mathematics. BSRLM has been a BERA Associated Society for many years, and it is clear that a stronger alliance between BSRLM and BERA benefits both societies, supports the strengthening of the evidence base and thus informs the debate.

The SIG also endeavours to build partnerships with other mathematics education-related organisations and societies in and beyond the UK.

SIG Convenors

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Gill Adams, Dr

Reader in Education at Sheffield Hallam University

Gill is a Reader in Education at the Sheffield Institute of Education (SIoE), Sheffield Hallam University. She came into higher education after seventeen years’ experience teaching and leading secondary mathematics and six years as a...

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Gwen Ineson, Dr

Reader in Mathematics Education at Brunel University

Gwen Ineson is a Reader in Mathematics Education at Brunel University London, where she is Deputy Head of the Department of Education. She supervises a number of doctoral researchers and her main teaching is on the primary PGCE, where she is...

Content associated with this SIG

BERA Conference 2023

12 September 2023 to 14 September 2023Aston University/ Conference Aston

Welcome to the BERA Annual Conference 2023 Abstract submission now open! It is a great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to a BERA Annual Conference 2023. Many of you will have watched the...

Upcoming conference12 Sep 2023

BERA Conference 2023 – Call for Abstract Reviewers

6 Feb 2023 - 17 Feb 2023

Would you be willing to act as a reviewer for abstracts submitted to the BERA Annual Conference 2023? To be involved, you will need to: be a BERA Member be available to referee abstracts...

Upcoming event

SIG Forum Meeting – Mathematics in Education

Join the Mathematics Education SIG annual meeting to network with colleagues, learn about the activities of the SIG over the last year and plans for 2022. This meeting will be hosted on Zoom,...

Past event10 Jan 2022