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Special Interest Group

Mathematics Education

An inclusive community for conversations about mathematics education research

The BERA Mathematics Education SIG aims to bring together researchers interested in all aspects of mathematics learning and teaching, both inside and outside of formal educational settings. We embrace an eclectic range of methodological and conceptual approaches to mathematics education research, encouraging creative approaches to tackling current issues.

Research interests 

Research interests are wide ranging and include both responses to current debates in education and exploration of issues that have long been associated with mathematics education. We aim to be inclusive and to welcome new perspectives. Some examples are represented by presenters at recent PRiME events

SIG aims

  • To support mathematics education practitioner researchers through the annual one-day Practitioner Research in Mathematics Education (PRiME) conference (run in collaboration with the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM)), providing opportunities to share both recent research and research in progress and for networking
  • To enhance networking and research collaborations across the UK, for example by hosting regular fora exploring aspects of mathematics education across the four nations
  • To encourage critical engagement with policy and practice initiatives
  • To build and maintain links with other mathematics education organisations both nationally and internationally.

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 Educational Research Book of the Year

Closes 15 Jul 2024

This award celebrates the publication of educational research and is awarded to a scholarly book on education deemed to be high quality, engaging and innovative.


Meet and Discuss – Mathematics Education

The Mathematics Education SIG meeting was held to network with colleagues, learn about the activities of the SIG and plans for 2024 and onwards. This meeting was hosted online, where attendees...

Past event29 Apr 2024Virtual

Practitioner Research in Mathematics Education

The aim of the Practitioner Research in Mathematics Education (PRiME) event was to build the capacity of practitioner researchers through engagement with the wider research community. This...

Past event3 Feb 2024Virtual