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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

Colin Foster, Dr

Reader in Mathematics Education at Loughborough University

Colin Foster is a Reader in Mathematics Education in the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University, where he is Director of the Loughborough University Mathematics Education Network, leads an undergraduate module, and teaches...

Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai, Dr

Lecturer in Primary Mathematics Education and Director of Research Communications at University of Reading's Institute of Education

Dr. Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai is a Lecturer in Primary Mathematics Education and Director of Research Communications at the University of Reading’s Institute of Education. His research interests focus on the use of storytelling to help...

Content associated with this SIG

Practitioner Research in Mathematics Education (PRiME)

4 Dec 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

#BERAMathEd @BERANews Please note that this is event is held on a Saturday. The aim of the Practitioner Research in Mathematics Education (PRiME) event is to provide a platform for teachers of...

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