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Practitioner Research in Mathematics Education (PRiME)

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Recent national initiatives, such as the Maths Hubs, are promoting teacher research in mathematics education across primary and secondary sectors. This is in addition to more established routes for post-graduate and doctoral practitioner research.

The aim of this event is to provide a forum for practitioner researchers to meet and share their projects with a focus on broadening research skills to support systematic approaches. The day is organised and supported by BERA Special Interest Groups on Mathematics Education and Practitioner, in collaboration with the British Society for Research in Learning Mathematics (BSRLM).

The day will begin with a keynote by Dr Alison Clark-Wilson, who will report on her work looking at practitioner research in mathematics education from around the world.

The day will include a range of invited presentations by new and experienced practitioner researchers on a variety of themes related to mathematics education, which will be chaired to support focused discussions.

In addition there will be a choice of practical research methodology workshops, led by Alf Coles, Charlotte Webb and d’Reen Struthers to explore the challenges faced by practitioner researchers, with an emphasis on methods of data collection and analysis that can lead to worthwhile conclusions on classroom practices.


10.00 Registration and refreshments
10.30 Introduction and welcome
10.35 Keynote – Alison Clark-Wilson
“Mathematics teachers developing and sharing knowledge in collaboration: Snapshots of research and practice”
  Research presentations 1
11.40 The Science of Revision

Mari Chikvaidze

“I’m stuck!”: What happens next?

Pat Smail

An inquiry based approach to developing numerical reasoning through the Masters in Educational Practice programme
F. Jordan, D. Frost, S. Harris, L. Hearne, & Y. Barnes

Bar modelling as a mastery tool

Joe Jackson-Taylor

Developing number sense in children with Down syndrome

Anne Gullick

12.45 Lunch and refreshments
  Workshops: conducting practitioner-research
13.30 From Inquirer to Influencer – becoming a Research Mentor/Coach

d’Reen Struthers

Using video for classroom research

Alf Coles

Using a framework for analysis of classroom data

Charlotte Webb

  Research presentations 2
14.25 Jack of Two Trades (and master of neither?)
Anna Bellamy
Broken Maths: mending connections in teaching & learning in the transition from KS2 to 3
Ben e Okoh; Alistair Denton & Jenni Back

Inquiry-based tasks within advanced level mathematics

Jane Moss


 Teacher as a Designer
Phil MacDivitt & Eirini Geraniou

How are pupils given access to mathematics in secondary schools?
Meera Soni 

 Mentoring to improve engagement with GCSE re-sits

Rebecca Turvill

 15.30 Completion of evaluation forms
15.35 Tea and close
16.00 Close of meeting


BERA offer a limited amount of bursaries for BERA Student Members only.

  • Bursaries are available for BERA Student Members to the value of £50 towards travel, and complimentary registration for the event.

To apply for one of these bursaries, please email with a 200 word statement on why you want to attend this event. Bursaries are offered on a first come, first served basis. Once approved you will be sent details of how to register online. Travel expenses will be reimbursed after the event in accordance with our travel policies. You must not have previously received bursary funding from BERA.