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Practitioner Research in Mathematics Education (PRiME)

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The aim of the Practitioner Research in Mathematics Education (PRiME) event is to provide a platform for EYFS-KS5 mathematics teachers to share their classroom research projects about any aspects of mathematics teaching and learning with fellow practitioners. The event also aims to develop practitioners’ research skills through a keynote talk, workshops and presentations by fellow practitioners. 

The day is organised and supported by BERA Special Interest Group on Mathematics Education, in collaboration with the British Society for Research in Learning Mathematics (BSRLM) and The Mathematical Association (MA). 

Draft programme

10.00 Registration, followed by tea and coffee
10.30 Introduction and welcome
Dr Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai, University of Reading
10.35 Keynote Lecture: Developing practitioner-led classroom inquiry into action research
Pete Wright, UCL Institute of Education 
  Parallel Research Presentations # 1
  Chair: Johnny Worthington Chair: Jessica Barnecutt Chair: Tiago Carvalho
11.40 Learning from variation: How Variation Theory might be relevant in fostering young children’s developing mathematics sense
Helen Williams, Ruth Trundley, Leone Pulley, Chris Dayment, and Misa Magee, Independent consultancy; Babcock LDP; St Ives Infant School, Cornwall and Great Torrington Bluecoat Primary, Devon
What can we do to improve Year 6/7 Maths transition?
Mari Palmer, Janet Spittal and Stuart Beeby, Settrington All Saints’ Primary CofE; Scalby Secondary and Wykeham; Hackness Federation (North Yorkshire)
Cultural Capital and primary mathematics
Rebecca Turvill, Bosco Catholic Education Trust (West Sussex)
12.10 Exploring partner talk in primary school maths
Johnny Worthington, Gallions Primary School (London)
Teachers in transition: The challenges of facilitating student-led Project-Based Learning (PBL)
Jessica Barnecutt, Oaklands School (London)
Visible maths pedagogy: Making teachers’ intentions explicit in a maths classroom
Tiago Carvalho and Alba Fejzo, Stoke Newington School & Sixth Form (London) 
12.40 Lunch
  CPD Workshops
13.40 Interviews and video-stimulated reflection
Pete Wright, UCL Institute of Education 
  Writing for a practitioner audience
Colin Foster, Loughborough University and Helen Williams, Independent consultant
  Parallel Research Presentations # 2
  Chair: Anna Tapper Chair: Andy Ash Chair: Despoina Boli
14.25 Using reflective journals in mathematics in Key Stage 2 to develop deeper thinking and understanding of mathematical processes
Renata Bobik-Dawes and Nasreen Majid, St Joseph’s College (Reading); University of Reading
Solving mathematical word problems using passively received visualisation (PRV) and self-constructed visualisation (SCV): The case of primary school students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Kuwait
Fatemah Almuwaiziri, University of Reading
Volunteers or conscripts? Investigating the impact of compulsory mathematics on students’ maths motivation and attainment in a Further Education college
Jennifer Norris, City of Bristol College / University of Bristol
14.55 Exploring how pre-teach interventions and assigning competence develop both pupil’s self-efficacy and their learning behaviours to fully access maths lessons
Carly Maguire, Sheringham Primary School (London)
Teachers’ mathematical beliefs and knowledge and the use of multiple representations
Andy Ash, Our Lady of Pity Primary School (Merseyside)
Building a pedagogical framework inspired by Socratic pedagogy to teach GCSE maths in Further Education
Despoina Boli, Westminster Kingsway College (London)
15.25 Making the difference: Closing the gap in pupil attainment in Key Stage 2 Maths
Anna Tapper, Unity Research School (Suffolk)
Teaching Isometric drawings in a middle school class: A design-based research cycle
Ipek Saralar, University of Nottingham
A preliminary enquiry into students’ conceptions of the topic of quadratics
Mark Hobson, Doncaster College
15.55 Completion of evaluation form
16.00 Close of event