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Practitioner Research in Mathematics Education (PRiME) 2023

The aim of the Practitioner Research in Mathematics Education (PRiME) event is to provide a supportive platform for teachers of mathematics in early years, primary, secondary, further education or higher education 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. We are delighted that Dr Nancy Barclay, our keynote speaker, will share her experiences of close-to-practice research. The day is organised in collaboration with the British Society for Research in Learning Mathematics (BSRLM).

We invite contributions from anyone engaged in close-to-practice research in mathematics education. The format of these sessions will allow for a fifteen minute presentation, followed by ten minutes for questions. Presentations are welcome from researchers at any stage of their careers and we encourage you to take advantage of the friendly and supportive space to share your work. 

Submit an abstract

The deadline for submission of proposals is Monday 2nd January 2023 and we will share the programme by 6th January 2023. We look forward to receiving your proposals! If you have any questions about this event, please contact the SIG convenors.


10:30 Welcome and Introduction
10:40 Parallel presentations from practitioner researchers
(2 papers, 15 mins each followed by 10 minutes of discussion)
11:30 Break
11:40 Keynote Lecture
“I thought she would get there first but I did”: how close observation of mixed attainment mathematics enabled the voice of the lower attainer to emerge.
Nancy Barclay
12:10 Breakout discussion groups
12:30 Questions and discussion
12:45 Lunch & screen break
13:30 Parallel presentations from practitioner researchers
(3 papers, 15 mins each followed by 10 minutes of discussion)
14:45 Making connections
(SIG convenors lead discussion on making connections in research)
15:15 Close of event

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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...

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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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Claire Tyson, Dr

Teacher Researcher at Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre

Claire Tyson is a teacher researcher based at Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, where she combines teaching science with her research post. Her PhD was obtained by studying part time with Queen Mary, University of London in Clinical...

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Emma Taylor, Ms

Teacher of Geography and Head of Research, PhD Candidate (Sociology) at London School of Economics and Political Science

Emma Taylor has over 12 years of experience teaching Geography to secondary school students in London. Alongside teaching, she has recently undertaken the role of Research Lead at the school in which she currently works. Her research role...

Keynote speaker

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Nancy Barclay, Dr

Principal Lecturer in Mathematics Education at University of Brighton

Dr Nancy Barclay is a Principal Lecturer at the University of Brighton. Her research interests are in primary mathematics education, in particular mixed attainment learning in primary schools and the nature of pupil dialogue in mathematics...