Centre for Research in Mathematics Education (CRME)
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The Centre for Research in Mathematics Education (CRME) is internationally known for the quality of its research and design on mathematics education policies, curricula, assessment, CPD and classroom practice. 

Its particular strength lies in its emphasis on designing and analysing processes, products and experiences with and for teachers and learners.

This centre incorporates and continues the internationally recognised work of the Shell Centre for Mathematics Education and the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS)

Centre for Research in Mathematics Education

Centre for Research in
Mathematics Education

 
 

As part of its long-term work to raise standards in the design of educational materials and processes, the centre has worked with others to set up and develop the International Society for Design and Development in Education (ISDDE). The e-journal Educational Designer, based at the centre, is a key element in increasing the impact of the society's work.

The centre's current research agenda has four interrelated themes and each research project addresses several. These are:

Policy and Equity

How can we analyse, theorise and influence policy formation and implementation processes considering issues of participation, curriculum and assessment, CPD and pedagogy? How can we understand 'who gets what mathematics?' focusing on learner experiences, engagement, outcomes and trajectories? 

Curriculum and Assessment

How can we design classroom learning experiences that develop the full intended range of concepts, skills and problem solving processes in a form that motivates students and encourages mathematical thinking? How can we assess the intended variety of mathematical performances in a holistic form that provides access to students of all abilities and backgrounds? What are the affordances and constraints of using technology in the assessment of mathematics? 

Continuing Professional Development

What models of CPD exist and what is their purpose? What are the effects of existing CPD products and programs on teachers' practices and beliefs? What support do teachers need to help them implement new developments in curriculum, assessment and pedagogies? How can technology - such as multimedia, the internet and social networking - contribute to CPD programmes? 

Pedagogies

What role do tasks play in developing mathematical reasoning? What constitutes 'effective' pedagogies? What is the range of pedagogical strategies and skills needed to enable students to develop the intended variety of mathematical thinking and performance? How do teachers' classroom practices develop from novice skills through routine expertise to adaptive expertise?

 

CRME news

How the sums don't add up in recruitment of maths staff

Description
New article in FE Week
Date:
16 November 2018

Nottingham is Sports and International University of the Year

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2019 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide
Date:
27 September 2018

Remembering Alan Bell

Description
Professor Hugh Burkhardt remembers Alan and his work in an obituary
Date:
10 May 2018

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CRME events

The RAIDING project: Designing a mobile game to promote arithmetic fluency

Date
20 November 2018 (16:00-17:30)
Location:
C49, Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus
Description
A School of Education Seminar hosted by the Learning Sciences Research Institute

Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge

Date
11 January 2019 (09:30-15:30)
Location:
C1072 South Block, Queen’s Medical Centre
Description
An Educational Inquiry Network event for UoN colleagues

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Centre for Research in Mathematics Education

School of Education
University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB


+44 (0)115 951 4543