Wednesday 12 July 2017    

In this issue

• E7
• Events
• Numeracy

The Cambridge Mathematics team has been researching a number of mathematical questions including how mathematics teaching can be measured and what is essential numeracy at 14? Read on to find out how the team got on.


Take a look at the Mathematical Salad section on our website which hosts a dazzling array of blogs covering a variety of topics including: what exactly is a curriculum; how to use statistical software in the classroom; and the role of paradox in mathematics. There are also interviews with academics and summaries of research trips and other initiatives - this month we are even hosting the Carnival of Mathematics!

Best wishes



Espresso 7

Each month we bring you an Espresso – a small but intense draft of filtered research on mathematics education. In this issue, Lucy Rycroft-Smith considers how mathematics teaching can be measured. Click here to read in full.



Ellen Jameson presented work in progress on the Cambridge Mathematics Frameworks at the BSRLM Summer Conference, 10 June 2017, and participated in the New Researchers Day on 9 June.


Darren Macey and Vinay Kathotia attended the MEC Annual Symposium, a two-day event which this year focussed on algebra - the speakers reviewed aspects of algebra, the challenge of developing students' problem solving skills and the teaching-learning associated with them.


Lynne McClure completed eight conferences in collaboration with Hampshire County Council. The team ran a survey across the series which looked at primary teachers' attitudes to mathematics - the results will be used to inform Cambridge Mathematics' next steps.


Rachael Horseman and Lucy Rycroft-Smith attended The Complete Mathematics Conference, sponsored by LaSalle Education, alongside hundreds of mathematics teachers from primary, secondary and FE, for a day of inspiring workshops and networking.


To find out about other events the team has attended and where they are off to next, take a look at our events page.


National Numeracy

The team sponsored National Numeracy to undertake a research project to determine what essential mathematics skills and understanding young people should have by 14. Findings from the research will set out the types of mathematics problems that students should be able to solve and identify the essential skills and mathematical thinking needed - follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to find out when you can access the report.

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