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Loughborough University

Mathematics Education Centre

Research

Externally Funded Research Projects

 2017-20: Individual Differences in Attention in the Mathematics Classroom

MEC Staff: Matthew Inglis

Collaborators: Ulises Xolocotzin Eligio

Funder: British Academy


2014-20: Foundations of Mathematics: Understanding and Improving Early Numerical Skills

MEC Staff: Camilla Gilmore

Funder: Royal Society (Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship)


2017-18: Cross-linguistic Effects on Adults’ Numeracy: A Novel Eye-tracking Approach

MEC Staff: Iro Xenidou-DervouCamilla Gilmore

Funder: British Academy


2017-18: The Role of Teacher Knowledge and Classroom Resources in Understanding Equivalence Relations in Mathematics

MEC Staff: Ian Jones

Collaborators: Jodie Hunter

Funder: British Academy


2015-18: Mathematics Learning Disabilities from Childhood to Adolescence: New Evidence and Intervention for Very Preterm Children

MEC Staff: Camilla Gilmore

Collaborators: Samantha Johnson, Lucy Cragg,  Victoria Simms, Neil Marlow, Rose Griffiths andHeather Wharrad

Funder: Action Medical Research


2016-17: A review of interventions to improve primary school mathematics achievement

MEC Staff: Camilla Gilmore

Collaborators: Victoria Simms & Seaneen Sloan

Funder: Nuffield Foundation 


2017: Gender issues in STEM education

MEC Staff: Paul Hernandez-Martinez

Funder: British Council/CONACyT


2014-17: Spontaneous Focusing on Numerosity and the Development of Early Numerical Skills

MEC Staff: Sophie Batchelor

Funder: ESRC


2015-16: Discourses of Mathematical Modelling in Higher Education in Norway and England

MEC Staff: Paul Hernandez-Martinez & Stephanie Thomas

Collaborators: Yuriy Rogovchenko & Olov Viirman

Funder: MatRIC


2014-16: Understanding Mathematical Language: Construction and Analysis of Expert and Learner Corpora

MEC Staff: Lara Alcock & Matthew Inglis

Funder: British Academy


2013-16: SIGMA: National Mathematics and Statistics Support Activities

MEC Staff: Tony Croft, Janette Matthews & Moira Petrie

Funder: HEFCE


2014-15: Developing Secondary Education Progress Measures in Mathematics and English

MEC Staff: Ian Jones

Funder: No More Marking Ltd.


2013-15: Measuring Conceptual Understanding: The Case of Teaching with Abstract and Concrete Representations

MEC Staff: Camilla GilmoreMatthew Inglis & Ian Jones

Funder: Nuffield Foundation


2012-15: Skills Underlying Maths: Understanding the role of executive functions in the development of mathematics proficiency

MEC Staff: Camilla Gilmore

Collaborators: Cragg

Funder: ESRC


2010-15: The relationship between advanced mathematical study and general thinking skills

MEC Staff: Matthew Inglis

Funders: Royal SocietyWorshipful Company of Actuaries


2013-14: Are A level mathematics standards the same across curricula?

MEC Staff: Matthew Inglis, Ian Jones

Funder: AQA


2012-14: The Impact of Premature Birth on Maths Achievement and Schooling

MEC Staff: Camilla Gilmore

Collaborators: Wolke, Johnson & Jaekel

Funder: Nuffield Foundation


2009-14: Removing the mismatch between intentions and outcomes in GCSE mathematics

MEC Staff: Ian Jones

Funders: Royal SocietyShuttleworth Foundation


2008-14: The roots of arithmetic: Linking numerical cognition with mathematics education

MEC Staff: Camilla Gilmore

Funder: British Academy


2011-13: Premature infants' skills in mathematics

MEC Staff: Camilla Gilmore

Collaborators: Cragg, Johnson & Marlow

Funder: Action Medical Research


2012: Assessment in first year calculus

MEC Staff: Lara Alcock & Ian Jones

Funder: HE STEM MU-MAP Project


2012: Lecturers' perceptions of CAA

MEC Staff: Paul Hernandez-Martinez, Carol Robinson & Stephen Broughton

Funder: HE STEM MU-MAP Project


2011-12: Improving the quality of GSCE Mathematics examinations

MEC Staff: Matthew Inglis & Ian Jones

Funder: Nuffield Foundation


2011-12: Views of graduates on the higher education curriculum

MEC Staff: Tony Croft & Matthew Inglis

Funder: National HE STEM Programme


2011-12: Second year mathematics beyond lectures

MEC Staff: Lara Alcock, Tony Croft, Matthew Inglis, Barbara Jaworski & Aruna Palipana

Collaborators: Brown, Kay, Kenny, McIver, Strohmaier, Fitzgerald, Hallnas, Hawkes, Hunsicker, Newbold

Funder: National HE STEM Programme


2011: Promoting participation and engagement in post-compulsory mathematics education for STEM

MEC Staff: Paul Hernandez-Martinez

Collaborators: Wake & Williams

Funder: ESRC


2010-11: Engineering students understanding mathematics (ESUM): An innovative teaching approach with integrated research

MEC Staff: Barbara Jaworski

Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering


2010-11: A pilot for a shared online statistics advisory service

MEC Staff: Alun Owen

Collaborators: Leckenby, SamuelsWrightham

Funder: National HE STEM Programme


2009-10: Evaluating a computer-based approach for improving proof comprehension

MEC Staff: Lara Alcock & Matthew Inglis

Funder: MSOR Network


2009-10: ExPOUND: Explaining proofs: Offering understanding through notated demonstrations

MEC Staff: Lara Alcock & Aruna Palipana

Collaborators: BarnettShieldsWilkinson

Funder: JISC


2009-10: FETLAR: Finding electronic teaching learning and assessment resources

MEC Staff: Tony Croft

Collaborators: Fletcher & MSOR Network

Funder: JISC


2009-10: RELEASE: Upgrade of mathcentre and mathtutor 

MEC Staff: Tony Croft

Collaborators: Skillbank UK

Funder: JISC


2009-10: Uncovering the sources of arithmetic

MEC Staff: Camilla Gilmore & Matthew Inglis

Funder: ESRC


2009-10: How should the equals sign be taught?

MEC Staff: Camilla Gilmore, Matthew Inglis & Ian Jones

Funder: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation


2009-10: Resources in mathematics for use with Electronic Voting Systems

MEC Staff: Carol Robinson

Funder: Sigma


2009-10: Technology for teaching

MEC Staff: Carol Robinson & Joe Ward

Collaborators: Campbell, Crawford, Evans & Hodgson

Funder: Hewlett-Packard


2008-10: Establishing the effectiveness of LGEs as a teaching strategy

MEC Staff: Matthew Inglis

Collaborators: Iannone & Siemons

Funder: MSOR Network


2005-10: HEFCE CETL Award

MEC Staff: Tony Croft

Collaborators: Lawson

Funder: HEFCE


2008-09: An investigation into how teachers can motivate and enthuse able mathematicians by developing pedagogy through different approaches to working with AGT students at KS4 in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire

MEC Staff: Rod Bond, David Green & Barbara Jaworski

Funder: NCETM