Welcome to the MEC

The Mathematics Education Centre (MEC) is one of the largest groups of mathematics education researchers in the UK - with an international reputation for the research into and practice of the learning and teaching of mathematics and statistics.

Our research explores the fundamental processes involved in learning mathematics, and analyses, develops and evaluates pedagogical practice designed to enhance mathematical learning.

The MEC is recognised for providing excellence in the delivery of University-wide mathematics support. Through the Mathematics Learning Support Centre, we provide support which is distinctive and of high quality to any students needing help with basic mathematics and statistics.

The MEC supports and actively engages with programmes supporting good practice which ensures that all staff and students have equal opportunity to reach their potential.

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Centre for Mathematical Cognition

The Mathematics Education Centre now hosts the Centre for Mathematical Cognition (CMC).

Find out more about the CMC on their website.

CMC website

International reputation

Over 85% of our research was rated internationally excellent or above in REF 2014. Within the MEC there is an overt and rigorous research agenda. Staff are active in a number of research domains, with a particular focus on mathematical cognition and pedagogy.

Innovative teaching

Innovative teaching methods are used extensively to ensure the very best environment for students to learn and teaching is underpinned with a rigorous research agenda.

Thriving research culture

Our monthly research workshops attract colleagues from across the region, and we have a lively group of research students who are supervised by award-winning academic staff.