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Dr Colin Foster

Reader in Mathematics Education in the Mathematics Education Centre

Areas of expertise

Expertise: Mathematics education; mathematics teaching and learning in schools


Dr Foster’s research is in mathematics education, focused on the learning and teaching of mathematics in schools.

He studies how students develop a deep understanding of mathematics and the difficulties they have making sense of the subject.

His current research involves designing and developing engaging and effective tasks for use in the mathematics classroom. He wants to find how to enable students to become fluent with mathematical processes so that they can use these to solve mathematical problems.

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