News articles, events and updates relating to the Centre for Mathematical Cognition.
Maths education experts create card game in the hope of improving children’s numeracy skills
Experts from Loughborough University’s Centre for Mathematical Cognition have created a game in the hope of improving youngsters’ numeracy skills.
Win for MEC staff at British Psychological Society Book Award
Staff from the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University recently celebrated after winning in the British Psychological Society Book Award, which celebrates psychology publications.
£8m ESRC funding for new Centre for Early Mathematics Learning
Loughborough University is to receive over £8m funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, to establish a new Centre for Early Mathematics Learning (CEML).
Lack of math education negatively affects adolescent brain and cognitive development
Adolescents who stopped studying maths exhibited greater disadvantage - compared with peers who continued studying maths - in terms of brain and cognitive development, according to a new study.
Academics awarded £93k to develop novel board game that aims to improve children’s numeracy skills
Could a board game aimed at counting be the solution to improving numeracy in the classroom.
Loughborough University’s Centre for Mathematical Cognition have been awarded £93,703 by the Nuffield Foundation to design a board game for children aged four to five that involves counting up and down, with emphasis on the latter.
Teachers could be over or underestimating the effectiveness of education studies
Teachers could be over or underestimating the effectiveness of education studies because of how they are presented
The way that some education studies are presented could give teachers unrealistic expectations about what they might be able to achieve in the classroom, according to new research.