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In collaboration with schools in the LUMEN network, we are currently developing and trialling a completely free, research-informed, full set of mathematics curriculum resources for Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14).

This video shows a keynote presentation about the early stages of the development of the LUMEN curriculum, given by Dr Colin Foster, the Director of LUMEN, at the 2021 International Society for Design and Development in Education Virtual Conference.

An academic paper with more detail about this work is also available (free open access): Foster, C., Francome, T., Hewitt, D., & Shore, C. (2021). Principles for the design of a fully-resourced, coherent, research-informed school mathematics curriculum. Journal of Curriculum Studies. Advance online:

Hear an interview with the Director of LUMEN, Dr Colin Foster, about the LUMEN curriculum