Professional Development

Comparative judgement in the mathematics classroom

Comparative judgement offers a novel approach to assessing important but fuzzy learning outcomes, such as problem solving and conceptual understanding. In this video, I introduce comparative judgement and how it can be used in the mathematics classroom. I then interview my colleague, Dr Jodie Hunter, who is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Massey University in New Zealand. Comparative judgement can be used with any age of mathematics learners, but Jodie will talk about her work using it with primary teachers.

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About Dr Ian Jones

Dr Ian Jones is a Reader in Educational Assessment at the Mathematics Education Centre, Loughborough University, UK. He obtained his PhD in Mathematics Education at the University of Warwick and worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham before moving to Loughborough University as a Senior Research Fellow, funded by a Royal Society Fellowship. His primary research interests are in assessing conceptual understanding, applying comparative judgement methods to address education research questions, and children’s development of algebraic thinking.

Ages: Early years, Primary, Secondary, Higher Education