The proceedings from the November conference at Brighton University are online here. The papers are as varied as always, where readers interested in primary school learning will enjoy Kuchemann and Hodgen’s paper on using the array for multiplication, or Borthwick and Harcourt-Heath’s continuing report on calculation strategies; and those interested in teacher training will want to read Akkok’s paper on pre-service teachers’ perceptions of the affordances of software, Gulbagci-Dede and Akkoc’s paper on pre-service teachers’ pedagogical approaches, and the strategies pre-service teachers use in solving quadratic equations as studied by Ingram and Andrews. Wider issues of learning are addressed in Sivadasan, Thouless, Mayorga and Gifford’s work regarding children with significant mathematical difficulties and Bokhove and Redhead’s paper about the link between mental rotation skills and mathematical achievement. Finally for those who wish to focus on the mathematics itself there is Roger and Pope’s history of calculus. Also included is a working group report on the collaborations between teachers and researchers (Clark-Wilson and Adams).
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