Learning mathematics is essential in the world today, but it is also challenging to many children. There is now considerable research around the teaching and learning of specific topics within mathematics, but this research has also shown that the language involved in mathematics can be particularly challenging for many children. We are investigating how we can adapt and develop classroom resources as well as how we can support mathematics teachers to help their students overcome these challenges. This research will help us to understand better how to support students learning mathematics and to understand better how we can support mathematics teachers to help students facing these challenges.
The project focuses on three topics within the school curriculum:
- linear equations
- angle properties