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Nuffield Foundation’s Maths Showcase

The Nuffield Foundation is convening an event to showcase and explore the findings from some of the key maths and numeracy projects that the Foundation has funded over recent years.

This showcase will include presentations from six Nuffield-funded studies that have been investigating maths and numeracy in the early years and primary phases of education.

Chaired by Lynne McClure, Director of Cambridge Maths, this event will provide an important opportunity to consider how the findings of the six Nuffield-funded studies fit within the wider context and identify areas for further research that would help practitioners and policy makers support the development of numeracy.

1. Understanding the influence of cognition and the home learning environment on early number skillsDr Fiona Simmons, School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moore University

2. Cognitive and Educational Foundations of Preschool Mathematics: (not) as easy as 1, 2, 3Professor Gaia Scerif, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

3. Interventions to improve mathematical achievement in primary school-aged children: a systematic reviewDr Victoria Simms, Ulster University

4. A Guide to the use of Manipulatives in the Foundations of ArithmeticDr Rose Griffiths, School of Education, University of Leicester

5. Understanding the origins and experience of mathematics anxiety in primary and secondary school pupilsDr Denes Szucs, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge

6. Development dyscalculia and order processingBianca van Bers, School of Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast

This event aims to highlight the key findings of these research projects, explore possible linkages between them and to consider the implications of these findings for policy and practice. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion featuring:

  • Amy Clark, Education Endowment Foundation
  • Tammy Elward, Derby Research School
  • Rob Coe, Evidence Based Education


Date: Tuesday 09 July 2019

Time: 10:30 – 16:30

Venue: Nuffield Foundation, 28 Bedford Square, London

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