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Research Gateway


Welcome to the Research Gateway where you can search reports, articles and research papers from the British Education Index, specifically selected for the NCETM.
Often these are available free of charge, and if so, a download icon () indicates that the item can be immediately downloaded. Alternatively there may be a charge to access certain items.

At the heart of mathematics education is teaching and learning and, as professionals, we strive to develop and improve our practice by increasing our associated knowledge and understanding. One way to achieve this is by reading about what others have learned and there is a vast literature "out there" that is not always easily accessible to practitioners, a problem that the Research Gateway aims to remedy.

Some hints on searching the Research Gateway

If you know what you are looking for, using an author's last name or a keyword from the title will normally locate it quickly. Don't be too specific at this stage as a typing error or different spelling may result in an unsuccessful search. If you are searching for reports, articles or research papers about a specific topic, it is helpful to consider a few related key words before you start. Mathematics topics such as fractions or ratios are fairly obvious but if you are searching for a pedagogical consideration such as questioning it might be better to think about a broader keyword such as formative assessment first.You can also access records which require subscription.

Although the free items are obviously worth looking at first, don't dismiss those that you need to pay for! Anyone who is registered with a UK University may have free access to these through their library and it is possible to request copies from the British Library through your local library at much lower cost than that of the publisher.

  Analyzing content and participation in classroom discourse: dimensions of variation, mediating tools, and conceptual accountability
Balancing content and students' participation in the mathematics classroom is an area of both practical and theoretical interest. In this article we relate and contribute to these two interests by analyzing classroom data from an...


  Girls helping girls: assessing the influence of college student mentors in an afterschool engineering program
Current data suggest fewer females than males continue to be interested in engineering and that this gender gap is first evidenced during middle school years. One might expect that female engineering role models would encourage...
Published in Mentoring and Tutoring


  The effects of POWERSOURCE© assessments on middle-school students’ math performance
This paper describes results from field testing of middle-school math formative assessments alongside professional development and instructional resources. We employed a randomised, controlled design to address the question: Does using our formative assessment strategies improve...


  Addressing the multiplication makes bigger and division makes smaller misconceptions via prediction and clickers
This article presents a lesson that uses prediction items, clickers and visuals via PowerPoint slides to help prospective middle-school teachers address two common misconceptions: multiplication makes bigger and division makes smaller (MMB–DMS). Classroom research was...


  Creative mathematics teaching in the eye of the beholder: focusing on teachers' conceptions
We consider developing mathematical creativity in each student to be one of the purposes of school mathematics education. We believe that creative teachers are essential to achieving this goal. A creative teacher advances students' motivation,...


  Middle school students' reading comprehension of mathematical texts and algebraic equations
In this study, middle school students' abilities to translate mathematical texts into algebraic representations and vice versa were investigated. In addition, students' difficulties in making such translations and the potential sources for these difficulties were...


  School pupil change associated with a continuing professional development programme for teachers
This paper reports on the evaluation of a six-day programme that provided professional learning to middle school teachers with the aim of equipping them to assist their pupils to achieve improved numeracy outcomes. A teacher...


  An investigation of early parental motivational strategies on mathematics achievement by ethnicity: a latent curve model approach
This study examined the developmental effects of early parental intrinsic and extrinsic motivational strategies on mathematics achievement scores obtained from White students compared to underrepresented minority students. A latent growth curve model was fit to...


  The use of origami in the teaching of geometry
Paper presented at the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics day conference held at Nottingham University, 16 November 2002

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