The education research group was formed between the Education Department in UWTSD and the Mathematics Department in Swansea University in 2014. It was initiated as part of the Mathematics Department’s growing interest in and influence over school mathematics education in Wales. The Department has been running the Further Mathematics Support Programme Wales since 2010 which positively impacted on participation and attainment in Further Mathematics in Wales.
The research undertaken by the group aims to:
- Inform the policies and practices of FMSP Wales,
- influence positive change in the mathematics teaching community,
- deliver positive changes to the mathematics curriculum and school provision through liaising with policymakers.
The group is led by Sofya Lyakhova and Andrew Neate and is supported by the School of Education in Swansea University.