I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Mathematics Education in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham. Previously, I taught mathematics for 12 years at two schools: Bottisham Village College and King Henry VIII School, where I was second in the mathematics department. My first degree and PhD are from Magdalene College, Cambridge, and I obtained my PGCE from the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education. I have been designing mathematical tasks and writing books and articles for mathematics teachers for 10 years, and from 2005 to 2008 I co-edited the journal Mathematics Teaching, published by the Association of Teachers of Mathematics. Alongside my research, I write questions for the AS/A Level Thinking Skills (9694) examination, administered by University of Cambridge International Examinations. I also lead CPD courses for teachers on teaching mathematics in investigative ways.
Before mathematics education, I worked in chemistry. Click here for my thesis and a related paper.
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