A Longitudinal Study of Mathematical Reasoning:

Student Development and School Influences
1999 - 2003


This ESRC-funded project, based at the Institute of Education, London, ran for four years, to the end of 2003. It followed on from the project Justifying and Proving in School Mathematics that ran from 1995 to 1999. Our aim with the new project was to understand further how students develop their competencies in mathematical reasoning over time, and how schools and teachers promote this development. Findings from the project, and in particular the extensive bank of student response-types that we have accumulated, have fed into the successor DFES-funded project that started in January 2004: the PROOF MATERIALS PROJECT (Developing Research-Informed Materials in Mathematical Reasoning for Teachers). In this new project we worked with teachers to develop guidance and proof materials for use in their classrooms.

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Technical Reports for Years 8, 9 and 10

BSRLM-2000-IP20,3 BSRLM-2001-IP21,1 PME25-2001 BSRLM-2002-IP22,1/2
PME26-2002 CERME3-2003 BSRLM-2004-IP24,1 CERME4-2005
BSRLM-2006-IP26,1 BSRLM-2006-IP26,3 BSRLM-2007-IP27,1

Publications list

Director: Professor Celia Hoyles email: c.hoyles@ioe.ac.uk
Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL, UK

Research Officer: Dr Dietmar Küchemann (now working on the ICCAMS Project, King's College London)
email: dietmar.kuchemann@kcl.ac.uk

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