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ACME conference, 12 July 2016

It is a great honour to chair the ACME conference on Tuesday 12 July, my first major event with ACME since I took on the role of Interim ACME Chair. The title of the conference is Influences and impact: policies for high-quality mathematics education. We hope to provide the opportunity to discuss in a constructive and forward-looking way the collaborative action needed to [read more]

Farewell from Steve

Professor Steve Sparks give his reflections on his term as Chair of ACME.

In this post I reflect on my time as Chair of ACME over the last three years. I started in February 2012 at a time of frenetic educational reform. I was initially told that the mathematics community needed to present a cohesive voice on mathematics education policy and this had been one of the main reasons for ACME being set up in 2002. I found, in fact, that the community was suppor[read more]

ACME Conference

Are you interested in mathematics education policy issues? Do you want to discuss them with the great and the good?

ACME is holding its conference on 9 July 2015. The theme of this year's conference is 'Mathematically Thinking'. During the conference delegates will be encouraged to discuss the policy changes needed in the next 5 years.

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International comparisons and maths education

As a geologist, I have been lucky to travel to countries all over the globe. Seeing what is being done elsewhere, experiencing different cultures and learning new approaches always offers opportunities to learn. This is no different in education. Politicians and the media frequently compare what is happening in other countries with what is happening in England. Indeed, in recent years England's mathematics performance has often been portrayed as below par and it is compared with cou[read more]

Apply now to join the ACME Outer Circle!

I am delighted to announce that the 2014 Open Call for Outer Circle members is now open.

You might already know that the Outer Circle is made up 36 individuals who help the members of the Committee in developing policy advice on a range of issues across all phases of mathematics education, from early ye[read more]

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