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Professor Margaret Brown

Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Education 

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Tel (office): +44 (0)20 7848 3088
Tel (home): +44 (0) 208 789 4344
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 3182




About me

I have been a professor of mathematics education at King's since 1990, and was head of the School of Education between 1992 and 1996. After a term's supply teaching in a primary school, I became a secondary mathematics teacher in the 1960s. I then moved into teacher training and research as a lecturer in mathematics education at Chelsea College, which merged with King's College in 1985. While at Chelsea and King's I have directed or co-directed more than 25 research projects on the teaching, learning and assessment of mathematics, across all ages from early years to adult learners.


My main research interest over the last thirty years has been learning and progression in mathematics, focusing on number and number operations, but also including other areas of the curriculum. This has developed to include assessment (formative and summative), international surveys, the nature of mathematical attainment, effective teaching, attitudes and experiences of pupils and students, and other factors affecting student attainment. This has included all phases of education, primary and secondary education, 16-19, university mathematics and adult basic education. My work has had considerable impact on national policy, especially curriculum and assessment, and on teaching materials.

Please see my Research Staff Profile

I am a member of the following ECS research group:
Centre for Research In Education in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics with a specialism in mathematics education.

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