I joined the Open University in August 2021 as a Lecturer in Mathematics Education. I have previously worked on various aspects of mathematics and mathematics education in the UK and overseas, most recently as a Senior Research Associate at Manchester Metropolitan University on a Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) trial, run at secondary and middle schools across England.
My research interests are centred on supporting an equitable, socially just and empowering mathematics education. Particular strands include:
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I am Module Team Deputy Chair for ME321, Learning and Doing Geometry, and for ME620, Mathematical Thinking in Schools, and am part of the team developing ME322, Learning and Doing Algebra, which launched in October 2022.
I support and present Royal Institution mathematics masterclasses, run teacher workshops for the Prince’s Teaching Institute, and am an ambassador for MathsWorldUK. I recently worked with Andrew Griffin, Eva Knoll, Paul Gailiunas and Felicity Wood on an e-book, Sharp Forms, to commemorate and celebrate the life and work of John Sharp, who passed away in 2020. John did much to connect people, art and mathematics, and was co-organiser of Bridges 2006 in London and a subsequent Maths-Art seminar series at the London Knowledge Lab.
Foundations of academic knowledge (2022-03-22)
Bonte, M.; Ivinson, G.; Merkley, R.; Bain, P.; Castles, A.; Cheung, P.; Clements, D.; Cook, C.; Cristia, A.; Day-Hess, C.; Dowker, A.; Draper, C.; Flewitt, R.; Germein, S.; Grigorenko, E.; Grotzer, T.; Hackett, A.; Kathotia, V.; Kievit, R.; McBride, C.; O'Brien, K.; Sarama, J.; Sommerville, M.; Strader, S. and Vanden Bosch der Nederlanden, C.
In: Duraiappah, A.K.; Atteveldt, N.M.; Bugden, S. and Borst, G. eds. Reimagining education: The International Science and Evidence based Education Assessment (pp. 282-355)
ISBN : 978-93-91756-04-8 | Publisher : United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development | Published : New Delhi, India
Just mathematics? Fostering empowering and inclusive mathematics classrooms with Realistic Mathematics Education (2021-09-03)
Kathotia, Vinay; O’Brien, Kate and Solomon, Yvette
In : 11th International Mathematics Education and Society Conference (MES11) (24 Sep - 29 Sep 2021, University of Klagenfurt (Online)) (pp. 545-554)