#125 Research in Action 2: Parental engagement with Tim Jay

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Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, with me Craig Barton.

This is an episode from the Research in Action mini series, where I interview a researcher from the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University about their chosen area of interest, and the implications for maths teaching and learning.

On today’s episode I was lucky enough to speak to Tim Jay.

Tim researches the psychology of mathematics education. His main focus is on using design research methods to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience to create new findings and impact in formal and informal education contexts. He also has an interest and experience in leading large-scale evaluations of education interventions.

The main focus of the conversation was around parents. Specifically we covered:

  • The role of parents in children’s success in mathematics
  • What positive parental engagement looks like
  • How can teachers help parents get more engaged given the anxieties they often feel about maths

Tim’s Big 3
1. NRICH early years site
2. Erikson early years collaborative
3. School community network


My usual plugs:


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