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Organization Shell Centre for Mathematical Education


The Shell Centre for Mathematical Education was founded at the University of Nottingham in 1968. Its mission was and is to work, through systematic research and development, to enhance the quality and effectiveness of mathematical education at all levels, nationally and internationally.

Mathematical education is interpreted in a broad sense to include learning to use mathematical skills and strategies in other school subjects, and in everyday problem solving in life and work.

The Centre has developed a variety of tools that support people facing challenges in teaching, assessment, professional development and system improvement. Information and computer technology plays a role in much of its work.

The Shell Centre takes an 'engineering research' approach to research and development, building on research insights to develop improved products and processes that help always-complex education systems work better. Theory is a guide; empirical evidence in realistic practice is the ultimate arbiter.



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