Adults Learning Mathematics
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ALM 2020/21 Virtual Seminar Series


ALM is planning to run a series of virtual seminars and events over the coming year. Watch the video below for more information.

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Virtual seminar 5

The fifth virtual seminar “Numeracy vs. Numberacy” will take place on 1st February 2021 at 19.00 UCT. Use this time zone converter for your local time.

Name of Speaker: Peter Liljedahl (Canada)
Dr. Peter Liljedahl is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He is the former president of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME), the current president of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG), senior editor for the International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education (IJSME), on the editorial boards of ESM, JMTE, MERJ, MTL, CJSMTE, and a member of the NCTM Research Committee. Peter is a former high school mathematics teacher who has kept his research interest and activities close to the classroom. He consults regularly with teachers, schools, school districts, and ministries of education on issues of teaching and learning, assessment, and numeracy.
Numeracy vs. Numberacy
Before we can begin to think about what it means to teach numeracy we have to come to terms with what it is we mean by numeracy and what it means for someone to be numerate. In this session we will explore this construct through some mathematical experiences and discuss which of these experiences offer us opportunities to be numerate and which do not – and from this critically consider various definition of numeracy that we may wish to subscribe to.

Welcome to New ALM Trustees

We are delighted to  welcome  Lisanne  Hellmann and Kees Hoogland on to the board of trustees for ALM.
Lisanne is a researcher and the main contact for the Hamburg Numeracy Projekt, involving six different sub-projects into mathematics. Read more about the Hamburg  Numeracy Projekt in Dutch and English.
Kees Hoogland is Professor of Mathematical and Analytical Competences of Professionals at the University of Applied Science in Utrecht. Read more about Kees here.

Welcome to ALM!

We are delighted you are interested in our work. We are an international forum for research into Adults Learning Mathematics at all levels. Founded in 1992, our membership now extends across Europe, the Americas, and Australasia, and includes the leading figures in mathematics education research, policy and practice, many numeracy practitioners, and postgraduate researchers.Our annual conferences offer those working with adults learning mathematics unique opportunities to present practical experiences, new thinking and research within a supportive and friendly environment. The conferences also offer opportunities to develop your professional network in this special interest group. Conference proceedings are published annually, along with an International Journal of peer reviewed papers.

We invite you to browse our list of on-line publications and consider joining us at our next conference to share your ideas with others working in this field. Do also consider becoming a member of ALM and access our bulletin to keep up to date with news of ALM events and publications that are relevant to this international Adults Learning Mathematics research community.

Chair of ALM
Dr Beth Kelly

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