Adults Learning Mathematics
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ALM wishes all of our members the best of health and look forward to the next time we can all gather to share our research and teaching experiences about Adults Learning Mathematics at the ALM 28 virtual conference.


ALM28 Virtual Conference organised by the University of Hamburg

This year you are all welcome to the 28th ALM conference which will be virtual and hosted by colleagues at the University of Hamburg.
The conference will run from 5th – 7th July 2021.

The theme of the conference is:


Numeracy and Vulnerability


We will present a  wide range of contributions relating to the issue of Numeracy and Vulnerability :  finance and consumption, work and family, health (e.g. context Covid 19) or digitalisation.

The site will be regularly updated as more details about the conference are confirmed.

The following key note speakers are confirmed:

  • The general relationship between numeracy and vulnerability
       keynote by Anke Grotlüschen
  • Current and future numeracy challenges related to digitalisation
       keynote by Suzanne Smythe
  • Climate change and mathematics education
       pre-recorded webinar by Chris Budd with discussion afterward
  • Financial numeracy
       keynote by José Julián Cao-Alvira
  • The international reproduction of vulnerability in numeracy assessments
       keynote by Gelsa Knijnik


See conference page:
See leaflet: ALM28 leaflet.pdf


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.

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Dr Beth Kelly

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ALM 2020/21 Virtual Seminar Series

The ALM 2020/2021 virtual seminars series has been completed after 7 inspiring and well-visited seminars by, respectively, the Irish Maths Week, Keiko Yasukawa, Jeff Evans, Linda Ahl, Peter Liljedahl, Marta Civil, Javier Díez-Palomar, and Kees Hoogland.
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