Adults Learning Mathematics
ALM is an international research forum bringing together researchers and practitioners

The 25th Year Celebratory Volume - Now available to download

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. Looking forward to being able to host an ALM conference in 2021


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.

Virtual seminar 4

The fourth virtual seminar “Adult Maths in Prison Education” will take place on Monday 11th January 2021.

Name of Speaker: Linda Ahl (Sweden)

Dr Linda Marie Ahl is a teacher and a researcher. She teaches upper secondary mathematics courses to adults enrolled in the Swedish prison education program. Her research interests are, besides individualized instruction, implementation of research findings in mathematics education, progress of conceptual fields, mathematical reasoning, mathematical communication, and design of classroom teaching.

Read about Lindas seminar here.

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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