ALM Mathematics in Prison (MiP)

Mathematics in Prison (MiP) topic group is a new initiative developed by Adults Learning Mathematics – International Research Forum (ALM). Our mission is to link practitioners and researchers interested in the field of Mathematics education in prisons and correctional education contexts. The topic group was developed in response to the ALM virtual seminar series, which featured a variety of speakers on various topics related to adults and Mathematics during 2021 and 2022. Discussions among participants at some events expressed interest in the field, and ALM responded by facilitating the development of a dedicated Mathematics in Prison group. Members joined from different parts of the world, all with an interest in Mathematics education in the secure estate. The group focuses on the challenges and opportunities of learning mathematics in this unique and under researched context.
The founding members were Beth Kelly, Catherine Byrne and Tatiana Harrison.
The group has had several online meetings, with attendees from many countries. Members have presented at ALM 28 and ACEA 2021.
The ALM Mathematics in Prison topic group presented at CERME 2022. Click here to read about the content.

We welcome anyone interested in this field of Mathematics education.

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The topic of the previous seminar 2022/23 was Maths in Prisons.

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