Research Question: By facilitating communication and sharing practice between parents/carers and school, can we reduce the anxiety that sometimes surrounds Maths?

Researcher(s): Jackie Greenwood

Setting(s): Children’s House Montessori, Clifton

Status: Published

Jackie hopes to draw attention to the maths in nursery and home without making it too direct and pressured.  She is keen to prevent children developing an anxiety about maths, and support them to build self-confidence.

A note about Practitioner led Mathematical Research 2017


The Bristol Early Years Consortium Maths SLEs have received funding from the Boolean Maths Hub to:

  • Develop specialist subject knowledge of mathematics teaching.
  • Develop pedagogical knowledge of mathematics teaching.
  • Improve the quality of mathematics teaching.
  • Develop confidence and resilience in learning mathematics.

The SLEs as research mentors are using research as a form of CPD to achieve the above aims. 

The research participants have sculpted their own questions for their research and the SLEs will meet with the research participants 6 times a year and have whole research group meetings three times a year. There are 15 teacher/practitioner researchers who work with children from two years old to seven years old.