Practice and Research in Statistics and Mathematics Education

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Prismatic (Practice and Research in Statistics and Mathematics) is an online journal of research and practice in mathematics and statistics education, designed to connect and inform people who are interested in the teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics at the primary and secondary levels of schooling.

As mathematics and statistics education teachers and researchers, we are aware of the appetite we all have for knowing more about how people learn mathematics and statistics, and how we can best teach it. This journal aims to disseminate research-based ideas to help everyone and anyone involved in mathematics and statistics education access material that will help their work. It can be hard to connect with research when you are teaching in a school and cannot access university libraries. We have a number of teachers studying mathematics education and writing valuable theses – but their findings often go unnoticed because they are not easy to access. There are plenty of debates in mathematics education but not many spaces in which to read about them or contribute to them. 

We hope that Prismatic will be a useful place for people to find research that interests them and helps them and their students, as well as a space for debating ideas and sharing opinions.

Each edition of Prismatic will have the same features: 

  •   an opinion piece or commentary
  •   a review of research on a key area with implications for practice
  •   a summary of findings from a recent piece of postgraduate work
  •   an introduction to someone who has a PhD in mathematics and statistics education and what their work is about
  •   a review of a resource such as a digital tool, website, or book
  •   an idea to try in the classroom, with information about how and why we might use it

We welcome comments and contributions – our details are on The Team page.

Ngā mihi mahana,

The Prismatic Editorial Team