CERME 2017

The 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME10) was held in Croke Park, Dublin from February 1st – February 5th. In total 468 papers were presented across the 5 days with delegates from 52 countries in attendance. EPI●STEM was represented at CERME 10 as both Dr Ciara Lane and Dr Niamh O’Meara presented their current work at the conference. Dr Ciara Lane worked in Topic Working Group 8: Affect and Mathematical Thinking and in this group she presented a paper entitled Students’ Image of Mathematics: The Role of Parents’ Occupation. Dr Niamh O’Meara worked in Topic Working Group 20: Mathematics Teacher Knowledge, Beliefs and Identity and in this group she presented a paper entitled Is Teacher Knowledge Affecting Students’ Transition from Primary to Second Level Mathematics Education? Dr Patrick Johnson, a lecturer in the School of Education at UL also attended and presented at CERME10. He worked in Topic Working Group 6: Applications and Modelling and presented a paper entitled Examining the Role of Group Work as an Effective Instructional Strategy when Teaching Problem Solving. All three papers were very well received by conference delegates and the feedback from other members of the TWGs was extremely positive. The authors are currently reviewing this feedback and changes are being made to the aforementioned papers before they are submitted for publication in the official conference proceedings.

CERME10 2017