Yvette is Professor of Education at MMU, and has been researching in mathematics education for over thirty years.  She is interested in the relationship between how students learn mathematics and teachers’ pedagogic practice, and has managed projects on teacher education, student inquiry in design challenges, and classroom interaction. 


Most recently, she has worked with Sue and Steve on the impact of RME in post-16 GCSE resit classrooms, where the RME approach made a real difference not just to students’ understanding but also their engagement with mathematics.

Yvette Solomon

Sue is a senior lecturer in Mathematics education at MMU, after working in secondary schools for 18 years. She has managed a number of projects relating to the use of approaches based upon the Dutch approach called Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) in UK schools and is a co-author of the 'Making Sense of Maths' series of books. Sue has most recently led a Nuffield funded project studying the effect of using RME based approaches with Post 16 GCSE resit students.

Sue Hough

In April 2018, Vinay joined the Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) team as Senior Research Associate. He is excited about RME as it weaves together ‘making maths meaningful’ and ‘making meaning with maths’.  Most recently, Vinay worked at Cambridge Mathematics, helping ‘map’ the learning and use of number. Previously, he taught at Harris Academy Battersea, an inner-city comprehensive school, and has also headed the mathematics education programmes at the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Institution.

Vinay Kathotia

Jo is a senior lecturer in Mathematics education at Manchester Metropolitan University. She worked for twenty years in secondary education experiencing a variety of roles.

Jo became interested in Realistic Maths Education (RME) when she joined MMU and was involved in research for the RME projects led by Sue Hough. She visited participating schools, observed lessons and interviewed both learners and teachers.

She is excited to be part of the new KS3 project working with the experienced team to deliver high quality professional development using her knowledge and skills as a mathematics teacher and educator.

Jo Kennedy

Steve has 20 years of experience working in secondary schools in a variety of roles. He has been a member of senior leadership teams and he was head of mathematics for 10 years. As a teacher researcher, he worked on a number of initiatives with MMU and, in 2008, he joined the mathematics team at MMU on a permanent basis. Since 2004, he has worked extensively on the development of a classroom approach to learning mathematics based upon Realistic Mathematics Education (RME).

Steve Gough

Joanna is the Project Officer for the Realistic Maths Education Project at MMU.

Joanna Dennis

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