Mathematics has a crucial role to play in ensuring more young people are better prepared for, and more disposed towards, future study and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The mathematics education research team at the University of Manchester has undertaken three ESRC funded projects investigating students' trajectories in and through mathematics programmes from compulsory school, through college to Higher Education. These draw attention to important issues across phases.
During 2011 the team, with ESRC Follow-on funding, will work with key partners to promote participation and engagement in post-compulsory mathematics education for STEM.
Use the navigation menus to below to explore key issues across phases.
Mathematics learning, identity and educational practice: the transition into post-compulsory education
(ESRC grant RES-000-22-2890)
Keeping open the door to mathematically demanding courses in Further and Higher Education
(ESRC grant RES-139-25-0241)
Mathematics learning, identity and educational practice: the transition into Higher Education
(ESRC grant RES-062-23-1213)