Welcome to the project Challenging Ableist Perspectives on the Teaching of Mathematics!
CAPTeaM started as a one-year study funded by the British Academy International Partnership and Mobility Scheme. It developed and trialled activities that challenged ableist perspectives on the teaching of mathematics. Through those activities mathematics teachers reflected on ableist perspectives and on the prejudice about disabled learners’ mathematical ability that emerges from such perspectives.
The project initiated a partnership between two mathematics education research groups in the UK and Brazil. CAPTeaM+ expands this partnership for 3 more years, and develops the research programme further by focussing on two themes:
- deconstructing the notion of the normal mathematics student/classroom;
- and, attuning mathematics teaching strategies to student diversity.
We are delighted to be able to say that the application to the British Academy for an International Partnership and Mobility grant for the 3-year expansion of CAPTeaM has been successful. CAPTeaM+ will expand our UK/Brazil partnership through focussing the research on two themes that emerged from the data analysis: deconstructing the notion of the normal mathematics student/classroom; and, attuning mathematics teaching strategies to student diversity.
The awarded funding (30K) will cover the costs of visit exchange and collaboration and set the foundations for sustainability of our findings through the launch of Mathematics Day events for Y7-Y10 disabled learners and their teachers. CAPTeaM is a strand in the RME Group’s MathTASK research programme.