Elizabeth Carruthers is
engaged in research for her
PhD (Bristol University, Bristol) and is the
first person to have been awarded the 'Martin Hughes scholarship' for
mathematics education. The focus of her doctoral research in the
pedagogy of children's mathematical graphics in calculation.
Relating to Doctoral Research
Listening to children's mathematics in
school. In B. Perry., A.
Gervasoni and A. MacDonald. Eds. Mathematics and Transition
to School - International Perspectives. Sydney, Australia:
Carruthers, E. and Butcher, E. 2013. Young children
co-construct their mathematical enquiries. In P. Beckley. Ed.
The new Early Years Foundation Stage: changes, challenges and
reflections. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
2012. Are the children thinking
mathematically? The pedagogy of children’s mathematical
graphics. In M. McAteer. Ed. Improving Primary Mathematics
Teaching and Learning. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Key speeches and
conference presentations relating to this research:
Key Speaker Elizabeth
Early Education National Conference,
University of Sunderland.