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SDA May Conference – Wednesday 23rd May 2018 Dr Camilla Gilmore

Understanding the Barriers to Success in Maths

Speaker: Dr Camilla Gilmore  (Camilla delivered the Keynote Address at the Patoss Annual Conference in 2014)

It is widely acknowledged that many students, including those with dyslexia, find mathematics a challenging subject and that lack of numeracy skills can impact upon subsequent job opportunities and quality of life.  One reason for this is that mathematics is a complex subject that draws upon a range of different skills.

Dr Camilla Gilmore is a Reader in Mathematical Cognition in the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University.  She is a developmental psychologist who has previously held positions at Oxford, Harvard and Nottingham.  Her research is focused on understanding how mathematics skills develop and dyscalculia.

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