X Centre for Early Mathematics Learning

Understanding and improving mathematics learning is critically important for both individual wellbeing and a successful society. The ESRC Centre for Early Mathematics Learning (CEML) is a pioneering research centre which focuses on children’s early mathematical learning. Research already shows that substantial individual differences in mathematical achievement emerge early and can restrict a child’s future potential.

CEML is studying mathematics development in the early years and Key Stage 1, via advanced interdisciplinary research studies on mathematical learning and by working closely with educators to design educational activities and translate research into practice.

CEML launched in June 2022 and is a collaboration between Loughborough University, London School of Economics, University of Bristol, University of Edinburgh, University College London, University of Oxford, University of York, Ulster University and London School of Economics.  


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