Bell, Alan

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Name, affiliation and email address

Name, affiliation and email address

Bio sketch

Alan Bell is a member of the Shell Centre for Mathematical Education and works on the US-based MARS project - the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service. His main research interests are the development of students' understanding of particular mathematical concepts, effective methods of teaching, students' awareness of their learning (metacognition), and the learning and teaching of algebra. He is also concerned with the development of frameworks for the broader assessment of mathematical skills, concepts and general strategies. His long term interest in the learning of general mathematical strategies connects with his current MARS work, which is particularly concerned with the development of frameworks for classifying tasks and constructing balanced packages of assessment material. His publications include two books on mathematics for college students, an innovative problem-based course for Grades 6-7 and about 80 papers in journals. He wrote the Review of Research on Mathematical Education for the UK Cockcroft committee whose report Mathematics Counts has been widely influential. He has lectured on these topics by invitation in many countries.

Field of interest

The kind of work I do

Chosen topic group (but also interested in)

Chosen topic group: Curriculum

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Planned contribution to ISDDE 2008

Designing the mathematics curriculum: Skills, Concepts, Strategies, Attitudes & Problem Solving

Expectations for this conference



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