Alf Coles

Alf Coles studied maths and philosophy at Oxford University. He went on to spend 15 years teaching maths in secondary school, including 7 years as head of a maths department. He is now a senior lecturer in education at Bristol University. He is currently working on a project focused on tackling underachievement in primary school mathematics in collaboration with the charity “5x5x5=creativity” and funded by the Rayne Foundation. His book, Being Alongside: For the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, analyses the teaching and learning of students and staff at the school where he worked.

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