## Professor John J Monaghan University Of Edinburgh

**John J Monaghan University Of Edinburgh**

### Professor of Mathematics Education

I worked as a school teacher for ten years before coming to the University of Leeds in 1989.

### Research Interests

My main work interest is mathematics education. My special interest is learning and teaching mathematics at the 11-21 year old level.

Going down the specialism tree, my interests focus on algebra and calculus, linking school mathematics to out-of-school activities and the use of new technology (ICT as it is now known in the UK).

With regard to ICT, I am really interested in ICT tools especially spreadsheets, graphic packages and calculators, interactive geometry and computer algebra systems.

I am not really interested in ‘teaching machines’ as I place a great deal of importance on teachers in ICT environments. I am also very interested in tool use in mathematics (any tools, and tools in general).

My work at Leeds involves …

- PGCE Secondary Mathematics
- Undergraduate mathematics education courses
- Masters degrees in mathematics education
- Doctoral supervision
- Research Projects

I enjoy all of these aspects of my work and do not rate one above another; they are simply different and this variation helps me enjoy my work.

#### Professional Associations

- British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics
- Computer Algebra in Mathematics Education
- European Society for Research in Education
- International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
- Association of Teachers of Mathematics

#### Journal involvement

- Educational Studies in Mathematics
- International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education
- Research in Mathematics Education
- Teaching Mathematics and its Applications
- Technology, Knowledge and Learning

### Key Publications

#### Journal articles

‘Abstraction through game play’, Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 17.1-2 (2012), 1-21

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DOI: 10.1007/s10758-012-9189-2‘Concept image revisted’, Educational Studies in Mathematics, ed. by Dreyfus T, 68.1 (2008), 19-35

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DOI: 10.1007/s1064900791122