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About Ruth Gilmore

Ruth Gilmore is a Lecturer in Primary Mathematics at Leeds Beckett University.

Ruth has worked as a primary school teacher in Leeds in both mainstream and specialist SEN settings (in which she worked predominantly with children with autism spectrum condition). She has taught across both key stages in addition to taking on the role of a Maths Lead. Ruth’s practice was very much shaped by the introduction of a new national curriculum and the concept of teaching for mastery. Through her participation in the Mastery Specialist Leads Programme, delivered by the Yorkshire and Humber MathsHub, she became further committed to the idea that all children can ‘do’ maths. Ruth is interested in working with trainees, and adults in schools, to develop their own attitudes towards maths as well as their understanding of the effective teaching and learning of primary maths.

Current Teaching

  • BA Primary Education (3-7) with recommendation for QTS
  • BA Primary Education (5-11) with recommendation for QTS
  • PGCE Primary Education

Research Interests

Ruth is particularly interested in the mastery approach to teaching maths and how this approach can impact and improve the learning of children on the autism spectrum.

Selected Publications

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