Dr. Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai (Lecturer in Primary Mathematics Education at the University of Reading’s Institute of Education and Founder of the MathsThroughStories.org initiative) has recently been invited by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), a national £40-million Department for Education-funded body, to develop a Maths Through Stories teacher training resource for early years teachers. The resource will become publicly available on the NCETM website next year.

Dr. Trakulphadetkrai already met with Viv Lloyd, NCETM’s Assistant Director for Primary and Early Years, on Tuesday 20th November 2018 to start working on the resource which is drawn from his research expertise in the area of using storytelling, particularly story picture books, to enhance mathematics teaching and learning.

In addition to being invited to develop the resource, Dr. Trakulphadetkrai has also been invited to deliver a Maths Through Stories training workshop for some early years teachers in January 2019, and to Early Years Leads of all the Maths Hubs from across the country in York in March next year. (There are 35 ‘Maths Hubs’ around the country and they are managed by the NCETM. The Department for Education, through the NCTEM, uses Maths Hubs as a key mechanism to implement changes in relation to mathematics teaching and learning across the country.)