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- Dr Robert Ward-Penny

I joined the Mathematics Education team at the Open University in January 2023, having previously gained my PhD in Education from the University of Warwick. Alongside my academic work, I have had the pleasure of teaching secondary mathematics in schools in London, the Midlands, and the United States, and have also contributed to a number of textbook series and books for teachers.

My research interests include the philosophy and politics of mathematics education, the potential for cross-curricular teaching and learning in the mathematics classroom, and finding new ways to get pupils excited about and engaged with mathematics.

I am currently involved in the production and delivery of ME322, *Learning and Doing Algebra.*

Agency and Fidelity in Primary Teachers’ Efforts to Develop Mathematical Resilience (2022)

Lee, Clare and Ward-Penny, Robert

Teacher Development, 26(1) (pp. 75-93)

Student perceptions of decision mathematics and legitimate mathematical practice (2017)

Ward-Penny, Robert

Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 37(1) (pp. 37-52)

A Complex Christmas (2015-05)

Ward-Penny, Robert and Noy, Jim

Mathematics in School, 44 (pp. 37-39)

Discussing perception, determining provision: teachers' perspectives on the applied options of A-level mathematics (2013-03)

Ward-Penny, R.; Johnston-Wilder, S. and Johnston-Wilder, P.

Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 32(1) (pp. 1-18)

Memes and Mathematics Education (2011-12)

Ward-Penny, Robert

Philosophy of Mathematics Education Journal, 26

Exit interviews: undergraduates who leave mathematics behind (2011-07)

Ward-Penny, Robert; Johnston-Wilder, Sue and Lee, Clare

For the Learning of Mathematics, 31(2) (pp. 21-26)

Geared Up: Exploring Families of Curves with Autograph (2010-06)

Ward-Penny, Robert and Butler, Douglas

Mathematics Teaching Interactive, 218

Otherwise Engaged (2010-03)

Ingram, Jenni and Ward-Penny, Robert

Mathematics Teaching, 217 (p 18)

Context or Con? How Might We Better Represent the 'Real-World' in the Classroom? (2010-01)

Ward-Penny, Robert

Mathematics in School, 39 (pp. 10-12)

Mathematical Haikus (2010)

Ward-Penny, Robert

Mathematics in School, 39 (p 9)

Making a Meal out of Mathematics (2010)

Ward-Penny, Robert

Mathematics Teaching, 219 (pp. 22-23)

The Performing Arts in the Mathematics Classroom (2008-01)

Ward-Penny, Robert

Mathematics in School, 37

Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Secondary School: Mathematics (2011)

Ward-Penny, Robert

ISBN : 978-0-415-57203-3 (hbk) | Publisher : Routledge

Planning mathematics lessons (2019-05-09)

Ward-Penny, Robert and Lee, Clare

In: Lee, Clare and Ward-Penny, Robert eds. *A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School Second Edition* (pp. 3-14)

ISBN : 9781138481206 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon, Oxon

ICT from the front of the class (2019)

Boote, Ian and Ward-Penny, Robert

In: Lee, Clare and Ward-Penny, Robert eds. *A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School (Second Edition)* (pp. 27-37)

Publisher : Routledge

Using ICT safely and effectively (2019)

Ward-Penny, Robert

In: Lee, Clare and Ward-Penny, Robert eds. *A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School (Second Edition)* (pp. 23-26)

Publisher : Routledge

Perspectives and Practices in the Mathematics Classroom (2017)

Lee, Clare and Ward-Penny, Robert

In: Johnston-Wilder, Sue; Lee, Clare and Pimm, David eds. *Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School (Fourth Edition)* (pp. 192-207)

ISBN : 9781315672175 | Publisher : Routledge

Mathematics in the National Curriculum (2017)

Ward-Penny, Robert

In: Johnston-Wilder, Sue; Lee, Clare and Pimm, David eds. *Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School (Fourth Edition)* (pp. 13-31)

ISBN : 9781315672175 | Publisher : Routledge

Why Do We Teach Mathematics? (2017)

Ward-Penny, Robert

In: Johnston-Wilder, Sue; Lee, Clare and Pimm, David eds. *Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School (Fourth Edition)* (pp. 1-12)

ISBN : 9781315672175 | Publisher : Routledge

Planning mathematics lessons (2012-11-16)

Ward-Penny, Robert and Lee, Clare

In: Lee, Clare; Johnston-Wilder, Sue and Ward-Penny, Robert eds. *A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School*. Routledge Teaching Guides (pp. 3-12)

ISBN : 978-0-415-50820-9 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon

Mathematics in the National Curriculum (2011-09-13)

Westwell, John and Ward-Penny, Robert

In: Johnston-Wilder, Sue; Johnston-Wilder, Peter; Lee, Clare and Pimm, David eds. *Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School (Third Edition)* (pp. 16-35)

Publisher : Routledge

Mathematics in context (2010-08-09)

Lee, Clare and Ward-Penny, Robert

In: Johnston-Wilder, Sue; Johnston-Wilder, Peter; Pimm, David and Lee, Clare eds. *Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School: a companion to school experience, 3rd edition*. Learning to teach subjects in the secondary school (pp. 206-224)

ISBN : 9780415565585 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon

A practical guide to teaching mathematics in the secondary school. 2nd edition (2019-05-09)

Lee, Clare and Ward-Penny, Robert eds.

Routledge Teaching Guides

ISBN : 9781138481206 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London

A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School (2012-11-16)

Lee, Clare; Johnston-Wilder, Sue and Ward-Penny, Robert eds.

Routledge Teaching Guides

ISBN : 978-0-415-50820-9 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon

Teachers’ Accounts of Developing Mathematical Resilience in the Classroom (2017)

Lee, Clare and Ward-Penny, Robert

In : The Second International Conference on Mathematical Resilience (3-4 Mar 2017, The Open University)

What Might We Learn From the Prodigals? Exploring the Decisions and Experiences of Adults Returning to Mathematics (2009-11-01)

Ward-Penny, Robert

In : BSRLM Vol 29 (3) (Nov 2009)