# Mr Keith Jones* BSc, DIS, MSc, MA (Ed), PGCE*

## Associate Professor

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Mr Keith Jones is Associate Professor within Southampton Education School at the University of Southampton.

Keith Jones specialises in Mathematics Education, in particular the acquisition and use of mathematical knowledge in different cultural settings, the development of mathematical reasoning, the promotion of visual and spatial thinking, and the integration of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Keith publishes widely, including books, book chapters, journal articles, and research reports. For any mathematician reading this, his says his Erdös Number is three.

Keith began his career with a PGCE in mathematics education (with Margaret Brown as his tutor) and took his first teaching post in London (in a school where Michael Marland was Headteacher and Dylan Wiliam was Head of Mathematics). His research involvement began with a project with Celia Hoyles and Ros Sutherland. Following his first post at the Institute of Education, he joined the University of Southampton – which gave him the chance to work with Geoffrey Howson, Brian Griffiths and Keith Hirst, and then with international colleagues in Japan and most recently China.

Beyond his University work, Keith co-ordinates the Geometry Group for the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM) and, from 2000-2003, he led the group on Technology for the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (ERME). He is active internationally, being an invited member of the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction (ICMI) research reviews on the teaching of geometry (1995-8), the teaching of mathematics at university level (1998-2001), the use of technology in mathematics education (2006-9), and, currently, the teaching of mathematical proof (2009-12).

Keith is on the editorial board of the journal Research in Mathematics Education and is a reviewer for a number of other scientific journals in mathematics education. He has led and worked on projects funded by the EU, ESRC, QCDA, and the TDA.

For Keith, a particular attraction of Southampton is being able to cycle to the University across Southampton Common – everyday, all year round. He finds the city a lovely place to live and work, with sea, forest, historic towns, and country pubs all within easy reach. This gives him lots of things to enjoy with his family, even though his two sons now surpass him at football, swimming, cycling and music.