Founded in 1967, the Centre recently celebrated its Golden Jubilee – more details here…

The Shell Centre for Mathematical Education is known around the world for its innovative work on mathematics education. The team has a wide range of ongoing activities including design, development and research.

Throughout its history the Shell Centre has had a close association with the School of Education at the University of Nottingham and the core team is now part of the School's Centre for Research into Mathematical Education.

A range of publications including classic classroom materials (such as The Language of Functions and Graphs) and recent research papers are available for download from Shell Centre Publications

The Shell Centre is also part of the Math Assessment Resource Service (MARS), a partnership with the University of California at Berkeley and other colleagues in the USA, whose output includes the Mathematics Assessment Project, developing formative and summative assessments to support the new US Common Core State Standards. The team has also contributed to Bowland Maths and the EU PRIMAS project.

Sadly, Malcolm Swan, a key Shell Centre team member and internationally recognised designer of mathematics educational materials, died recently. A brief obiturary can be found here.