Sue Forsythe is particularly interested in how children conceptualise geometrical relations in 2 dimensional shapes. Her doctoral research project aims to investigate how key stage 3 children reason while working with Dynamic Geometry software and how this sheds light onto the way they perceive symmetry in shapes.
Sue’s other main research interest is in the development of academic writing skills in Mathematics PGCE students with a focus on peer support.
Geometrical Reasoning in a Dynamic Geometry Environment
Sue is investigating how children conceptualise shapes while working with computer software known as Dynamic Geometry Software.
Supporting Mathematics and Science PGCE students with writing at Masters Level.
Sue is collaborating with Dr Maarten Tas on strategies to help Mathematics and Science PGCE students to develop their writing to Masters Level.