Helen Williams

Dr Helen J Williams

Early Education Associate

Dr Helen J Williams is an independent educational consultant specialising in the learning and teaching of primary mathematics. Her particular expertise is in Early Years and KS1 and she has a special interest in developing effective, research-based, playful opportunities for learning mathematics. She is a member of the Early Childhood Mathematics Group, the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, and the Association of Teachers of Mathematics. Helen’s doctorate was completed with Roehampton University in 2014 and is entitled: “The relevance of role play to the learning of mathematics in the primary classroom”. She tweets as @helenjwc and blogs (sporadically). Her book “Playful Mathematics for Children 3 to 7.” was published by SAGE in March 2022 and won the Nursery World Professional Book of the Year Award later that year.

Areas of expertise​

  • Early mathematical learning and teaching, ages 3 to 8

  • Supporting the development of spatial awareness in children

  • Supporting the development of young children’s reasoning

  • The roles of play and playfulness in mathematics learning

  • Research into mathematics learning

  • Role play and mathematics

  • Adult interactions

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