Project Description

Mathematical Reasoning randomised control trial

The Mathematics and Reasoning programme develops children’s understanding of the logical principles underlying mathematics and lasts for 12 weeks, with children receiving one hour of instruction per week. Teachers are trained for one day and lessons are all delivered through electronic resources and through online games that the children can access at school and at home.  The impact of the programme is being evaluated as a randomised trial.


Stokes, L., Hudson-Sharp, N., Dorsett, R., Rolfe, H., Anders, J., George, A., Buzzeo, J. and Munro-Lott, N. (2018) Mathematical Reasoning Education Endowment Foundation evaluation report.  PDF


Education Endowment Foundation


Oxford University, National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, Behavioural Insights Team, National Institute of Economic and Social Research.