Martin Smith


  • 1.06 Lawrence Stenhouse Building

Personal profile


After teaching in Primary, Middle and Junior schools in Norfolk for 18 years I joined the Primary PGCE team at UEA in January 2014. A lecturer in Primary Education (Mathematics), I also occasionally lend my interests in coding to the computing team. I am very keen to get adults and children to realise that Mathematics can be fun to teach, learn and most importantly use in everyday life. I am a big fan of puzzles as a route into enjoyable mathematics and want everyone to recognise that maths is an unavoidable part of life, and is not something that people "can't do".

Teaching Interests

Mathematics, PE, ICT

Areas of Expertise


Research Group or Lab Membership

Research in Mathematics Education (RME)


I am a keen player and watcher of football.

I am involved in raising men's awareness that primary teaching is a career that they can aspire to, and succeed in.