'Mathematics education' should be interpreted to mean the whole field of human ideas and activities that affect, or could affect,the learning of mathematics. It draws upon a number of more established cognate disciplines, including psychology, mathematics,sociology, linguistics and philosophy, each of which has its own phenomena of interest and parallel structures, modes of enquiry, conceptual tools and methodological norms, structures of knowledge and means of validation. Articles about mathematics or about psychology, for example, are welcomed provided their content bears on the learning of mathematics. This might be achieved directly, or indirectly through offering a significant perspective to teachers of mathematics. The journal has space for articles which attempt to bring together ideas from several sources and show their relation to the theories or practices of mathematics education. It is a place where ideas may be tried out and presented for discussion.
Writing arising from particular research projects may be submitted, but the editor also solicits articles which survey an area of research or which attempt to interpret or evaluate some published research. Reports of informal research, especially from the classroom, are as welcome as reports which meet the usual professional criteria.
Articles falling outside the categories mentioned above are also acceptable if, in the editor's judgement, they make some contribution to understanding mathematics learning or to promotingmathematics learning.
Articles should generally be within the range of 2500 to 5000 words. Longer articles, if accepted, may be published in two or moreparts. Comments on already-published articles should generally contain fewer than 2000 words. Short topics, less than article-length, may be submitted if they conform to the general aims and style of the journal.
Writers should initially send an electronic version of their contribution typed with generous spacing and margins to email@example.com. Diagrams, tables, etc. should be prepared ina form suitable for photographic reproduction, with or without reduction in size. Unusual words and notations should be indicated and explained. Notes, references and bibliography should be collected at the end of the conttribution. Current house style may be inferred from the articles in 31(1) and later issues. Contributions may be submitted in English or French. (The English may be American, British, or hybrid.) Abstracts are required and will be found on the web-site from volume 27.
FLM has a two-stage review process. Submissions are initially assessed by the editors and members of the advisory board and if suitable are then sent out for external evaluation by at least two expert referees.