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The design of the Framework is influenced by our assumptions, theories, and methods. In this section we record our decisions, both for ourselves and so that others can understand our journey. Here you will find fully referenced articles describing different aspects of the design, and a linked summary of each article.
We will be updating this section over the next few months to provide a complete description of our methodology. These updates will focus on research, evaluation and design methods, and the outcomes of evaluation projects which have been completed so far.
03 February 2020
This article presents our ontology – that is, how we express mathematical ideas and relationships in the Cambridge Mathematics Framework – with examples from the CM Framework itself.
13 November 2019
This article describes how the CM Define It app was developed and how the pilot phase informed its current design.
28 August 2019
This article focuses on design methods.
03 July 2019
This article focuses on formative evaluation methods.
20 May 2019
This article describes why and how we are collecting information about mathematical vocabulary.
04 March 2019
This article focuses on research methods.