Guidelines for Authors

Guidelines for Authors submitting articles to the Mathematics in School

Mathematics in School is aimed mainly at teachers of school and college pupils of 10 to 18 years of age and for those working with students who are preparing to enter the teaching profession.

We attempt to attain a balance of articles reflecting this age and ability range and look for pragmatic articles; ready-to-use materials; discursive, possibly philosophical articles; speculative, reflective, and sometimes retrospective pieces. Newsworthy items have a place, but the average two-month lead sometimes precludes this. However, book and equipment reviews have a very important role to play. There is also the opportunity to stimulate - and even amuse - otherwise hard-pressed and very busy teachers. If you can submit an original article (i.e. usually, one that has not been published everywhere) that fits this brief, then the Editors will be very happy to consider it for publication. Few articles used are over 4 pages long when typeset. Half-page "fillers" are always welcome. They can be odd hints and tips, items of news, letters, cartoons or photographs with one-line captions. Please note that this is not a refereed journal, but a second opinion is usually sought. An article may be rejected, but a suggestion may be made as to where else it could be submitted. An Editor may also cut or otherwise modify an article themselves, but the Author always has the opportunity to see the result at the proof-reading stage. Prompt return of the corrected proof is essential.

Always include at the top of the article:


Author(s) names in full.

Spelling - Mathematics in School uses British spelling, according to The Oxford Dictionary of English.

Illustrations, or suggestions for illustrations, are always welcome as MiS needs to be visually, as well as professionally and academically, stimulating. Preferably, illustrations should be supplied in digital form. Photographs that have been scanned or taken from a digital camera should be saved to a TIFF file: colour images should be saved in CMYK format; mono images should be saved as greyscale. The resolution of both colour and mono images should be roughly 300dpi. Line drawing scans should be saved in bitmap format at roughly 1000dpi. File size should not exceed 15mb. If you are not able to supply digital files then any hard copy artwork needs to be clear and of the best of quality.

Equations can be produced using an equation editor. However, in order to assist with article setting do not use editors for simple equations.

Files should be supplied in .doc format. Avoid sending as pdf files.

References in the body of the text are given as: (Moore, 2013).

At the end of the article:

Full References
Foster, C. 2012 "Plus-Minus Graphs", Mathematics in School, 41 , 2 , pp. 32-33.
Stewart, I. 2010 Hoard of Mathematical Treasures, Profile Books, London.

Keywords - Please supply up to three keywords, at the end of your article, to assist with indexing and searching.

Correspondence - Please supply a postal address of your current institution and an e-mail address by which you can be contacted. If no institution address supplied then a personal address should be provided but note this will not appear on the article.

Mathematics in School, editors John Berry and Chris Pritchard - email: