Global Trends in Mathematics Education Research

Keywords: Mathematics Education, Trends of Research, Research trends


This essay will explore some global trends in mathematics education research, what these trends mean for mathematics education, and how they will shape mathematics education in the years to come.  In particular, this essay will focus on the latest trends in mathematics education research, such as Digital technology, innovative teaching methods and approaches, the impact of mathematics education on student achievement, Inquiry-based learning, Games and Gamification, and Equity, diversity, and inclusion.


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Author Biography

Hisham Barakat Hussein, Professor of Mathematics Education, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Professor of Mathematics Education, and Consultant of Training and administrative developing.  Teaches in both the undergraduate and Community Services programs at King Saud University. His recent researches examines the Gifted Education program, publishing in distinguished scholarly Journals, Developing Mathematical Thinking, and professional Identity Levels of mathematics teachers.

Editor of International Journal of Research in Educational Sciences- (IٍٍSSN 2585-6081)(2018-2020) , Associate Editor of  "Journal of Arabic Studies in Education & Psychology" (ISSN: 2090-7605). (2015-2019)


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How to Cite
Hussein, H. (2023). Global Trends in Mathematics Education Research. International Journal of Research in Educational Sciences., 6(02), 309- 319. Retrieved from