Dr Helen J Williams is an independent educational consultant specialising in the learning and teaching of Early Years and KS1 mathematics. She works alongside colleagues developing effective, playful mathematics curricula. She is an active member of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics and the Early Childhood Mathematics Group. Helen’s doctoral research with Roehampton University was completed in 2014 and is entitled: “The relevance of role play to the learning of mathematics in the primary classroom”. She tweets as @helenjwc.