Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools 2nd Edition

About the authors

Robyn Jorgensen

Robyn Jorgensen is a Professor of Education at Griffith University where she leads mathematics education teaching and research. Robyn has worked across the various sectors of schooling from early years, primary, middle and secondary as well as vocational and postcompulsory schooling. Her research interests are centred on issues of equity and access particularly for students from disadvantaged backgrounds—low socioeconomic status, rural, remote, and Indigenous students. She has received eight Australian Research Council grants to work in these areas. In 2009–10, she took up a position of CEO and Principal in a remote Aboriginal community. Her work is predominantly based in classrooms where she works to better understand how teaching practices are implicated in the success (and failure) of learners. She has been Chair of the Queensland Studies Authority Curriculum Advisory Board for Mathematics; worked on the Queensland Ministerial Committee for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); and is currently the eminent Professor on the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers' 'Count on Me' project that seeks to improve mathematical learning for Indigenous Australians. Robyn has a distinguished publication record with many books, journal articles and conference papers. She has been invited to be keynote speaker at numerous state, national and international conferences. She is the Editor of the Mathematics Education Research Journal and serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. While currently living in Queensland, she has also lived in Victoria, New South Wales and the Northern Territory. These experiences have helped to inform her breadth of knowledge of the diversity of Australian society and curriculum.

Shelley Dole

Shelley Dole is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at The University of Queensland, where she coordinates Mathematics Curriculum Studies for prospective primary and middle school teachers in the pre-service Bachelor of Education program. Over the 20 years she has been in education, she has taught in primary, secondary and tertiary teaching institutions in the Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria. Her research interests include new learning and mathematics curriculum change and innovation; learning difficulties, misconceptions and conceptual change associated with learning mathematics; assessment, intervention and unlearning; rational number topics of ratio and per cent and the development of proportional reasoning and multiplicative structures; mental computation and invented algorithms; and teacher professional development. She has been involved in several major research projects in Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia including middle years literacy and numeracy; early years literacy and numeracy and distance education; mental computation, number sense and invented algorithms; teaching and learning per cent in the middle school; basic facts in the early years, as well as teacher professional development projects. She is co-author (together with Alistair McIntosh) of a widely used teacher resource package on mental computation strategies that resulted from a large research project conducted in Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), published by the Tasmanian Education Department. She is currently the Chief Investigator of an Australian Research Council project focusing on numeracy across the curriculum and the development of proportional reasoning, with schools in Queensland and South Australia. In 2009, she won a University of Queensland Award for Teaching Excellence, and in 2010 was the recipient of an Australian Award for University Teaching.

 

Robyn Jorgensen

Robyn Jorgensen

Shelley Dole

Shelley Dole