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RITEMATHS Research Team

Professor Kaye Stacey
Chief Investigator

Faculty of Education,
University of Melbourne
k.stacey@unimelb.edu.au

Dr Gloria Stillman
Chief Investigator

Faculty of Education
University of Melbourne
g.stillman@unimelb.edu.au

Dr Robyn Pierce
Chief Investigator

 

Faculty of Education
University of Melbourne
r.pierce@unimelb.edu.au

(Robyn worked at the University of Ballarat until 2007)

Sandra Herbert
(Project Officer)

School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences,
University of Ballarat
s.herbert@ballarat.edu.au

Jill Brown
( PhD Candidate with Australian Post-graduate Award (Industry))

Faculty of Education ,
University of Melbourne
j.brown5@pgrad.unimelb.edu.au

Dr Caroline Bardini
(European Union)

Université Montpellier 2
bardini@math.jussieu.fr

Dr Tass Barkatsas, Peter Fox and Gary Asp each worked on the project.

Dr Caroline Bardini worked on the project from April - June, 2004 and then again from July 2005 - June 2006 with funding from the European Union 6th Framework.

Industry Partners

This project is financially supported by the Australian Research Council, through the Linkage Grant Scheme and seven industry partners.

Texas Instruments Australia Pty Ltd

Ballarat Secondary College

Canterbury Girls' Secondary College

Luther College

Mount Clear College

Santa Maria College

Westbourne Grammar School

Collaborating Teachers

A partner teacher was responsible for the conduct of the project in each school each year, organising classes and designing and trialling curriculum units in collaboration with the research team and other teachers in the school.

School
Contact Teachers 2004-2006

Ballarat Secondary College

Greg Walton, Jackie Collins

Canterbury Girls' Secondary College

Elizabeth Price

Luther College

Ian Edwards

Mount Clear College

Maxine Andrews

Santa Maria College

Bernie McCann

Westbourne Grammar School

David Storck, Alan Benneto (Rob Merrigan)

About us

Professor Kaye Stacey:

Qualifications: BScHons (UNSW), MSc (Oxford), DPhil (Oxford), Dip Ed (Monash)

Kaye is Foundation Chair of Mathematics Education and has taught and published extensively in mathematics education. Her research program, funded by ARC grants, has influenced practice both nationally and internationally. Her main areas of interest revolve around promoting mathematical thinking and problem solving, and studying students' understanding of key concepts e.g. in number and algebra. Since 1990, Professor Stacey has been continuously involved with many projects exploring how to improve secondary mathematics teaching by using information technology, including a recent project which examined the use of CAS (computer algebra systems) in Year 12 curriculum, teaching and final year school assessment.

http://www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/~kayecs

Dr. Gloria Stillman:

Qualifications: BAppSc, BSc, Dip.Ed., MEdSt, PhD

Gloria's major research has focussed on the difficulties experienced by senior secondary students when attempting to meet the contextual and cognitive demands of real world applications and modelling tasks. Her PhD focussed on the way students respond to contextualised mathematical applications tasks. She has published extensively from this work. Recent work has examined how students tackle applications tasks when they have access to electronic technologies such as graphing software on computers and CAS calculators.

Dr Robyn Pierce:

Qualifications: BA, DipEd, BEd, MEd, PhD

Robyn has both taught mathematics and led research that aimed to improve learning outcomes for undergraduate students in regional Australia. Her research projects have explored the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning across the mathematical sciences. In particular, Robyn has carefully tracked the transition from using computer algebra systems (CAS) as a tool for doing harder mathematics questions to using it as an instrument that can assist students’ learning of mathematics. Her algebraic frameworks and associated test instruments were used to successfully monitor the progress of students who participated in the Victorian CAS-CAT project which involved several schools in both metropolitan and regional Victoria. The present proposal builds on these understandings of learning algebra with technology by extending these principles to developing the mathematics needed for real world problem solving.

Ms Sandra Herbert:

Qualifications: MEd, Dip Ed, BSc

Sandra has taught extensively in secondary schools and at tertiary level in information technology, statistics, mathematics and teacher education. Her recent experience in research with middle years secondary students has given her insights into dealing with schools, teachers and students.

Ms Jill Brown:

Qualifications: B.Sc(Ed), PGDipMaths&MathsEd, MEd

Jill is a highly experienced secondary mathematics teacher with recent experience in government secondary schools. Her masters research focused on senior secondary students' understanding of functions in a graphing calculator learning environment. She has used both qualitative and quantitative methodology in her research.





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Contact Email Address: k.stacey@unimelb.edu.au
Department Homepage: http://www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/sme/
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