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Kaye Stacey
This photo shows teacher education students using the resource to learn about children's mathematical thinking. Kaye Stacey (left) is talking to tutor Ron Welsh and a student, while Dianne Chambers and Gary Asp help students in the background. Vicki Steinle is pictured as the interviewer in the Case Studies.

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The Development Team

Authors: Dr Vicki Steinle, Professor Kaye Stacey and Dr Dianne Chambers
Faculty of Education
University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010
AUSTRALIA
Content Experts: Dr Vicki Steinle, Professor Kaye Stacey
Content Contributors: Nick Scott, Caroline Condon, Shona Archer, Calvin Tromp, Heather McCarthy and many other wonderful students of the Faculty of Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Technical Expert: Dr Dianne Chambers
Technical Team: Kyla Marston, Tali Boneh, Tony Zara, Amanda Penrose, Beck Collie, the Stacey family and many fantastic Education and Computer Science students of the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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Acknowledgments

Material incorporated into this project was initiated with a grant from the University of Melbourne Teaching & Learning (Multimedia & Educational Technology) Committee in 1997 and further developed with a grant from the Faculty of Education in 1999.

Much of the material in the resource is derived from a research project funded by a grant from the Australian Research Council to Professor Kaye Stacey and Professor Liz Sonenberg Improving learning outcomes in numeracy: Building rich descriptions of children's thinking into a computer-based curriculum delivery system. The analysis of data from this project by Dr Vicki Steinle (see PhD thesis) has been invaluable.

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Authors' Address

Faculty of Education
University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010
AUSTRALIA

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About the Authors

Vicki Steinle
Dr Vicki Steinle is a lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Melbourne. Vicki's PhD examined how students interpret decimal numeration and how their interpretations change over time. She has traced the thinking of over 3000 students, some of them for three years, to examine how students' ideas change. Much of the research data in this resource is from Vicki's PhD study. She has also been a secondary school mathematics teacher.

Kaye Stacey
Kaye Stacey is Foundation Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Melbourne. She works as a researcher and teacher educator, in undergraduate and postgraduate courses training teachers for both primary and secondary schools. She has written many practically-oriented books and articles for teachers as well as many research articles. Kaye's research interests centre on mathematical problem solving, the mathematics curriculum, and children's mathematical thinking. Kaye has always been passionate about mathematics and encouraging mathematical thinking and exploration in schools. Her doctorate from the University of Oxford is in number theory.

Dianne Chambers
Dr Dianne Chambers is a Senior Lecturer in IT in Education at the University of Melbourne and is Assistant Dean (Learning Technologies) for the Faculty of Education. Dianne researches and teaches in the areas of teaching and learning with information and communications technologies, developing educational multimedia, school leadership in IT, and in online education. Dianne is the editor of two educational multimedia products, and runs highly successful problem-based courses for graduate and undergraduate students on teaching with multimedia and information and communications technology.

Vicki, Dianne and Kaye have drawn on the talents of an enthusiastic team of students at the University of Melbourne, many of whom are now making a great contribution to teaching in schools. Thank you all for your content and technical contributions.

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Feedback

We would appreciate your feedback on this resource. Please tell us what you find useful, which parts could be improved, and what we need to add. Please e-mail: Dianne Chambers at d.chambers@unimelb.edu.au, or Vicki Steinle at v.steinle@unimelb.edu.au or Kaye Stacey at k.stacey@unimelb.edu.au.

Additional information about this product is available from http://extranet.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/DSME/decimals or http://extranet.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/SME/decimals

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For information about this page, contact: Vicki Steinle
Contact Email Address: v.steinle@unimelb.edu.au
Faculty Homepage: http://www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/sme/
Last modified: Sun 16 April 2006

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