New insights on mathematics teaching and learning

Explore new research into current issues involved in mathematics education, including overcoming students' anxiety

New maths monographs offering teachers, professional learning teams and the community insights into current issues impacting teaching and learning mathematics in schools are now available.

The maths monographs are detailed studies from leading researchers that explore some of the key issues around teaching maths and numeracy.

Each maths monograph showcases current research and provides suggestions for activities to foster professional dialogue amongst professional learning teams and promote reflective consideration of the key issues raised.

Monographs can be viewed online or downloaded as pdf booklets.

New maths monographs

  • 'Mathematics anxiety' by Dr Sarah Buckley, Senior Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). This research presents information on how to reduce and manage mathematics anxiety in the classroom.
  • 'Critical connections between numeracy and mathematics' by Dave Tout, Senior Research Fellow, Numeracy and Mathematics, Tertiary and Vocational Assessment Services, ACER. This research shows that life and work in the 21st century requires people to have higher levels of mathematics and numeracy.
  • 'Engaging families in mathematics education' by Leicha A. Bragg, Sandra Herbert and Jill P. Brown, senior lecturers in Mathematics Teacher Education, Deakin University. According to this research, fostering school–home partnerships is pivotal to enhancing inclusive education beyond the classroom, which supports mathematics learning in the classroom.
  • 'Gender and mathematics' by Helen Forgasz and Gilah Leder, Monash University. This research addresses the gender differences in mathematics learning outcomes.

Future monographs in the series will focus on mathematics in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and mathematics, ability groupings and effectively targeting mathematics teaching.

The Department will continue to share new additions to the monographs series on the evidence and research web page.

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