Title 

Content 

Preface 
Preface
Fred Biddulph & Ken Carr, Editors


List of Reviewers 

Keynote Address 
... I do and I understand, and then I forget. The role of memory in Mathematics Education
Gordon Knight

Do disadvantaged students fail mathematics or does mathematics fail disadvantaged students?
Robyn Zevenbergen

Missed opportunities in research on the teaching and learning of data and chance
J. Michael Shaughnessy


Practical Implication Award 
Seventhgrade students problem posing from openended situations
Lyn D. English


Symposium 

Research Paper 
Teachers' Reported Use of Problem Solving Teaching Strategies in Primary Mathematics Classrooms
Judy Anderson

Students' and Lecturers' Perceptions of Factors Influencing Students' Success in FirstYear Undergraduate Mathematics Courses.
Glenda Anthony

The Construction of Personal Theory on Gender and Mathematics: Nine Case Studies of Women Primary Teacher Trainees
Bill Atweh and Lynn Burnett

Student Error Patterns in Fraction and Decimal Concepts
Jack Bana, Brian Farrell, Alistair Mclntosh

A Different System: Notions of Education and Ways of Mathematising in Fijian Society
Sala Bakalevu

The implication of multiplicative structure for students' understanding of decimalnumber numeration
Annette R Baturo

Researching cultural issues with NESB secondary mathematics students: "Ïn my country it was more difficult"
Alan Bishop, Gilah Leder, Chris Brew, & Cath Pearn,

Monitoring Change in Attitude of Preservice Teachers Towards Mathematics and Technology: A Longitudinal Study
Janette Bobis & Robyn Cusworth

Do Algebraic Skills Improve with Higher Learning?
T .M. Boustead

The resolution of uncertainty in mathematics classrooms
David Clarke and Sue Helme

Is an Equilateral Triangle Isosceles? Student Perspectives
Penelope Currie and John Pegg

What is the Object of the Encapsulation of a Process?
Gary Davis, David Tall, & Michael Thomas

The Effect of Instruction on Students' Generation of Diagrams
Carmel M Diezmann

Year 8, 9 and 10 students' understanding and access of percent knowledge
Shelley Dole, Tom J. Cooper, Annette R. Baturo, and Zoyrese Conoplia

Pencilandpaper Mathematics Tests Under the Microscope
Nerida F. Ellerton and M. A. ("Ken") Clements

Mathematics in the Vocational Education and Training Sector: A Case Study
Gail E. FitzSimons

The University of Melbourne's mathematics students: Who are they? Why are they here? Will they stay?
Helen J. Forgasz and Philip Swedosh

Relational word problems: A crosscultural comparison
Linda Galligan

The effectiveness of a professional development program based on action research
Florenda L. Gallos and Tony Herrington

Students' Orientations to Learning Statistics  Profiles of Experience
Sue Gordon

Constructing Initial Algebraic Understanding: The Proposed Research
D. Evan Harris

Do they understand what we mean? Assessment and communication
Doreen HartnaIl

Improving Understanding in Integration with the Computer
Ye Yoon Hong

Professionalisation and Change in Secondary Mathematics
John Horwood

Secondary Mathematics Teacher Beliefs About the Learning and Teaching of Mathematics I
Peter Howard, Bob Perry, & Margaret Lindsay

The Role of Whole Number Knowledge in Rational Number Learning
Robert P. Hunting, Gary E. Davis, & Catherine A. Pearn

What Conflicts Help Students Learn About Decimals?
Kathryn Irwin

Students' Thinking and Writing in the Context of Probability
Todd M. Johnson, Graham A. Jones, Carol A. Thornton, Cynthia W. LangraIl, Amy Rous

Towards an understanding of numerical workplace knowledge
Clive Kanes

Area integration rules
Gillian Kidman

Problem Solving in Algebra: Ability Grouping, Affective Factors And Gender Differences
Saraswathi Kota

Access to level of mathematics study in high school: social area and school differences
Stephen Lamb

An Evaluation of Two Coding Systems in Determining van Hiele Levels
Christine Lawrie

Looking Back Towards the Future: A Case Study in Mathematics
Gilah C. Leder and Helen J. Forgasz

Young Children's Knowledge of ThreeDimensional Shapes: Four Case Studies
Neville Leeson, Rita Stewart and Robert, J. Wright

Effect of the Different Syntactic Structures of English and Chinese in Simple Algebraic Problems
Francis LopezReal

Choosing or avoiding mathematics at the uppersecondary school level: some significant factors
John Malone, Robert Cavanagh, Beverley Webster, John Dekkers, Ron Toomey, Richard O'Donovan & Robert Elliott

Adult learning in an industrial setting
Peter Martin

Assessing Number Sense: Collaborative Initiatives in Australia, United States, Sweden and Taiwan
AIistair McIntosh, Jack Bana & Brian FarreII

Graphs: Communication lines to students?
J. Moritz & J. Watson

Using videotapes in classroom research to see anew
Judih A Mousley

Second graders' representations and conceptual understanding of number: a longitudinal study
Joanne Mulligan, M Mitchelmore, l Outhred and S Russel

Cooperative professional development for mathematics teachers: A case study
S. Nisbet, S. Dole, & D. Warren

Problem solving in kindergarten: The development of children's representations of numerical situations
L. Outhred & S. Sardelich

Attitude and attribution in mathematics: Gender factors with low achievers
R. Peard & D. Wiley

Broadening the Descriptors of van Hieles' Levels 2 and 3
John Pegg

The relationship between the place value understanding of sevenyearold children and the strategies that they use to solve written addition problems
Sally Peters

Statistical Thinking: One Statistician's Perspective
Maxine Pfannkuch

The Potential of Computer Manipulatives for Overcoming Place Value Misconceptions
Peter S. Price

Teacher Presence as a Variable in Research into Students Mathematical Decisionmaking
Peter S. Price

The Effects of a Computer Algebra System on the Learning of, and Attitudes towards Mathematics amongst Engineering Students in Papua New Guinea
Leonard L. Raj and John Malone

A Report of Research into Student Attitude and TeacherStudent Interpersonal Behaviour in a large Sample of Australian Secondary Mathematics Classrooms
Tony Rickards & Darrell Fisher

The three selves of the prospective primary school teacher of mathematics: An Australian case study
Sandra Schuck

In symmetry is the left the same as the right or is the right left out?
Pamela F. Shaw

A Further Development of a Theoretical Framework for Research into Values in Mathematics Education
Beth Southwell

Should all children use calculators? A Western Australian Survey
Len Sparrow and Paul Swan

Developing tasks to assess mathematical performance
Max Stephens & Peter Sullivan

Links Between Early Arithmetical Knowledge And Early Space And Measurement Knowledge: An Exploratory Study
Rita Stewart, Neville Leeson and Robert, J. Wright

Cooperative learning in secondary mathematics: A quantitative review
Harsh Suri

Mathematical Misconceptions  Can We Eliminate Them?
Philip Swedosh and John Clark

Story weaving a process for critical collaborative professional development
Merilyn Taylor and Bronwen Cowie

The Politics of Mathematics Education 1997
Jan Thomas

Secondary school mathematics teachers' views of assessment: some insights from the Caribbean
Sandra Trotman

The Introduction of Probability into Australian Schools Interpreted Within a BroadSpectrum Ecological Framework
John Truran

Understanding of Association and Regression by First Year Economics Students from Two Different Countries as Revealed in Responses to the Same Examination Questions
John Truran

Beliefs About Teaching Stochastics Held By Primary Preservice Teaching Students
Kathleen Truran

Geeks and Nerds: Computers, gender and the mathematics classroom
Colleen Vale

The problem of the real in curriculum implementation
Margaret Walshaw

Generalising from and transferring between algebraic representation systems: Characteristics that support these processes.
Elizabeth Warren

Which jar gives the better chance? Children's decision making strategies
Jenni Way

Recognition of abstract angles in familiar physical situations
Paul White & Michael Mitchelmore

Students' understanding of hypothesis testing: the case of the significance concept
Anne M. Williams

Mathematics at two schools, one Australian, the other Japanese, both located in Australia: their Philosophies and Practices
Susan Wotley

Goal Orientation Beliefs and Mathematics Achievement: A Longitudinal Study
Shirley M. Yates

From Research Tool to Classroom Assessment Device: The development of CheckoutlRapua, a shopping game to assess numeracy at school entry
Jenny YoungLoveridge


Short Communication (abstract only) 
Short communications 1997


Poster (abstract only) 

Round Table (abstract only) 