Title 

Content 

Preface 

List of Reviewers 

Keynote Address 
Bridging Practices: Intertwining Content and Pedagogy in Teaching and Learning to Teach
Deborah Loewenberg Ball

Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards, and Looking for Direction
Andy Begg


Practical Implication Award 
Collaborative Problem Solving in Senior Secondary Mathematics Classrooms
Merrilyn Goos


Symposium 
Changing the Professional Knowledge of Teachers
lanette Bobis & Peter Gould

Emergence of Mathematical (In)Competence and Identity
Pat Forster & Peter Taylor

Is there more to Numeracy than Meets the Eye? Stories of Socialisation and Subjectification in School Mathematics
Mary Klein

Teachers, Students and Research: One Possibility for Teaching Early Numeracy
Philip Clarkson, Peter Gould & Robert (Bob )Wright


Research Paper 
Bridging the Gap: A Challenge for the Dual Community
John A. Malone

Mental Effort and Errors in Bracket Expansion Tasks
Paul Ayres

Developing Task Specific Criteria: A Preliminary Report
Dawn Bartlett

Construction of a Numeration Model: A Theoretical Analysis
Annette Baturo

Modes of Representation in Students' Explanations
Brenda BicknelI

What is Taught versus What is Learnt: The Case of Linear Measurement
Philippa Bragg & Lynne Outhred

Key Factors in the Implementation of an Assessment Innovation: A Case Study
Paul Brown

Are Teachers' Probability Concepts More Sophisticated than those of their Students?
Tim Burgess

Towards a Framework for Numeracy Assessment
Rosemary Callingham & Patrick Griffin

Curriculum Framework Implementation: Measuring the Impact on Secondary Mathematics Classroom Culture
Robert Cavanagh & Graham Dellar & Len Sparrow

Students' Technical Difficulties in Operating a Graphics Calculator
Michael Cavanagh & Michael Mitchelmore

Young Adults Making Sense of Data
Helen Chick

The Understanding and Use of Trigonometric/ Algebraic Knowledge during Problem Solving
Mohan Chinnappan, Michael Lawson, & Rod Nason

Function Representations and TechnologyEnhanced Teaching
Mohan Chinnappan & Mike Thomas

The Early Numeracy Research Project!: Developing a Framework for Describing Early Numeracy Learning
Doug Clarke, Peter Sullivan, Jill Cheeseman, Barbara Clarke

Challenges and Constraints in Researching Values
Philip Clarkson, Alan Bishop, Gail FitzSimons, & Wee Tiong Seah

Mathematics Software Design in Mathematics Education: Factors that Promote HigherLevel Thinking
Martin Cooper & John Malone

First Experiences with a Computer Algebra System
Mary Coupland

Tertiary Students' Rankings of the Factors Behind their Choice to Study Mathematics and Computing: A Gender and Regional Study
Patricia Cretchley, Christine McDonald, & Anne Fuller

Mathematics Enrolments in Australian Upper Secondary Schools: Trends and Implications
John Dekkers, John Malone, & John de Laeter

Making Sense with Diagrams: Students' Difficulties with FeatureSimilar Problems
Carmel M. Diezmann

Recognizing and Realizing "Best Practice" in Initial Mathematics Teacher Education and Classroom Teaching
Paula Ensor

Students' Visualisations of Threedimensional Shapes
Jill Everett & Joanne Mulligan

Gender, Early Encouragement, and Survival in Mathematics Studies
MaryRuth Freislich & Alan BowenJames

F actors Affecting Mathematics Achievement in Primary and Secondary schools: Results from TIMSS
Sue Fullarton & Stephen Lamb

Manipulator or Magician: Is there a Free Lunch?
Peter Galbraith & Mike Pemberton

Using Growth Point Profiles to Identify Year 1 Students who are at Risk of not Learning School Mathematics Successfully
Ann Gervasoni

Rural Students and Graphics Calculators in Examinations: Some Preliminary Findings
David Haimes

Understanding of Functions Among Maldivian Teacher Education Students
Ibrahim Hassan & Khadeeja Mohamed & Michael Mitchelmore

Improving Decimal Understanding: Can Targetted Resources Make a Difference?
Sue Helme & Kaye Stacey

Preservice Mathematics Teachers on Professional Practice: How can the Internet Help?
Tony Herrington, Jan Herrington & Arshad Omari

Assessment Strategies: Using Multimediato Promote Transfer to Classroom Practice
Jan Herrington, Tony Herrington & Len Sparrow

Difficulties Learning Simple Addition Facts: A Persistent Problem
Sarah Hopkins

Beliefs about Mathematics, Mathematics Learning and Mathematics Teaching: Views of Some Primaty Teacher Education Students in Singapore and Australia
Peter Howard, Bob Perry & Fang Ho Keong

Effective Teaching of Decimals: Evaluating Teachers' Practices
Kathryn Irwin

Numeracy for. Preservice Teachers: Focusing on the Mathematics and its Discursive Powers in Teacher Education
Mary Klein

Classroom and Teacher Effects in Mathematics Achievement: Results from TIMSS
Stephen Lamb & Sue Fullarton

3Dimensional Geometty: Assessment of Students' Responses
Christine Lawrie & John Pegg

Mathematics and Gender: Beliefs they are a Changin'
Gilah Leder & Helen J F orgasz

Informal Assessment Questions Used by Secondaty School Mathematics Teachers
Sanka Liyanage, Kathryn Irwin & Mike Thomas

Grade 1 Children in ProblemPosing Contexts: Problem Solving Prior to Completing the Task
Tom Lowrie

Knowledge and Strategies Students Employ to Solve OpenEnded ProblemSolving Activities
Tom Lowrie, Rod Francis & Geoff Rogers

Mental Computation, Number Sense and General Mathematics Ability: Are they Linked?
Alistair McIntosh & Shelley Dole

Designing Constructivist Computer Games for Teaching about Decimal Numbers
Janine McIntosh, Kaye Stacey, Calvin Tromp & Darren Lightfoot

Scaffolding: A Suitable Teaching Characteristic in onetoone Teaching in Maths Recovery
Bronwyn McMahon

Low Achieving Mathematics Students' Attitudinal and Achievement Changes as a Result of Using an Integrated Learning System
Campbell McRobbie, Aimette Baturo & Tom Cooper

Teachlng for Abstraction: Reconstructing Constructivism
Michael Mitchelmore & Paul White

Graphical Representations of Statistical Associations by Upper Primary Students
Jonathan Moritz

Reasoning and Expressing Probability in Students' Judgements of Coin Tossing
Jonathan Moritz & Jane Watson

The Practicum as Context: Two Snapshots
Judith Mousley & Georgina Herbert

A Comparative Analysis of the 19961999 Calculus TEE Papers
Ute Mueller & Patricia A. Forster

Using Students' Perceptions to Modify Activities
Charles Nannestad

A Secondary Mathematics Teacher Explains his NonUse of Computers in Teaching
Stephen Norton & Campbell McRobbie

A Framework for Teaching Early Measurement
Lynne Outhred & Diane McPhail

An Investigation of Literacy in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Secondary Schools Serving Low Socioeconomic Status Communities
Bob Perry, Peter Howard, Lloyd Dawe & Bob Dengate

A Model for the Promotion of Statistical Thinking?
Maxine Pfannkuch

The Perceptions and Practice of Assessment in Mathematics Education of Teachers of Years 3 and Year 6 Students
Maxine Pfatmkuch

Primary School Students' Statistical Thinking: A Comparison of Two Australian States
Ian Putt, Bob Perry, Graham Jones, Carol Thornton, Cynthia Langrall, Edward Mooney

They 'Did the Sheet' but didn't 'Feed the Mind'
Jan Savell

The Use of Investigative Methods in Teaching and Learning Primary Mathematics in the Northern Province Schools (South Africa): A Case Study
Mokgoko Sebela

Researching Numeracy in the Middle Years
Dianne Siemon & Patrick Griffin

Exploring the Nexus between Assessment and Instruction in Mathematics
Tracey Smith

Portfolios as a Tool for Professional Development: A Basis of Reflective Practice
Rose Spanneberg

Change in Attitude Towards Mathematics among Aboriginal Adult Learners
Elizabeth Spielman & Michael Mitchelmore

ResearchLed Policy Change for TechnologicallyActive Senior Mathematics Assessment
Kaye Stacey, Barry McCrae, Helen Chick, Gary Asp & David LeighLancaster

Computational Choice: The Reasons Behind the Choices
Paul Swan & Jack Bana

They can run, but can they hide?
Philip Swedosh & John Clark

Is the MERGA Conference Refereeing Process Fair?
John Truran & Kathleen Truran

Is the MERGA Refereeing Process Improving the Quality of Australasian Mathematics Education Research?
Kathleen Truran & John Truran

Current Research on MS&T Curriculum Integration in Westem Australia: Examining the Knowns and the Unknowns
John Wallace, Leonie Rennie & John Malone

Strategy Transfer between Computer Programming and Mathematical Problem Solving
Caroline Walta

Primary School Children's Knowledge of Arithmetic Structure
Elizabeth Warren & Lyn English

Factors in Primary School Teachers' Beliefs about Mathematics and Teaching and Learning Mathematics
Elizabeth Warren & Steven Nisbet

Intuition versus Mathematics: The Case of the Hospital Problem
Jane Watson

The Use of Teacher Action Theories in the Articulation of Practice: The Use of Stencils in Upper NSW Primary Classrooms
Allan White

Collaborative Problem Solving and Discovered Complexity
Gaye Williams

Changing Immigration Patterns and Teacher Perceptions of Responses in Mathematics Classroom Education in the Last Fifty Years
Susan E. Wotley

How Children's Understanding of the Number System varies as a Function of Ethnicity and SocioEconomic Status
Jennifer YoungLoveridge

Using Study Groups to Support Mathematics Learning in Preservice Teacher Education
Robyn Zevenbergen

Reviewing Literature Relevant to a Systemic Early Numeracy Initiative: Bases of CMIT
Robert (Bob) Wright & Peter Gould


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