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Researcher: Watson, JM (Professor Jane Watson)

Fields of Research

Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Learning sciences
Education systems
Secondary education
Other education
Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Education assessment and evaluation
Educational technology and computing
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Primary education
Teacher education and professional development of educators
Specialist studies in education
Applied and developmental psychology
Higher education
Curriculum and pedagogy
Gender, sexuality and education
Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Educational administration, management and leadership
Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
Group theory and generalisations
Environmental politics
Sociology of education
Technical, further and workplace education
Public administration
Continuing and community education
Public policy

Research Objectives

Other education and training
Learner and learning
Pedagogy
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Teacher and instructor development
Teaching and curriculum
Schools and learning environments
Teaching and instruction technologies
Primary education
Policies and development
Management, resources and leadership
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Gender aspects in education
Public services policy advice and analysis
Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
Equity and access to education
Children's services and childcare

Career Best Publications

Assessing Statistical Thinking Using the Media; The Assessment Challenge in Statistics Education
Developing Concepts of Sampling; Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
Fairness of Dice: A Longitudinal Study of Students' Beliefs and Strategies for Making Judgements; Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
Profiling Teachers' Competence and Confidence to Teach Particular Mathematics Topics: The Case of Chance and Data; Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education
Statistical Literacy: A Complex Hierarchical Construct; Statistics Education Research Journal

Research Publications

'Plot 1 is all spread out and Plot 2 is all squished together”: exemplifying statistical variation with young students; MERGA 41
A Case Study of Graduate Professional Development in the TAFE Sector; The Australian Educational Researcher
A CD-Rom for professional development in chance & data; Mathematics: Imagine the possibilities
A classroom scenario for professional learning in statistics; 26th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc.
A Developmental Multimodal Model for Multiplication and Division; Mathematics Education Research journal
A Developmental Scale of Mental Computation with Part-Whole Numbers; Mathematics Education Research Journal
A diagrammatic representation for studying problem-solving behavior; Journal of Mathematical Behavior
A Longitudinal Study of Student Understanding of Chance and Data; Mathematics Education Research Journal
A Matter of Perspective: views of collaborative work in data handling; PME 25@NL
A middle school classroom inquiry: Estimating the height of a tree; Australian Mathematics Teacher
A model for assessing higher order thinking in statistics; Educational Research and Evaluation
A Note on the dimensionality of the rotter locus of control scale; Australian Journal of Psychology
A primary classroom inquiry: Estimating the height of a tree; Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
A statistical literacy hierarchy for interpreting educational system data; Australian Journal of Education
A Two-Year Study of Students' Appreciation of Variation in the Chance and Data Curriculum; Mathematics Education for the Third Millenium: Towards 2010
Achievement anxiety test: dimensionality and utility; Journal of Educational Psychology
An exploration of gender differences in tertiary mathematics; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Approaching the borderlands of statistics and mathematics in the classroom: Qualitative analysis engendering an unexpected journey; Statistics Education Research Journal
Assessing statistical inquiry; The 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Assessing Statistical Thinking Using the Media; The Assessment Challenge in Statistics Education
Assessing teachers' knowledge for teaching quantitative literacy; Third East Asian Conference on Mathematics Education
Assessing the Development of Important Concepts in Statistics and Probability; Thinking and Reasoning with Data and Chance
Assessing the interpretation of two-way tables as part of statistical literacy; International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS)
Assessment in Statistics Education: Obstacle or Opportunity?; 10th International Congress on Mathematics Education
Assessment of Statustical Understanding in a Media Context; Fifth International conference on Teaching Statistics
Assessment of Students' Understanding of Variation; Teaching Statistics: An Internation Journal for Teachers
Average Revisited in context; 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Average: the juxtaposition of procedure and context; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Beginning inference in fourth grade: Exploring variation in measurement; 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA 36)
Being Numerate in the Middle Years: An evaluation report on the targeted professional learning numeracy program for teachers of students Grades 5-8, 2006
Being Numerate in the Middle Years:An Evaluation Report on the Department of Education Tasmania targeted professional learning numeracy program for teachers of students Grades 5-8, August to November, 2004
Beliefs about Chance in the Middle Years: Longitudinal Change; Mathematics Education for the Third Millennium: Towards 2010
Biased Sampling and PCK: The Case of the Marijuana Problem; MERGA
Box plots in the Australian Curriculum; Australian Mathematics Teacher
Building a Connection Between Experimental and Theorectical Aspects of Probability; International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education
Building Informal Inference in Grade 7; MERGA
Building informal inference with TinkerPlots in a measurement context; Australian Mathematics Teacher
Building intuitions about statistical inference based on resampling; Australian Senior Mathematics Journal
Building probability models in a differential equations course; International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Building Understanding of Randomness from Ideas about Variation and Expectation
C & D PD CD Learning the Unlikely at Distance Delivered as an Information Technology Enterprise
C Oswald George Prize
Can Grade 3 Students Learn About Variation?; Sixth International Conference on Teaching Statistics
Cautionary Tales: A Collection of Mathematical Essays for Teachers; Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Chance and Data for Luddites; Australian Mathematics Teacher
Characterizing student understanding of variation within a STEM context: improving catapults; Statistics Education Research Journal
Characterizing the ways in which young students recognise, describe, explain and employ variation when analysing data in a STEM context; International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Cheating partners, Conditional Probability and Contingency Tables; Teaching Statistics
Children's construction of 'fair' representations of one-third; Australian Journal of Early Childhood
Children's understanding of luck; Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Clunies Ross National Science and Technology Award
Cognition and Instruction: Reasoning about Bias in Sampling; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Cognitive functioning in mathematical problem solving during early adolescence; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Collaboration in Mathematical Problem Solving; Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education
Collaborative influences on emergent statistical thinking - a case study; Journal of Mathematical Behavior
Collaborative statistical investigations in diverse settings; International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Community beliefs about rural and regional education and students’ school completion; Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
Community involvement in rural and regional schooling and student retention; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference 2016: transforming education research
Concrete to Abstract in a Grade 5/6 Class; International Conference on Mathematics Education (ICME)
Conditional probability: Its place in the mathematics curriculum; Mathematics Teacher
Confronting Expectation in Grade 4: Tossing Two Coins; Jornal Internacional de Estudos em Educacao Matematica
COVID-19 and the need for statistical literacy; Australian Mathematics Education Journal
Creating a Measure of Middle School Students' Interest in Statistical Literacy: Is it Possible?; PROMS
Creating Cognitive Conflict in a Controlled Research Setting: Sampling; Sixth International Conference on Teaching Statistics
Creating connections in middle school mathematics; Mathematics - making waves
Critical Numeracy in Context
Curriculum expectations for teaching science and statistics; 9th International Conference on Teaching Statistics
Data and measurement in year 4 of the National Curriculum: Mathematics; 24th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Data Handling: An Introduction to Higher Order Processes; Teaching Statistics
Data Representation and Interpretation by Primary School Students Working in Groups; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Data representations in a stem context: the performance of catapults; Tenth International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS10)
Developing a sequence of learning experiences in statistics; The Future of Educational Research
Developing an awareness of distribution; Fourth International Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking, and Literacy (SRTL-4)
Developing an understanding of seeing: A comparison of Singaporean and Tasmanian students; Education Research: Building New Partnerships
Developing aspects of distribution in response to a media-based statistical literacy task; International Statistical Institute 56th Session
Developing cognition in interpreting data; Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Developing Concepts of Sampling; Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
Developing Concepts of Sampling for Statistical Literacy; Lessons Learned From Research
Developing Intuitions about Variation: The Weather; The Third International Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Literacy
Developing learning progressions to support mathematical reasoning in the middle years: statistical reasoning; 40 years on: we are still learning! The 40th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Developing Reasoning About Samples; The Challenge of Developing Statistical Literacy, Reasoning and Thinking
Developing Statistical Reasoning Facilitated by TinkerPlots; International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS)
Development of fourth grade students' understanding of experimental and theoretical probability; 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Development of Numerical and Graph Interpretation Skills - Prerequisites for Statistical Literacy; Journal of the Korea Society of Mathematical Education
Development of probabilistic understanding in fourth grade; Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
Development of reasoning about random events; Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics
Development of Reasoning Associated with Pictographs: Representing, Interpreting, and Predicting; Educational Studies in Mathematics
Development of student understanding of outcomes involving two or more dice; International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Development of the Concept of Statistical Variation: An Exploratory Study; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Development of Understanding of Sampling for Statistical Literacy; Journal of Mathematical Behavior
Developmental structure in the understanding of common and decimal fractions; Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics
Dice: Fair or Not Fair? That Is the Question; More Lessons Learned from Research
Digging into Australian Data with Tinkerplots; Objective Learning Materials
Discussion: Statistical Literacy before Adulthood; International Statistical Review
Distance Education using Technology for Mathematics Teachers; Challenge & Change in science, mathematics and technology education
Does Help Help?: Collaboration During Mathematical Problem Solving; Hiroshima Journal of Mathematics Education
Does the rise of STEM education mean the demise of sustainability education?; Australian Journal of Environmental Education
Doing Research in Statistics Education: More Than Just Data; Sixth International Conference on Teaching Statistics
Editorial; The Australian Mathematics Teacher
Educational research and professional learning in changing times: The MARBLE experience; Sense Publishers
Emerging concepts in chance and data; The Australian Journal of Early Childhood
Establishing PCK for Teaching Statistics; ICMI/IASE
Excellence in the development and promotion of statistical capability in education and training
Excitement part of the equation
Expectation and variation with a virtual die; Australian Mathematics Teacher
Expectation versus Variation: Students' Decision Making in a Chance Environment; Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education
Expectation versus Variation: Students' Decision Making in a Sampling Environment; Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education
Explaining student achievement: The influence of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in statistics; International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Exploring beginning inference with novice grade 7 students; Statistics Education Research Journal
Exploring one student’s intuitive ideas about chance using TinkerPlots; Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
Exploring the implications of the NBN for education in Tasmania; Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE 2011 Conference)
Exploring variation in measurement as a foundation for statistical thinking in the elementary school; International Journal of STEM education
Extending the curriculum with Tinkerplots: Opportunites for early development of informal inference; The 9th International Conference on Teaching Statistics
Eye color and the practice of statistics in Grade 6: comparing two groups; Journal of Mathematical Behavior
Eye colour and reaction time - An opportunity for critical statistical reasoning; Australian Mathematics Teacher
Factors influencing students' decisions about post-year 10 education; 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
Factors Influencing the Development of Middle School Students' Interests in Statistical Literacy; Statistics Education Research Journal
Factors Influencing the Outcomes of Collaborative Mathematical Problem Solving: An Introduction; Mathematical Thinking and Learning
Factors that influence students' educational aspirations; Education transforms 2015
Factors that influence students’ educational aspirations; Education transforms – Papers and reflections: Occasional Publications No. 1
Fairness and Fractions in Early Childhood; Technology in Mathematics Education
Fairness of Dice: A Longitudinal Study of Students' Beliefs and Strategies for Making Judgements; Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
Findings from a pilot study into student retention beyond year 10; 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
Focusing on data: year 5 students making STEM connections; Journal of Research in STEM Education
Foundations for improving statistical literacy; Statistical Journal of the IAOS
Fourth-graders’ meta-questioning in statistical investigations; 40th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA),
Fremdgehen und Vierfeldertafeln; Stochastik in der Schule
Friends of 9 and Tasmanian Licence Plates; Delta
From research to practice: the case of mathematical reasoning; MERGA 41
From streams to streaming: a critique of the influence of STEM on students’ imagination for a sustainable future; Journal of Applied Teaching and Learning
Getting out of bed: Students' beliefs; MERGA
Getting Somewhere; Tasmanian resources review : the official review publication of the Education Department of Tasmania
Grade 5 Students' Appreciation of Variation; PME 26
Graph creation and interpretation: Putting skills and context together; 23rd Biennial Conference of The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. and the 34th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc. (AAMT-MERGA Conference)
Graphs: Communication lines to students?; Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Guessing Answers to Pass a 5-item True False Test: Solving a Binominal Problem Three Ways; MERGA
Hearing the Community Voice in Relation to Student Retention in Rural, Regional and Disadvantaged Areas; European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2016: Leading Education: "The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers"
History and statistics: Connections across the curriculum; Historical Thinking
How children develop an understanding of vision; Australian Science Teachers Journal
Images in mirrors: recollections, alternative explanations and modes of cognitive functioning; Research in Science Education
Implementation and analysis of the Todd-Coxeter algorithm; Mathematics of Computation
Implications of differential item functioning in statistical literacy: Is gender still an issue?; International Education Research Conference
Increasing students’ social capital through community involvement in rural and regional education; Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
Inference as prediction; Australian Mathematics Teacher
Inference From a Pictograph: Statistical Literacy in Action; Mathematics Education Research: Innovation, Networking, Opportunity
Inferential Reasoning and the Influence of Cognitive Conflict; Educational Studies in Mathematics: an international journal
Influencing Statistical Literacy in the Middle Years of Schooling: The First Year of the STATSMART Project; International Congress on Mathematical Education
Interpreting & predicting from bar graphs; Australian Journal of Early Childhood
Interpreting a Graph In A Social Context; The Mathematics Educator
Introducing statistical variation in year 3 in a STEM context: manufacturing Licorice; International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Introducing the practice of statistics: Are we environmentally friendly?; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Intuition versus Mathematics: The Case of the Hospital Problem; Mathematics Education Beyond 2000
Irrational Beliefs about Numbers; Australian Senior Mathematics Journal
Is stastistical literacy relevant for middle school students?; Vinculum
Issues for Statistical Literacy in the Middle School; International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS)
Issues related to students' decisions to remain in school beyond year 10; Youth Studies Australia
Joan B. Garfield and Dani Ben-Zvi: Developing students' statistical reasoning: connecting research and teaching practice
Learning progressions and the Australian curriculum mathematics: the case of statistics and probability; Australian Journal of Education
Learning the Unlikely as an Information Technology Enterprise: Development and Research; 1996IASE Round Table Conference
Learning the unlikely at distance as an information technology enterprise: Development and Research; 1996 IASE Round Table Conference
Lessons from Chance and Data Research I: Student Understanding; /seventeenth Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc
Lessons from Chance and Data Research II: For the Classroom; /seventeenth Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc
Lessons from research: Students' understanding from statistical literacy; AAMT
Lessons from variation research 1: Student understanding; Mathematics - making waves
Lessons from variation research II: For the classroom; Mathematics - making waves
Licorice Production and Manufacturing: All-sorts of Practical Applications for Statistics; Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
Likelihood and sample size: The understandings of students and their teachers; Journal of Mathematical Behavior
Linking numeracy with literacy in the middle scshool classroom using the media; AAMT Virtual Conference 1999
Linking science and statistics: curriculum expectations in three countries; International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Linking the big ideas in middle school mathematics; AAMT
Listening to the Community on Student Retention; AARE Conference, Western Australia 2015
Longitudinal Development of Chance Measurement; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Longitudinal Development of Inferential Reasoning by School Students; Educational Studies in Mathematics
Longitudinal Understanding of Conditional Probability by School Students; MERGA 22
Lung Disease, Indigestion, and Two-way Tables; Investigations in Mathematics Learning
Making decisions with data: Are we environmentally friendly?; Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
Making the connections: from statistics education research to teaching advice; Tenth International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS10)
Mapping Development in Students' Understanding of Vision using a Cognitive Structural Model; International Journal of Science Education
Mapping development of students' understanding of vision; 25th AARE Conference
Mapping solutions to an early multiplication word problem; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Mathematical connections for the middle school specialist; EQ Australia
Mathematics: Essential Research, Essential Practice; Mathematics: Essential Research, Essential Practice
Measuring Levels of Statistical Pedagogical Content Knowledge; Teaching Statistics in School Mathematics-Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education
Measuring Middle School Students' Interest in Statistical Literacy; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Measuring Statistical Literacy; Journal of Applied Measurement
Measuring Teachers' Reactions to New Areas of the Curriculum: A Case Study from Chance and Data; Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education
Mental Computation Strategies for Part-Whole Numbers; Educational Research, Risks and Dilemmas
MERGA Career Research Medal
Minister's Award
Modelling proportional thinking with threes and twos; Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
Modelling proportional thinking with threes and twos; Fractions: Teaching for Understanding
Modelling proportional thinking with twos and threes; Fractions: Teaching for Understanding
Modelling with authentic data in sixth grade; ZDM Mathematics Education
Modelling: from ICME 5 to Practice; Australian Mathematics Teacher
Multimodal functioning in understanding fractions; Journal of Mathematical Behavior
My Favourite Ratio - An inquiry about pi; Australian Mathematics Teacher
Number sense and errors on mental computation tasks; AARE 2004
Numeracy Benchmarks for Years 3 and 5: What about Chance and Data?; Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Incorporated
Numeracy in a reform-based learning environment; AARE
Numeracy in Negative Numbers; DELTA: The Journal of the Mathematical Association of Tasmania
Odds: Chance Measurement in Three Contexts; Technology in Mathematics Education
One son, five big ideas and Tinkerplots; 25th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc
Open data in Australian schools: taking statistical literacy and the practice of statistics across the curriculum; Data Visualization and Statistical Literacy for Open and Big Data
Overcoming Research Design Issues using Rasch Measurement: The StatSmart Project; AARE
Overcoming the challenges of keeping young people in education: A wicked problem with implications for leadership, policy and practice; Leading and Managing
Parent-child connectedness for schooling and students’ performance and aspirations: An exploratory investigation; International Journal of Educational Research
PCK and average; 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Personal and Professional Numeracy: A Unit for Pre-Service Teachers at the University of Tasmania; Numeracy
Pictograph representation: Telling the story; Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc
Practical Implications Award
Practicing statistics in Year 4; 42nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics education Research Group of Australasia
Predicting Dice Outcomes: The Dilemma of Expectations Versus Variation; Mathematics Education Research: Innovation, Networking, Opportunity
Preparing students for decision-making in the 21st century - Statistics and probability in the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics; Engaging the Australian National Curriculum: Mathematics - Perspectives from the Field
Preservice Mathematics Teachers' Understanding of Sampling: Intuition or Mathematics; Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
Probability and statistics: An overview; Teaching Secondary School Mathematics: Theory into Practice
Probing teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in statistics: 'how will Tom get to school tomorrow?'; MERGA
Professional Development at Distance as an Information-technology Enterprise; Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
Professional Development for Teachers of Probability and Statistics: Into an Era of Technology; International Statistical Review
Professional Development in Mathematics for Teachers - Who, What, Why and How; 15th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Professional development in mathematics for teachers: Who, what, why and how; 15th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Professional Development of Teachers Using CD-ROM Technology; Fifth International conference on Teaching Statistics
Professolr's Page - Statistical literacy: connectivity for the Australian curriculum; Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
Profiling teacher change resulting from a professional learning program in middle school numeracy; Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
Profiling Teachers' Competence and Confidence to Teach Particular Mathematics Topics: The Case of Chance and Data; Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education
Proportional Reasoning: Lessons from Research in Data and Chance; Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
Proportional Reasoning: Student Knowledge and Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge; MERGA
Psychology of mathematics education: an annotated bibliography of Australian research, 1984-1987; Mathematics education in Australia: A selection of recent research
Putting claims to class test
Quantitative Literacy for Pre-service Teachers via the Internet; Mathematics Teacher Education and Development
Quantitative Literacy in the Media: An arena for problem solving; The Australian Mathematics Teacher
Raising levels of school student engagement and retention in rural, regional and disadvantaged areas: is it a lost cause?; International Journal of Inclusive Education
Randomness, sample size, imagination and metacognition: making judgments about differences in data sets; Australian Mathematics Teacher
Reaction time in grade 5: data collection within the practice of statistics; Statistics Education Research Journal
Reading and predicting from bar graphs; Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
Reasoning and Expressing Probability in Students' Judgements of Coin Tossing; 2000 Mathematics Education Research Group of Australiasia Incorporated
Reasoning and sense making in statistics and probability; Reasoning and Sense Making in the Mathematics Classroom Grades 6-8
Reflections in resources: What's math got to do with it?; Australian Mathematics Teacher
Reflections on Videoconferencing and Hypertext as Media for Professional Development; Mathematics Education in Changing Times: Reactive or Proactive
Repeated random sampling in Year 5; Journal of Statistics Education
Resampling with Tinkerplots; Teaching Statistics: an international journal for teachers
Research in Mental Computation: Multiple Perspectives; Post Pressed
Rich tasks to build statistical reasoning; 25th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc
Rural and regional students' perceptions of schooling and factors that influence their aspirations; Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
Sample, random and variation: the vocabulary of statistical literacy; International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Scaffolding statistics understanding in the middle school; Maths Explosion 2016: Fifty Third Annual Conference of the Mathematical Association of Victoria
School Mathematics Students' Acknowledgement of Statistical Variation; NCTM Conference
School pupil change associated with a continuing professional development programme for teachers; Journal of Education for Teaching
School students' reasoning about conjunction and conditional events; International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
School Students' Understanding of Stacked Dot (or Line) Plots; International Education Research Conference
Science and numeracy in the Australian curriculum: Measurement activities for the middle years; Teaching Science
Section IV Commentary: The Perspective of Mathematics Education; Probabilistic Thinking: Presenting Plural Perspectives
Showing and telling: Primary students' outcomes in data representation and interpretation; Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Incorporated
SiMERR project
Singaporean and Australian Students' Understanding of Vision; Asia Pacific Journal of Education
Statistical Literacy at School: Growth and Goals; Lawrence Erlbaum
Statistical Literacy at the School Level: What Should Students Know and Do?; 54th Session 2003 International Statistical Institute
Statistical literacy in action; Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
Statistical literacy in the elementary school: Opportunities for problem posing; Mathematical Problem Posing: From research to effective practice
Statistical literacy in the middle school: The relationship between interest, self-efficacy and prior mathematics achievement; Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology
Statistical Literacy over a Decade; MERGA
Statistical literacy, a statistics curriculum for school students, the pedagogical content needs of teachers, and the Australian Curriculum; Curriculum Perspectives
Statistical literacy: A link between mathematics and society; 15th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Statistical Literacy: A Complex Hierarchical Construct; Statistics Education Research Journal
Statistical literacy: From idiosyncratic to critical thinking; International Association for Statistical Education (IASE)
Statistical problem posing, problem refining, and further reflection in grade 6; Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education
Statistical Questions from the Classroom
Statistical software and mathematics education: Affordances for learning; Routledge Handbook of International Research in Mathematics Education
Statistical Variation in a Chance Setting: A Two-Year Study; Educational Studies in Mathematics
Statistical Variation in a Change Setting; The 27th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education held Jointly with the 25th Conference of PME-NA
Statistics and Probability: From Research to the Classroom; Researching and Using Progressions (Trajectories) in Mathematics Education
Statistics Education; Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2000 - 2003
Statistics in Context; The Mathematics Teacher
STEM and education for sustainability: finding common ground for a thriveable future; 2016 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference
STEM and Education for Sustainability: Finding common ground for a thriveable future; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2016: transforming education research
STEM: Silver bullet for a viable future or just more flatland?; Journal of Futures Studies
Stochastics Education: Growth, Goals, and Gaps in a Maturing Discipline; Mathematics Education Research Journal
Student Analysis of Variables in a Media Context; ICME-8
Student Analysis of Variables in a Media Context; ICMA 8 Sevilla 1996
Student attitude change associated with teacher professional learning in Mathematics; MAVI-16
Student Change Associated with Professional Learning in Mathematics; MERGA
Student change associated with teachers' professional learning; MERGA
Student change in understanding of statistical variation after instruction and after two years: An application of Rasch analysis; Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research
Student characteristics and prediction of success in a conventional university mathematics course; Journal of Experimental Education
Student choice of assessment in an individualized mathematics course; PLET: Programmed Learning & Educational Technology
Students' appreciation of expectation and variations as a foundation for statistical understanding; Mathematical thinking and learning
Students’ development of statistical literacy in the upper primary years; 40 years on: we are still learning! The 40th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Success in Numeracy Education: Chance Substrand: Assessment tasks and teaching activities (Levels 3, 4 and 5)
Talking point: Majority of students keen to learn
Talking point: Open the window of opportunity
Teachable moments: Anticipating and capitalising on mathematical opportunities; Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
Teacher attitudes towards chance and data; Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Teacher change in a changing educational environment; 223rd Biennial Conference of The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. and the 34th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc. (AAMT-MERGA Conference)
Teachers' beliefs related to secondary school completion: Associations with socio-educational advantage and school level; Australian Educational Researcher
Teachers' Confidence and Beliefs and their Students' Attitudes to Mathematics; MERGA
Teachers' confidence in teaching statistical ideas; 9th International Conference on Teaching Statistics
Teachers' knowledge of their students as learners and how to intervene; MERGA
Teachers' views of sampling; Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, Inc
Technology for the Professional Development of Teachers; The First International Commission on Mathematical Instruction
The Aiken attitude to mathematics scales: psychometric data on reliability and discriminant validity; Educational and Psychological Measurement
The Art of Bar Charts: Steps in Interpreting and Predicting; 8th International Congress on Mathematical Education
The Beginning of Statistical Inference: Comparing Two Data Sets; Educational Studies in Mathematics
The C & D PD CD: Professional development in chance and data in the technological age; Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, Inc
The challenges of creating connectivity for Tasmanian education: The NBN in Education Project
The Conjunction Fallacy and Longitudinal Development of Chance Expression; The Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Incorporated
The Development of Chance Measurement; Mathematics Education Research Journal
The Development of Comprehension of Chance Language: Evaluation and Interpretation; School Science and Mathematics: journal for all science and mathematics teachers
The development of concepts of average; Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics
The development of conditional probability reasoning; International Journal of Mathematical Eduction in Science and Technology
The Development of Graph Understanding in the mathematics Curriculum
The development of statistical literacy at school; Statistics Education Research Journal
The development of statistical understanding at the elementary school level; International Symposium Elementary Mathematics Teaching
The development of statistical understanding at the elementary school level; Mediterranean Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
The developments of concepts associated with sampling in grades 3, 5, 7, and 9; Australian Association for Research in Education 1995 Conference
The effect of method of instruction on long‐term retention of mathematics concepts; Higher Education Research and Development
The Foundations of Chance & Data; Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
The heat is on! Using a stylised graph to engender understanding; Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
The influence of variation and expectation on the developing awareness of distribution; Statistics Education Research Journal
The Keller plan, final examinations, and long-term retention; Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
The Language of Statistical Understanding: An Investigation in Two Countries; Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education
The Longitudinal Development of Understanding of Average; Mathematical Thinking and Learning
The measurement of school students' understanding of statistical variation; International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
The Media, Technology, and Statistical Literacy for All; UCSMO International Conference on Mathematics Education
The national broadband network and the challenges of creating connectivity in education: The case of Tasmania; Ausralasian Journal of Educational Technology
The nature and development of middle school mathematics teachers' knowledge; Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education
The Need for Statistical Literacy in Australian Society
The power of percent; Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
The Practice of Statistics; International Handbook of Research in Statistics Education
The practice of statistics at school: growing collaboration across sectors; Tenth International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS10)
The practice of statistics for STEM: Primary students and pre-service primary teachers exploring variation in seed dispersal; Teaching Science
The Probabilistic Reasoning of Middle School Students; Exploring Probability in School: Challenges for Teaching and Learning
The Relationship of the Concept of Fair to the Construction of Prababilistic Understand; Technology in Mathematics Education
The Representational Value of Hats; Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
The role of cognitive conflict in developing students' understanding of average; Educational Studies in Mathematics
The Role of Cognitive Conflict in Developing Students' Understanding of Chance Measurement; Twenty-fourth Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Incorporated
The role of statistical literacy in decisions about risk: Where to start; For the Learning of Mathematics
The SiMERR Experience in Tasmania; AARE
The Structural Development of the Concept of Fraction by Young Children; Journal of Structural Learning
The Vocabulary of Statistical Literacy; Educational Research, Risks and Dilemmas
The Winds Are Variable: Student Intuitions About Variation; School Science and Mathematics
Three hungry men and strategies for problem solving; For the Learning of Mathematics
Three student tasks in a study of distribution in a 'Best Practice' statistics classroom; MERGA
TinkerPlots as a Research Tool to Explore Student Understanding; Technology Innovations in Statistics Education
TinkerPlots as an Interactive Tool for Learning about Resampling; Mit Werkzeugen Mathematik und Stochastik lernen: Using Tools for Learning Mathematics and Statistics
Top drawer teachers: Statistics
Towards a theoretical basis for students' alternative frameworks in science and for science teaching; Research in Science Education
Transnumerative thinking: finding and telling stories within data; Curriculum Matters
Trialling a professional statistical literacy hierarchy for teachers; 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Triangular numbers: fact or fiction?; Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom
Two-Way Tables: Issues at the Heart of Statistics and Probability for Students and Teachers; Mathematical Thinking and Learning
Uncertainty in mathematics education: What to do with statistics?; Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2008-2011
University of Tasmania Research Excellence Medal
Use of Technology for Creating Cognitive Conflict in Mathematics; Technology and Teaching
Use the news in the maths classroom
Using the practice of statistics to design students’ experiences in STEM education; Harnessing the Transformative Power of Education
Variation and expectation as foundations for the chance and data curriculum; MERGA
Variation and Expectation for Six-Year-Olds; Statistics in Early Childhood and Primary Education
Variation as Part of Chance and Data in Grades 7 and 9; MERGA 25
Variation in a Chance Sampling Setting: The Lollies Task; MERGA 25
Visual Processing During Mathematical Problem Solving; Educational Studies in Mathematics
Volume measurement and intellectual development; Journal of Structural Learning
What every school leader needs to know about statistical literacy; Perspectives on Educational Leadership
What is 'typical' for different kinds of data?; The Australian Mathematics Teacher
What is the role of statistics in integrating STEM education?; Integrated Approaches to STEM Education: An International Perspective
What is Unusual? The Case of a Media Graph; PME 28
What makes plants grow best: using a data-based STEM approach to find out; Teaching Science
What sense do children make of “data” by Year 3?; 2021 Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Conference - Excellence in Mathematics Education: Foundations and Pathways
What's average?; Australian Mathematics Teacher
What's in a graph?; 15th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
What's the Point; The Australian Mathematics Teacher
When 2 + 2 ≠ 4 and 6 + 6 ≠ 12 in Data and Chance; New England Mathematics Journal
Where do statistical literacy and media literacy meet?
Which is bigger: 250 tonnes or 17%? A tale of salt; AAMT
Whither statistics education research?; 39th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA),
Year 3 students’ conceptions of heat transfer; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2016: transforming education research

Research Projects

A Profile of Statistical Literacy for Determining Standards and Benchmarks; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Assessing and Improving the Mental Computation of School-aged Students; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Assessment of cognitive functioning in mathematical problem solving during adolescence; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Cognitive functioning in probability and statistics and its relationship to the school curriculum; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Concept development in common and decimal fractions, years 1-12; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Does Help Help? An Issue for Collaborative Group Work in Mathematics Education; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Longitudinal assessment of school students statistical understanding.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Longitudinal Change for Teachers and Students in Relation to Professional Learning in Statistics Education; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Modelling with data: Advancing STEM in the primary curriculum; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Profiling teachers of chance and data; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Providing the Mathematical Foundation for an Innovative Australia within Reform Based Learning Environments; Australian Research Council (ARC)
School Students' Understanding of Expectation and Variation Displayed in Interviews Based on Dice, Samples and the Mean; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
SiMERR Hub Tasmania; University of New England (UNE)
Statistical Literacy for the Twenty First Century: A Consolidated Model of Understanding for Application to Learning in Context; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Statistical literacy in the education workplace: Barriers and enablers for school personnel making data-driven decisions; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Statistical literacy in the primary school: Beginning inference; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Student retention beyond the compulsory schooling years in rural, regional and disadvantaged communities; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The assessment of higher order cognitive functioning during co-operative learning in probability and statistics; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Chance and Data curriculum and the development of school students' statistical understanding: 1993-2000; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The cognitive bases of alternative frameworks in school science; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Development of School Students' Understanding of Statistical Variation; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Being numerate in middle years
Being Numerate in Middle Years Evaluation 2005
Being Numerate in Middle Years Professional Development and Evaluation 2006
Consultation on the Calibration of standards of being numerate for the Office of education Review of the Dept of Edn
February Numeracy Conference - New Zealand
Mathematics and numeracy on-line curriculum Content
The Development of Graph Understanding in the Mathematics Curriculum

Research Candidate Supervision

"No man is happy who does not think himself so"- The Subjective Well-Being of Adolescents
Developing Students' Understandings and Representations of Statistical Covariation
Integrating ICT into pedagogical practices
Learning and Teaching Science- Linking Cognitive Development and Curriculum Design
Mathematics in School and Life- Implications for Secondary Mathematics
Numeracy Within Reform-Based Learning Environments- A Synthesis of Five Dimensions of Practice
Preservice Teacher Conceptions of Teacher Agency and Support for Primary Science- A Professional Learning Case Study
Reasoning about Covariation with Tinkerplots
Students' Understanding of Statistical Inference- Implications for Teaching
The Development and Analysis of Innovative and Engaging Mathematics Topics including Benfold's Law and Straight Line Candles (Involving preparation and case studies)
The Development of Middle School Children's Interest in Statistical Literacy
The Middle Years of Schooling- A Critical Time for Developing Mental Computation
Using Fathom Statistical Education Software in High School to Examine Students' Acceptance of Virtual Simulation and Use of Simulation to Model Sample Size when Sampling from Large and Infinite Populations