Ann Gervasoni

Assoc Professor


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Personal profile


Ann Gervasoni is Associate Professor, Numeracy at Monash University's Clayton Campus. Previously, Ann worked in primary schools for 13 years as a classroom teacher and administrator. She was a mathematics consultant with the Catholic Education Office Melbourne, and a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at Australian Catholic University.

Ann was a member of the research team for the Victorian-based Early Numeracy Research Project (1999-2001), and Research Director of the Bridging the Numeracy Gap in Low SES and Indigenous Communities Project funded by DWEER (2009-2011). She is currently leading two research projects focused on the mathematics learning of 3-5 year-old children in family contexts - Let's Count funded by The Smith Family and Numeracy@Home funded by the Australian Council of Research.

Ann's PhD research focused on enhancing learning for children who are vulnerable in learning mathematics. She developed the research-based Extending Mathematical Understanding Intervention Program which is used across three states in Australia. She also works with NSW School Principals and Mathematics Leaders across 150 schools engaged in a project focusing on system-wide reform of mathematics learning and teaching.

Ann has been involved in several community engagement projects. She introduced and co-ordinated the Ballarat Clemente Program for adults who are marginalised and initiated several Maths Clubs for low SES communities in Ballarat.

Ann was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation in 2009 for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, the 2008 Australian Catholic University Vice-Chancellor's Staff Award for Outstanding Community Engagement, and the 2011 Mathematics Education Group of Australasia's Research Award as part of the Early Numeracy Research Project Team. Ann was a visiting scholar at Aarhus University, Denmark in 2013 and Bielefeld University Germany in 2014.

Research area keywords

  • Mathematics Education
  • Early Years Mathematics Learning
  • Primary Mathematics Education
  • Mathematics teaching and learning
  • Mathematics difficulties
  • Mathematics Intervention Approaches
  • Whole school approaches to improving mathematics learning
  • Whole number learning
  • Mathematics curriculum
  • Mathematics pedagogy
  • Leadership and professional learning

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Research Output

Australian families' perceptions of access to capitals to support early mathematical learning

Richards, G., Phillipson, S. & Gervasoni, A., 2019, Teachers' and Families' Perspectives in Early Childhood Education and Care: Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century Vol. II. Phillipson, S. & Garvis, S. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 7-24 18 p. (Evolving Families).

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Insights about the progress of grade 1 children who are mathematically vulnerable and participate in a mathematics intervention program

Gervasoni, A., Roche, A., Giumelli, K. & McHugh, B., 30 Jun 2019, Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Hine, G., Blackley, S. & Cooke, A. (eds.). Adelaide SA Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, p. 300-307 8 p.

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How to teach and assess whole number arithmetic: some international perspectives

Novotná, J., Kaur, B., Gervasoni, A., Askew, M., Veldhuis, M., Pearn, C. & Sun, X. H., 2018, Building the Foundation: Whole Numbers in the Primary Grades: The 23rd ICMI Study. Bartolini Bussi, M. G. & Sun, X. H. (eds.). 1st ed. Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 251-286 36 p. (New ICMI Study Series).

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Open Access

The impact and challenges of early mathematics intervention in and Australian context

Gervasoni, A., 2018, Invited Lectures from the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education. Kaiser, G., Forgasz, H., Graven, M., Kuziniak, A., Simmt, E. & Xu, B. (eds.). 1st ed. Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 115-133 19 p.

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Open Access

Bringing families and preschool educators together to support young children's learning through noticing, exploring and talking about mathematics

Gervasoni, A., 2017, Engaging Families as Children's First Mathematics Educators. Phillipson, S., Gervasoni, A. & Sullivan, P. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 199-216 18 p. (Early Mathematics Learning and Development).

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Beth Southwell Practical Implications Award

Gervasoni, Ann (Recipient), Bob Perry (Recipient), Anne Hampshire (Recipient) & Will O'Neill (Recipient), 6 Jul 2016

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Federation University 2017 Alumna of the Year

Gervasoni, Ann (Recipient), 31 Aug 2017

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MERGA Research Award

Gervasoni, Ann (Recipient), Douglas McLean Clarke (Recipient), Clarke, Barbara (Recipient), Cheeseman, Jill (Recipient), Downton, Ann (Recipient), Sullivan, Peter (Recipient), Anne Roche (Recipient), Linda Parish (Recipient), Glenn Rowley (Recipient) & Anne Mitchell (Recipient), 2 Jul 2011

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