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Biography

Having completed his PhD in 2017, James is interested in a wide range of research topics within primary mathematics education including:

- The role of challenging tasks, games and children’s literature as pedagogical approaches to support mathematics instruction, and how these tools are actually utilised in classrooms.


- Teacher and student emotional responses in the primary mathematics classroom, and how these responses are related to particular pedagogical approaches.


- Better understanding the relationship between classroom practice and academic research.


- The learning and teaching of mental computation and estimation, particularly in the early years of schooling.

 

In addition, James writes regularly for a range of teacher practitioner journals and is currently editor of the Mathematics Association of Victoria primary teaching journal, Prime Number. James continues to spend some of his week team-teaching in a primary classroom, using this opportunity both as a space to develop and test teaching ideas and to stimulate thinking about his research.

Research area keywords

  • Mathematics Education
  • Maths Education
  • Challenging Tasks
  • Primary Education
  • Games
  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Research
  • Teacher Emotions
  • Teacher Attitudes
  • Teacher Beliefs
  • Student Emotions
  • Student Engagement
  • Research and Practice
  • Estimation
  • Mental Computation
  • Number Sense
  • Early Childhood Education

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Projects 2018 2022

Research Output 2006 2020

Exploring the relationship between teacher enjoyment of mathematics, their attitudes towards student struggle and instructional time amongst early years primary teachers

Russo, J., Bobis, J., Sullivan, P., Downton, A., Livy, S., McCormick, M. & Hughes, S., Feb 2020, In : Teaching and Teacher Education. 88, 9 p., 102983.

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Changing teacher practices while teaching with challenging tasks

Bobis, J., Downton, A., Hughes, S., Livy, S., McCormick, M., Russo, J. & Sullivan, P., 2019, Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Graven, M., Venkat, H., Essien, A. A. & Vale, P. (eds.). 1st ed. Pretoria South Africa: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 2. p. 105-112 8 p.

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Exploring spatial reasoning in the early years: effective pedagogical approaches

Livy, S., Bobis, J., Downton, A., Hughes, S., McCormick, M., Russo, J. & Sullivan, P., Jun 2019, In : Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom. 24, 2, p. 26-32 7 p.

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Mental computation fluency: assessing flexibility, efficiency and accuracy

Hopkins, S., Russo, J. & Downton, A., 2019, Proceedings of the 43rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Graven, M., Venkat, H., Essien, A. A. & Vale, P. (eds.). 1st ed. Pretoria South Africa: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 2. p. 376-383 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

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