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Dr. Jennifer Hall is a Lecturer in Early Years/Primary Numeracy. Prior to beginning her position at Monash University, Jennifer worked as a Post-Doctoral Scholar in Mathematics Education at the University of Calgary. This position focused on a large-scale SSHRC-funded research project entitled 'Mathematics Experiences, Images, and Identities', which sought to understand students' experiences learning mathematics in Canadian schools and the ways that these experiences influence students' images of mathematics and mathematical identities.

Jennifer's Ph.D. thesis, entitled 'Societal Views of Mathematics and Mathematicians and their Influence on Elementary Students', was completed in 2013. This research explored elementary students' views of and experiences with mathematics and mathematicians, and the ways that students' views may be influenced by parents' views, teachers' views, and popular media representations of mathematics and mathematicians.

Research interests

Dr. Hall's research focuses on the relationships that students form with mathematics, investigating how their in- and out-of-school experiences (e.g., with teachers, parents, and popular media) influence their views. She has a particular interest in exploring students' gendered relationships with the subject area and the ways in which gender-related research in mathematics education is conducted.

Monash teaching commitment

  • EDF2215
  • EDF3021
  • EDF5017
  • EDF5020 

Research area keywords

  • Mathematics Education
  • Gender Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies

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Research Output 2010 2019

Learning about numeracy: The impact of a compulsory unit on pre- service teachers' understandings and beliefs

Forgasz, H. J. & Hall, J., 1 Jan 2019, In : Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 44, 2, p. 15-33 19 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Postdoctoral scholars in a faculty of education: navigating liminal spaces and marginal identities

Burke, L. E. C-A., Hall, J., de Paiva, W. A., Alberga, A., Mu, G. M., Leigh, J. P. & Vazquez, M. S., Oct 2019, In : Arts and Humanities in Higher Education. 18, 4, p. 329-348 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Recasting the grading of assignments and tests to align with inquiry-based teaching methods

Rapke, T., Hall, J. & Marynowski, R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : PRIMUS. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Students' gendered experiences in undergraduate programs in university mathematics departments

Hall, J., Robinson, T., Flegg, J. & Wilkinson, J., 2019, Proceedings: 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education: Research Reports (A-K). Graven, M., Venkat, H., Essien, A. A. & Vale, P. (eds.). 1st ed. Pretoria South Africa, Vol. 2. p. 320-327 8 p.

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

Vignettes II: Journeys of perspective: Professor ∩ student: reflections on my first year teaching a BEd course as a PhD candidate

Hall, J., 2019, Dignity of the Calling: Educators Share the Beginnings of Their Journeys. Kemp, A. T. (ed.). 1st ed. Charlotte NC USA: Information Age Publishing, p. 119-124 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review


Activities 2017 2018

  • 1 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Editorial responsibility


Anna Podorova (Speaker), Kitty Catharina Janssen (Speaker), Simone Zmood (Speaker), Jennifer Hall (Speaker)
6 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (Event)

Ann Patricia Downton (Associate editor), Sharyn Livy (Associate editor), Jennifer Hall (Associate editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility