Peter Sullivan

Emeritus Prof

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2019

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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2018

Curriculum documentation and the development of effective sequences of learning experiences

Bobis, J., Downton, A., Hughes, S., Livy, S., McCormick, M., Russo, J. & Sullivan, P., 2018, ICMI Study 24 Conference Proceedings: School Mathematics Curriculum Reforms: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities. Shimizu, Y. & Vithal, R. (eds.). Berlin Germany: International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI), p. 499-506 8 p.

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2014

Students' willingness to engage with mathematical challenges: Implications for classroom pedagogies

Sullivan, P. A., Clarke, D. M., Cheeseman, J., Mornane, A., Roche, A., Sawatzki, C. & Walker, N., 2014, Curriculum in Focus: Research Guided Practice: Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Anderson, J., Cavanagh, M. & Prescott, A. (eds.). Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, p. 597 - 604 8 p.

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2013

Classroom culture, challenging mathematical tasks and student persistence

Sullivan, P. A., Aulert, A., Lehmann, A., Hislop, B., Shepherd, O. & Stubbs, A., 2013, Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Steinle, V., Ball, L. & Bardini, C. (eds.). Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, p. 618 - 625 8 p.

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Fostering the transition from additive to multiplicative thinking

Downton, A. P. & Sullivan, P. A., 2013, Proceedings of the 37th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education: Mathematics Learning Across the Life Span. Lindmeier, A. M. & Heinze, A. (eds.). Germany: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, p. 241 - 248 8 p.

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Teachers' decisions about mathematics tasks when planning

Sullivan, P. A., Clarke, D. J., Clarke, D. M. & Roche, A., 2013, Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Steinle, V., Ball, L. & Bardini, C. (eds.). Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, p. 626 - 633 8 p.

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2012

Insight into ways that teachers plan their mathematics teaching

Sullivan, P. A., Clarke, D., Clarke, D. M., Gould, P., Leigh-Lancaster, D. & Lewis, G., 2012, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of MERGA. Dindyal, J., Cheng, L. P. & Ng, S. F. (eds.). Adelaide South Australia Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Vol. 2. p. 698 - 705 8 p.

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Supporting teachers in choosing and using challenging mathematics tasks

Sullivan, P. A., Clarke, D. M., Michels, D., Mornane, A. & Roche, A., 2012, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of MERGA. Dindyal, J., Cheng, L. P. & Ng, S. F. (eds.). Adelaide South Australia Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Vol. 2. p. 690 - 697 8 p.

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2011

A strategy for supporting students who have fallen behind in the learning of mathematics

Sullivan, P. & Gunningham, S., 2011, Proceedings of the AAMT-MERGA Conference. Clark, J., Kissane, B., Mousley, J., Spencer, T. & Thornton, S. (eds.). Adelaide SA Australia: The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) Inc., p. 719 - 727 9 p.

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Considering student experience and knowledge of context in planning mathematics learning

Sullivan, P., Grootenboer, P. & Jorgensen, R., 2011, Proceedings of the 35th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Ubuz, B. (ed.). Ankara, Turkey: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 4. p. 225 - 232 8 p.

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2010

Students' opinions about characteristics of their desired mathematics lessons

Sullivan, P., Clarke, D. & O'Shea, H., 2010, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Sparrow, L., Kissane, B. & Hurst, C. (eds.). Fremantle Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, p. 531 - 539 9 p.

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The processes and principles underpinning the development of the new Australian mathematics curriculum

Sullivan, P., 2010, Proceedings of the 5th East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education (EARCOME 5). Shimizu, Y., Sekiguchi, Y. & Hino, K. (eds.). Tokyo Japan: International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI), Vol. 2. p. 630 - 636 7 p.

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2009

Constraints and opportunities when using content-specific open-ended tasks

Sullivan, P. A., 2009, Proceedings of 32nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) - Volume 2. Hunter, R., Bicknell, B. & Burgess, T. (eds.). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Vol. 2. p. 727 - 730 4 p.

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Describing teacher actions after student learning from rich experiences

Sullivan, P. A., 2009, Proceedings of 32nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) - Volume 2. Hunter, R., Bicknell, B. & Burgess, T. (eds.). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Vol. 2. p. 708 - 711 4 p.

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Exploring the relationship between tasks, teacher actions, and student learning

Sullivan, P. A., Clarke, D. M., Clarke, B. A. & O'Shea, H. F., 2009, Proceedings of the 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME33) - Volume 5. Tzekaki, M., Kaldrimidou, M. & Sakonidis, H. (eds.). Thessaloniki, Greece: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Vol. 5. p. 185 - 192 8 p.

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2008

Designing task-based Mathematics lessons as teacher learning

Sullivan, P. A., 2008, Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of PME32 and PME-NA XXX. International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.. Figueras, O., Cortina, J. L., Alatorre, S., Rojano, T. & Sepulveda, A. (eds.). USA: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 1. p. 133 - 137 5 p.

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Developing mathematical connections and fostering procedural fluency: Are they in tension?

Sullivan, P. A., 2008, Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of PME32 and PME-NA XXX. International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.. Figueras, O., Cortina, J. L., Alatorre, S., Rojano, T. & Sepulveda, A. (eds.). Mexico: Centre for Research and Advanced Studies of Saint Nicholas, Vol. 4. p. 305 - 312 8 p.

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2007

Eliciting Positive Student Motivation for Learning Mathematics

Sullivan, P. A. & McDonough, A. M., 2007, Mathematics: Essential Research, Essential Practice - Volume 2. Watson, J. & Beswick, K. (eds.). Adelaide: MERGA Inc, Vol. 2. p. 698 - 707 10 p.

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Helping teachers to assess students' readiness to learn mathematics

Sullivan, P. A. & McDonough, A. M., 2007, AARE Conference 2006. Jeffery, P. L. (ed.). http://www.aare.edu.au/06pap/sul06615.pdf: Australian Association for Research in Education, p. 1 - 9 9 p.

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2006

Developing guidelines for teachers helping students experiencing difficulty in learning mathematics

Sullivan, P. A., Mousley, J. & Zevenbergen, R. L., 2006, Identities, Cultures and Learning Spaces Volume 2. Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Grootenboer, P., Zevenbergen, R. & Chinnappan, M. (eds.). Adelaide SA Australia: MERGA Inc, Vol. 2. p. 496 - 503 8 p.

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2005

Mathematics - At your service

Sullivan, P. A. & Mills, T. M., 2005, Enhancing University Mathematics: Proceedings of the First KAIST International Symposium on Teaching. Ko, K. H. & Arganbright, D. (eds.). Korea: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, p. 81 - 93 13 p.

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Planning and teaching mathematics lessons as a dynamic, interactive process

Sullivan, P. A., Zevenbergen, R. L. & Mousley, J., 2005, Proceedings of the 29th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Chick, H. L. & Vincent, J. L. (eds.). Australia: University of Melbourne, Vol. 4. p. 249 - 256 8 p.

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Student engagement in the middle years: Describing influences and possible teacher actions

Sullivan, P. A., McDonough, A. & Prain, V. R., 2005, Proceedings of the Australian Association of Research in Education annual conference (2005). Jeffery, P. L. (ed.). Australia: Australian Association for Research in Education, p. 1 - 8 8 p.

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2004

A reaction to the background document: Recognising and addressing constraints on teachers realizing their altruistic goals

Sullivan, P. A., 2004, Educating for the Future Proceeding of an International Symposium on Mathematics Teacher Education. Strasser, R., Bradell, G., Grevholm, B. & Helenius, O. (eds.). Goteborg Sweden: Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, p. 69 - 75 7 p.

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Describing elements of mathematics lessons that accommodate diversity in student background

Sullivan, P. A., Mousley, J. & Zevenbergen, R. L., 2004, Proceedings of the 28th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Hoines, M. J. & Fuglestad, A. B. (eds.). Landassvingen Bergen, Norway: Bergen University College, Vol. 4. p. 257 - 264 8 p.

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Preparation of mathematics teachers for the future. A reaction to the Background document

Jaworski, B., Krainer, K., Sullivan, P. A. & Wood, T., 2004, Educating for the Future. Proceedings of an International Symposium on Mathematics Teacher Education. Strasser, R., Brandell, G., Grevholm, B. & Helenius, O. (eds.). Sweden: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Vol. 1. p. 39 - 76 38 p.

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Students' perceptions of factors contributing to successful participation in mathematics

Sullivan, P. A., McDonough, A. & Harrison, R. T., 2004, Proceedings of the28th Conference of the International Group for the Phschology of Mathematics Education. Hoines, M. J. & Fuglestad, A. B. (eds.). Landassvingen Bergen, Norway: Bergen University College, Vol. 4. p. 289 - 296 8 p.

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2003

Being explicit about aspects of mathematics pedagogy

Sullivan, P. A., Mousley, J. & Zevenbergen, R. L., 2003, PME 27 PME-NA 25. Pateman, N. A., Dougherty, B. J. & Zilliox, J. T. (eds.). Honolulu, HI USA: University of Hawaii, Vol. 4. p. 267 - 274 8 p.

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Intended and actual approaches to teacher communication in mathematics lessons

Sullivan, P. A. & Siemon, D., 2003, Mathematics education research : innovation, networking, opportunity : proceedings of the 26th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Bragg, L., Campbell, C., Herbert, G. & Mousley, J. (eds.). Australia: Deakin University, Vol. II. p. 658 - 665 8 p.

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The potential of open-ended mathematics tasks for overcoming barriers to learning

Sullivan, P. A., 2003, Mathematics education research : innovation, networking, opportunity : proceedings of the 26th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Bragg, L., Campbell, C., Herbert, G. & Mousley, J. (eds.). Australia: Deakin University, Vol. II. p. 813 - 816 4 p.

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2002

Contexts in mathematics teaching: snakes or ladders

Sullivan, P. A., Mousley, J. & Zevenbergen, R. L., 2002, Mathematics Education in the South Pacific (Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group. Barton, B., Irwin, K. C., Pfannkuch, M. & Thomas, M. O. J. (eds.). Sydney Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Vol. 11. p. 649 - 656 8 p.

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Exploring teachers' knowledge for teaching mathematics

Sullivan, P. A., Siemon, D., Virgona, J. & Lasso, M., 2002, Mathematics Education in the South Pacific (Proceeding of the 25th Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Barton, B., Irwin, K. C., Pfannkuch, M. & Thomas, M. O. J. (eds.). Sydney Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Vol. 11. p. 641 - 648 8 p.

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Measuring and describing learning: the early numeracy research project

Clarke, B. A., McDonough, A. M. & Sullivan, P. A., 2002, International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference. Cockburn, A. D. & Nardi, E. (eds.). Norwich, UK: School of Education and Professional Developement University of East Anglia, Vol. 4. p. 181 - 185 5 p.

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Teachers differ in their effectiveness

Sullivan, P. A. & McDonough, A., 2002, International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference. Cockburn, A. D. & Nardi, E. (eds.). Norwich, UK: School of Education and Professional Developement University of East Anglia, Vol. 4. p. 249 - 256 8 p.

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2001

Moving beyond physical models in learning multiplicative reasoning

Sullivan, P. A., Clarke, D. M., Cheeseman, J. & Mulligan, J., 2001, Proceedings of the 25th Conference ot the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, M. (ed.). Amersfoort, The Netherlands: Freudenthal Institiute, Vol. 4. p. 233 - 240 8 p.

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