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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Sharyn Livy is a Senior Lecturer of mathematics education in the Faculty of Education, Monash University.

Her research interests are closely linked with teaching in supporting primary pre-service teachers and teachers to extend their knowledge for mathematics teaching. Other research interests include implementation of sequences of challenging tasks; geometric reasoning; and engaging children with mathematics through picture story books.

Sharyn is currently working on an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage project with colleagues to provide mathematics leaders and teachers with strategies and tools to improve student learning in the early years.

Prior to working at Monash University Sharyn was a numeracy consultant with the Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV), working in leadership and contracted professional support for mathematics teachers and industry partners, including the Department of Education Victoria, Catholic Education Melbourne, Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, and Australian Department of Education and Training. These partnerships provided the foundation at Monash University for building current opportunities including high quality contracted research and external funding.

Recent contributions and leadership to the broader mathematical education community includes treasurer and executive member of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (2018-current).

If you are considering commencing further studies at Monash University, Sharyn is seeking PhD students with similar research interests in primary mathematics education to supervise. 

Memberships:

 Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT)

 Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)

 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

 Mathematics Association of Victoria (MAV)

 Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)

 Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME)

Research interests

  • primary mathematics teaching and learning
  • geometry and geometric reasoning
  • teacher leaders of mathematics
  • student engagement
  • children's literature and maths

External positions

Treasurer, Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)

1 Jan 20191 Jan 2022

Research area keywords

  • teacher knowledge
  • mathematical content knowledge
  • geometry
  • coaching
  • primary
  • mathematics
  • numeracy
  • literature
  • teacher
  • pre-service teacher
  • mentoring
  • engaging
  • early years
  • middle years
  • rich tasks
  • challenging tasks
  • problem solving
  • multiplicative thinking
  • Australian Curriculum Mathematics
  • proportional reasoning
  • geometric thinking
  • coding
  • computer technology
  • teaching mathematics
  • pedagogical content knowledge
  • algebra
  • differentiation
  • number
  • angles
  • technology
  • place value
  • ratio
  • number sense
  • lesson plans
  • online
  • pre-service teachers
  • primary mathematics specialists
  • chance and data

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Projects

Research Output

Advancing our understanding of initial teacher education through research

Way, J., Cavanagh, M., Ell, F., Livy, S. & McMaster, H., 2020, Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2016-2019. Way, J., Attard, C., Anderson, J., Bobis, J. & Cartwright, K. (eds.). 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer, p. 91-115 25 p.

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

Elementary teachers’ beliefs on the role of struggle in the mathematics classroom

Russo, J., Bobis, J., Downton, A., Hughes, S., Livy, S., McCormick, M. & Sullivan, P., Jun 2020, In : Journal of Mathematical Behavior. 58, 11 p., 100774.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Ways that relentless consistency and task variation contribute to teacher and student mathematics learning

Sullivan, P., Bobis, J., Downton, A., Hughes, S., Livy, S., McCormick, M. & Russo, J., 2020, For the Learning of Mathematics: Proceedings of a symposium on learning in honour of Laurinda Brown: Monograph 1. Coles, A. (ed.). 1st ed. New Westminster BC Canada: FLM Publishing Association, p. 32-37 6 p.

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

Achieving growth through capitalising on students' mathematical data

Muir, T. & Livy, S., 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Prizes

Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA): Teacher education partnership grant

Livy, Sharyn (Recipient) & Johnson Alagappan (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Early Career Research Faculty of Education: Peer Recognition Award

Livy, Sharyn (Recipient), 11 Nov 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Activities

  • 2 Editorial responsibility

Mathematics Teacher Education and Development (Journal)

Tracey Muir (Guest editor), , Leicha A Bragg (Guest editor), & Sharyn Livy (Guest editor)

Nov 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

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

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

2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility