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Dr Sharyn Livy is a Senior Lecturer of mathematics education in the School of Curriculum, Teaching and Inclusive Education, Faculty of Education, at Monash University.

Sharyn is dedicated in supporting primary school teachers and pre-service teachers to improve their skills and knowledge in mathematics education. She believes that quality mathematics education is crucial for the development of young minds and strives to equip teachers with the necessary tools to achieve this. Her work includes conducting research within the field of mathematics teaching and learning. Sharyn enjoys developing and delivering professional development programs for teachers and collaborating with schools and education partners to promote student-centred instructional approaches and collaborative mathematical learning experiences for all students. 

Sharyn has recently conducted research as part of 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.

In 2023, Sharyn achieved the international status of Senior Fellow (SFHEA) in recognition of her teaching and learning support in higher education. Other contributions and leadership to the broader mathematical education community include treasurer and executive member of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (2018-2020).


 Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT)

 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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

Treasurer, Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (trading as Merga Inc)

1 Jan 20191 Jan 2021

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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