Examining the relationship between the documented curriculum, classroom tasks, and the learning of mathematics

  • Sullivan, Peter (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Clarke, Barbara (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Clarke, Douglas (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Ferguson, Sarah (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • O'Donovan, Richard (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project is about types of tasks that teachers use to teach mathematics. Teachers try to engage all learners in using mathematics to prepare them for life in an increasingly demanding technological society. Teachers also realise that for students to excel in further study they need to learn significant mathematics. It is challenging to do both in classrooms in which there is a diversity in readiness to learn and/or cultural background. The project will examine the ways teachers use particular types of mathematical tasks, the type of student learning that results, any constraints they experience, and the optimal strategies to support student learning.
Effective start/end date30/08/0731/07/11


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$259,292.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$75,354.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$75,354.00
  • Catholic Education Commission Victoria Ltd: A$30,000.00
  • Department of Education (Victoria): A$30,000.00
  • Department of Education (Victoria): A$30,000.00
  • Australian Catholic University