Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities

This extended short course covers the research, theory and evidence-based practices of raising student achievement through mathematical inquiry.

Key facts

Start date

Early March 2024

Cost

Early-bird registration until 31 December 2023: $500 + GST

Registration from 1 January to 31 February 2024: $600 + GST

Discounts are available for groups of 10+ participants from the same school.

Email A.Thomas3@massey.ac.nz to express interest and register for the course.

Delivery mode

Online and in-person

Duration

Six contact sessions over a year, from March to September.

Time commitment

1.5 hours per contact session

Location

The course will be held at a local school in areas with sufficient enrolments. These areas will be confirmed by mid February 2024.

There will also be an online option with delivery via Zoom video link.

Overview

Participants investigate how mathematical inquiry learning communities are constructed and how they support all learners to engage in mathematics at a high level of achievement.

Who this course is for

Teachers and school leadership

Learning outcomes

The key goal of the course is to investigate how teachers can engage students in mathematical inquiry to raise their achievement.

Online readings and activities will cover:

  • communication and participation in the mathematics inquiry classroom
  • grouping arrangements and student perspectives
  • planning for learning, including tools, tasks and representations.

This course will build on the Ministry of Education’s Best Evidence Synthesis Exemplar 1, which promotes best practices in teaching mathematics.

Meet your facilitators

Dr Roberta (Bobbie) Hunter

Dr Roberta (Bobbie) Hunter

Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Education, Diploma in Education, Bachelor of Education, PhD, MEd, DipEd, BEd

Bobbie has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to mathematics education. Her research focuses on better meeting the needs of Pasifika learners.

Professor Jodie Hunter

Professor Jodie Hunter

PhD
Associate Professor
Phone
Department
Institute of Education
College
Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus
Auckland

Jodie research interests are in Pasifika education and the teaching and learning of mathematics. Her growing interest is in the development of culturally responsive teaching for Pasifika students in the mathematics classroom. Central to this area is the need to consider the cultural, linguistic and social contexts of Pasifika students and to develop stronger home/community and school partnerships.

Dr Generosa Leach

Dr Generosa Leach

Lecturer in Mathematics Education
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Department
Institute of Education
College
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus
Auckland