Reframing Mathematical Futures II: Building a Learning and Teaching Resource to Enhance Mathematical Reasoning in Years 7–10

This project aims to build a sustainable, evidence-based, integrated learning and teaching resource to support the development of mathematical reasoning in Years 7 to 10.

Project dates: 2014–2017

Grants and funding: Australian Mathematics and Science Partnership Program funded by the Australian Government Department of Education

Budget: Grant funding $1,341,460

The project is building this resource working in conjunction with industry partners, practitioners and the professional community. The learning and teaching resource will extend the research-based framework for multiplicative thinking that underpins the Reframing Mathematical Futures Priority Project to provide a more comprehensive framework for identifying and responding to student learning needs in relation to algebraic, spatial and statistical thinking.

The resource will be developed and disseminated via a web-based portal in collaboration with the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). It will include validated assessment tools, an evidence-based framework for developing mathematical reasoning across all strands of the 7-10 mathematics curriculum, targeted teaching advice for each level of the framework, and task-based professional learning modules aimed at deepening teacher’s pedagogical content knowledge for teaching Year 7 to 10 mathematics.

Key people


  • Dianne Siemon
  • Tasos Barkatsas
  • Gillian Milne
  • Rebecca Seah
  • Sandra Vander Pal

Expert advisory panel

  • Rosemary Callingham (University of Tasmania)
  • Lorraine Day (Notre Dame University), Marje Horne (Australlian Catholic University)
  • Max Stephens (Adjunct Professor, RMIT)
  • Jane Watson (University of Tasmania)
  • Bruce White (University of South Australia)
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