Department of Mathematics
Postgraduate Research Topics in Mathematics Education
Postgraduate students have the option to complete their research in the field of Mathematics Education.
Current Bachelor (Honours) topics
Topic  Affiliation  Faculty and Dept  Supervisor  Special prerequisites 

Undergraduate Learning in Mathematics  FoS (Mathematics)  Prof Bill Barton 

Mathematics and Language  FoS (Mathematics)  Prof Bill Barton b.barton@auckland.ac.nz 

The use of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Greg Oates oates@math.auckland.ac.nz 

Transition from secondary to undergraduate mathematics  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Greg Oates oates@math.auckland.ac.nz 

Peer tutoring and cooperative learning in undergraduate mathematics  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Greg Oates oates@math.auckland.ac.nz 

Teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Greg Oates oates@math.auckland.ac.nz 

Contentbased professional development  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Judy Paterson j.paterson@auckland.ac.nz 

Enhancing connections between university lecturers and school teachers  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Judy Paterson j.paterson@auckland.ac.nz 

Lecturer practice and its relationship to research interests  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Judy Paterson j.paterson@auckland.ac.nz 

The use of TeamBased Learning in the quantitative sciences  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Judy Paterson j.paterson@auckland.ac.nz 

Mathematical creativity  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Caroline Yoon c.yoon@auckland.ac.nz 

Mathematical conceptual growth  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Caroline Yoon c.yoon@auckland.ac.nz 
Current Masters topics
Topic  Affiliation  Faculty and Dept  Supervisor  Special prerequisites 

Mathematics and Language  FoS (Mathematics)  Prof Bill Barton b.barton@auckland.ac.nz 

Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in the Mathematical Sciences  FoS (Mathematics)  Prof Bill Barton b.barton@auckland.ac.nz 

Senior Secondary Teacher Development  FoS (Mathematics)  Prof Bill Barton b.barton@auckland.ac.nz 

The use of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Greg Oates oates@math.auckland.ac.nz 

Transition from secondary to undergraduate mathematics  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Greg Oates oates@math.auckland.ac.nz 

Peer tutoring and cooperative learning in undergraduate mathematics  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Greg Oates oates@math.auckland.ac.nz 

Teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Greg Oates oates@math.auckland.ac.nz 

Contentbased professional development  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Judy Paterson 

Enhancing connections between university lecturers and school teachers  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Judy Paterson j.paterson@auckland.ac.nz 

Lecturer practice and its relationship to research interests  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Judy Paterson 

The use of TeamBased Learning in the quantitative sciences  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Judy Paterson 

Technology in teaching and learning mathematics  FoS (Mathematics)  Prof Mike Thomas moj.thomas@auckland.ac.nz 
Knowledge of CAS calculators and/or Geogebra 
Mathematical thinking and calculus  FoS (Mathematics)  Prof Mike Thomas moj.thomas@auckland.ac.nz 

Designing mathematical modelling activities  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Caroline Yoon c.yoon@auckland.ac.nz 

Mapping mathematical conceptual growth  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Caroline Yoon c.yoon@auckland.ac.nz 

Mathematical creativity  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Caroline Yoon c.yoon@auckland.ac.nz 
Current PhD topics
Topic  Affiliation  Faculty and Dept  Supervisor  Special prerequisites 

Ethnomathematics  FoS (Mathematics)  Prof Bill Barton b.barton@auckland.ac.nz 

Bilingual Teaching and Learning in Mathematics  FoS (Mathematics)  Prof Bill Barton b.barton@auckland.ac.nz 

Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in the Mathematical Sciences  FoS (Mathematics)  Prof Bill Barton b.barton@auckland.ac.nz 

Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Affiliation  FoS (Mathematics)  Prof Bill Barton b.barton@auckland.ac.nz 

Contentbased professional development  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Judy Paterson j.paterson@auckland.ac.nz 

Enhancing connections between university lecturers and school teachers  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Judy Paterson j.paterson@auckland.ac.nz 

Lecturer practice and its relationship to research interests  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Judy Paterson j.paterson@auckland.ac.nz 

The use of TeamBased Learning in the quantitative sciences  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Judy Paterson j.paterson@auckland.ac.nz 

Building Year 13 Students’ Inferential Reasoning in Statistics  FoS (Mathematics)  Dr Maxine Pfannkuch m.pfannkuch@auckland.ac.nz 

Technology in teaching and learning mathematics  FoS (Mathematics)  Prof Mike Thomas moj.thomas@auckland.ac.nz 
Knowledge of CAS calculators and/or Geogebra 
The transition from school to university mathematics  FoS (Mathematics)  Prof Mike Thomas moj.thomas@auckland.ac.nz 

Undergraduate mathematics learning  FoS (Mathematics)  Prof Mike Thomas moj.thomas@auckland.ac.nz 
Mathematics degree 
The neurocognitive basis of mathematical thinking  FoS (Mathematics)  Prof Mike Thomas moj.thomas@auckland.ac.nz 
Mathematics degree 
Mathematical thinking and calculus  FoS (Mathematics)  Prof Mike Thomas moj.thomas@auckland.ac.nz 