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Postgraduate students have the option to complete their research in the field of Mathematics Education.
Current Bachelor (Honours) topics
Topic  Supervisor  Special prerequisites 

Undergraduate Learning in Mathematics  Prof Bill Barton 

Mathematics and Language  Prof Bill Barton  
Online mathematical interactions  Dr Igor' Kontorovich  
Problem posing, problem solving, explaining and proving  Dr Igor' Kontorovich  
Mathematical puzzles and riddles  Dr Igor' Kontorovich  
History and philosophy of mathematics  Dr JeanFrançois Maheux  
Images of mathematics  Dr JeanFrançois Maheux  
Knowing, teaching & learning theories  Dr JeanFrançois Maheux  
Early/Primary/Secondary Mathematics Education  Dr JeanFrançois Maheux  
The use of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics  Dr Greg Oates 

Transition from secondary to undergraduate mathematics  Dr Greg Oates  
Peer tutoring and cooperative learning in undergraduate mathematics  Dr Greg Oates  
Teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics  Dr Greg Oates  
Mathematical thinking of undergraduates  Prof Mike Thomas 

Undergraduate mathematics learning  Assoc Prof Caroline Yoon  
Mathematical task design  Assoc Prof Caroline Yoon  
Mathematical thinking and creativity  Assoc Prof Caroline Yoon 
Current Masters topics
Topic  Supervisor  Special prerequisites 

Mathematics and Language  Prof Bill Barton  
Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in the Mathematical Sciences  Prof Bill Barton  
Senior Secondary Teacher Development  Prof Bill Barton  
Problem posing, problem solving, explaining and proving  Dr Igor' Kontorovich  
Teaching and learning of linear algebra  Dr Igor' Kontorovich  
Teacher knowledge  Dr Igor' Kontorovich  
History and philosophy of mathematics  Dr JeanFrançois Maheux  
Images of mathematics  Dr JeanFrançois Maheux  
Knowing, teaching & learning theories  Dr JeanFrançois Maheux  
Early/Primary/Secondary Mathematics Education  Dr JeanFrançois Maheux  
The use of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics  Dr Greg Oates  
Transition from secondary to undergraduate mathematics  Dr Greg Oates  
Peer tutoring and cooperative learning in undergraduate mathematics  Dr Greg Oates  
Teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics  Dr Greg Oates  
Technology in teaching and learning mathematics  Prof Mike Thomas  Knowledge of CAS calculators and/or Geogebra 
Mathematical thinking and calculus  Prof Mike Thomas  
Undergraduate teaching of mathematics  Prof Mike Thomas  
Undergraduate mathematics learning  Assoc Prof Caroline Yoon  
Mathematical task design  Assoc Prof Caroline Yoon  
Mathematical thinking and creativity  Assoc Prof Caroline Yoon 
Current PhD topics
Topic  Supervisor  Special prerequisites 

Ethnomathematics  Prof Bill Barton  
Bilingual Teaching and Learning in Mathematics  Prof Bill Barton  
Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in the Mathematical Sciences  Prof Bill Barton  
Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Affiliation  Prof Bill Barton  
Expert and novice mathematical thinking  Dr Igor' Kontorovich  
Learning in online mathematical forums  Dr Igor' Kontorovich  
Problem posing, problem solving, explaining and proving  Dr Igor' Kontorovich  
Creativity in tertiary mathematics  Dr Igor' Kontorovich  
History and philosophy of mathematics  Dr JeanFrançois Maheux  
Images of mathematics  Dr JeanFrançois Maheux  
Knowing, teaching & learning theories  Dr JeanFrançois Maheux  
Early/Primary/Secondary Mathematics Education  Dr JeanFrançois Maheux  
Technology in teaching and learning mathematics  Prof Mike Thomas  Knowledge of CAS calculators and/or Geogebra 
The transition from school to university mathematics  Prof Mike Thomas  
Undergraduate mathematics learning  Prof Mike Thomas  Mathematics degree 
Mathematical thinking and calculus  Prof Mike Thomas  
Undergraduate mathematics learning  Assoc Prof Caroline Yoon  
Mathematical task design  Assoc Prof Caroline Yoon  
Mathematical thinking and creativity  Assoc Prof Caroline Yoon 

Programmes, Centres and Partners
 Community for Understanding and Learning in the Mathematical Sciences (CULMS)
 Centre for Mathematical Social Science (CMSS)
 Department of Computer Science
 Department of Engineering Science
 Department of Physics
 Department of Statistics
 Auckland Bioengineering Institute
 New Zealand Journal of Mathematics

Programmes, Centres and Partners
 Community for Understanding and Learning in the Mathematical Sciences (CULMS)
 Centre for Mathematical Social Science (CMSS)
 Department of Computer Science
 Department of Engineering Science
 Department of Physics
 Department of Statistics
 Auckland Bioengineering Institute
 New Zealand Journal of Mathematics