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Prof Mike Thomas

Professor Emeritus in Mathematics Education, Mathematics Department

Telephone: +64 9 424 8046
Fax: +64 9 3737457


Research interests

Mike is interested in semiotic analyses of gestures and representations in learning mathematics, including links to the nature of advanced mathematical thinking, the learning and teaching of algebra and calculus, the transition from school to university and learning of undergraduate mathematics, such as linear algebra. He also investigates the role of teacher affective factors, including orientations and confidence, in school and university teaching and professional development, often with an emphasis on the use of digital technology. He has given invited research seminars in a number of countries and is on the editorial boards of the Springer international journals, Mathematics Education Research Journal and Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education. He is also an Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, published by Springer and led a survey team for the 2012 International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME), on the mathematical difficulties inherent in the transition from school to university.

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Prof M.O.J.Thomas
Department of Mathematics
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019, Auckland

Last changed 30 June 2016

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