Welcoming Dr. Rebecca Seah and Professor Marj Horne to Coorparoo State School


​Welcoming Dr. Rebecca Seah and Professor Marj Horne to Coorparoo State School

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of two distinguished researchers, Dr. Rebecca Seah and Professor Marj Horne, to our school. They are part of the ground-breaking "Development of Mathematical Reasoning in the Primary Years" research project, conducted by Melbourne's RMIT University. This project marks an exciting collaboration between these esteemed researchers and our dedicated educators, all with the aim of enhancing students' mathematical reasoning abilities.

About the Project:

The "Development of Mathematical Reasoning in the Primary Years" research project, led by RMIT University, is a pioneering initiative focused on nurturing students' mathematical reasoning skills. The project seeks to explore innovative ways of promoting students' ability to reason mathematically, thereby paving the way for a deeper engagement with higher-level mathematics in the future.

​The project builds upon the achievements of the RMFII (Australian Mathematics and Science Partnership Program) initiative, which received funding from the Australian Department of Education. By continuing in the footsteps of RMFII, this project underscores the commitment to fostering excellence in mathematics and science education across the nation. 

Collaboration with Our School:

During their visit, Dr. Rebecca Seah and Professor Marj Horne will be collaborating closely with our teachers and engaging with students from 1A and 5B classes. This exciting partnership will run from August 21st to September 1st. Through this collaboration, our educators and students will have the unique opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research that has the potential to transform mathematics education. 

Meet the Researchers:

Dr. Rebecca Seah: Dr. Seah, a renowned researcher in the field of mathematics education, comes to us with a wealth of experience. She is not only a co-author of the esteemed book "Teaching Primary Mathematics," but also a leading figure in promoting effective teaching strategies for enhancing mathematical learning in the primary years. 

Professor Marj Horne: Professor Horne's expertise in mathematics education is a valuable asset to the project. Her extensive research background and dedication to improving mathematical reasoning skills align perfectly with the goals of the project. 

We are honoured to have such esteemed professionals working hand in hand with our educators to enhance the quality of mathematical education for our students. Their expertise and insights will undoubtedly contribute to creating innovative classroom experiences that foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of mathematics. 

This collaboration is a testament to our commitment to providing the best possible education for our students, and we eagerly anticipate the outcomes of this ground-breaking research project. We extend a warm welcome to Dr. Rebecca Seah and Professor Marj Horne, and we look forward to the exciting journey ahead!​

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Last reviewed 25 August 2023
Last updated 25 August 2023