STEM Education Resource: Overview and contribution to students’ mathematical thinking

Theatre Q227, Level 2, Kwong Lee Dow Building Melbourne Graduate School of Education 234 Queensberry St University of Melbourne, Vic 3010

Mathematics and Science Education Research Seminar

This presentation will provide an overview of a new STEM education resource (SER). The SER, which was initially targeted for use with middle years secondary students, has been designed to develop students’ capacity to plan and conduct real life investigations. Preliminary results will be presented about the potential for this online system to support mathematical thinking.

Dr Lynda Ball is a senior lecturer in education at The University of Melbourne, with a focus on mathematics education. Her research interests are related to STEM education, particularly in the areas of teaching and learning school mathematics with technology and teacher professional development. Her current research project is focussed on the development of students’ STEM capabilities through the creation of an online resource for classroom use.