We bring experts together to work on a common theme: the place of mathematics education and its transformative potential in New Zealand, the Pacific region and the world.
Our research investigations contribute to international theory, practice and policy in the teaching and learning of mathematics.
Our programmes of study and research are designed to deepen understanding of developments in policy, curriculum, and pedagogies.
Our leading group of mathematics education researchers undertake nationally and internationally respected research in mathematics education.

Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities (DMIC)

This project explores how culturally responsive pedagogy influences the mathematical disposition and achievement outcomes of diverse learners (Māori and Pāsifika nations students) in high poverty areas in urban Auckland. We investigate how attending to culture, language, and identity affects the construction of mathematical dispositions and how the elements of ambitious or inquiry teaching support students developing rich mathematical understandings. Using classroom data we examine the role of mentors working with teachers to co-construct mathematical inquiry communities and explore how this is achieved in culturally responsive ways.