Trevor Bills is a mathematics mentor at Massey University, New Zealand. He currently works in a wide range of diverse schools in the Auckland region and Tauranga, Rotorua, Wellington and Christchurch developing teachers’ mathematics pedagogy. Trevor has been working as a mathematics mentor since 2014. He is currently studying towards a master of education – his planned research will focus on culturally responsive mathematics teaching.
In his role as mathematics mentor Trevor utilises his expertise in:
• Providing professional leadership in developing mathematical inquiry communities across and within schools.
• Providing mentoring to individual teachers in classrooms to support their growth of pedagogical practices including culturally responsive teaching, inquiry mathematics teaching and teaching as inquiry.
• Leading professional development workshops with teachers and school leaders.
• Leading parent workshops.
• Providing support in writing culturally relevant mathematical tasks that focus on mathematical big ideas.
Trevor’s research interests include: mathematical inquiry classrooms; ethnomathematics, culturally responsive pedagogy, critical mathematics and the relationship between education, equity and social justice.