Honoring the School’s vision to be an exceptional community of learning, we invite Peter Sullivan to St Peter’s College as our first Mathematician-in-Residence in 2022.
Peter Sullivan is currently Emeritus Professor of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, Monash University. He has extensive experience in research and teaching in teacher education. He was a member of the Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences panel of the Australian Research Council College of Experts from 2005 to 2008, and was an editor of the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education for eight years. He is the immediate past President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and was the lead writer of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics.
Peter will be working with St Peter’s College teachers during Week 11 (11-14 April). He will also be presenting a Parent Information Session to which you are invited to attend. His session , ‘Helping your Children Learn Mathematics Well,’ is outlined below.
‘Success at Mathematics augments study and career options. While some students find learning mathematics easy, many need to apply themselves to experience success. This presentation will explain the types of mathematical thinking that can support students and will offer specific advice for parents who are keen to help.’
This session will be held in the Junior School Function Space at 8:30am on Thursday 14 April. If you would like to reserve a place please click the link below.
We are delighted to host Peter, a highly regarded researcher and practitioner, and look forward to supporting our parent community in further understanding how to support mathematical understanding for their children.
Deputy Head of Junior School: Teaching and Learning