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Tracey Muir

Tracey Muir

Deputy Head of School (ECE & Primary)
Senior Lecturer in Mathematics

Room A229c, Building A, Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 3261 (phone)

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Tracey.Muir@utas.edu.au

Dr Tracey Muir is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Tasmania. She has been employed at the University since 2004 and was awarded her PhD in Mathematics Education in 2009. Her teaching expertise has been recognised through a number of Teaching Merit Certificates, a VC Team Award for Teaching Excellence, an OLT Team award for Teaching Excellence and a VC Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. She is an Executive Member of the Mathematics Association of Tasmania a previous editor of APMC and a past VP (Development) of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. She regularly conducts professional leaning for teachers and has delivered workshops, presentations and keynote addresses at national and international conferences.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2009), ''I thought I was reasonably good at teaching maths': The link betwen principles of practice, teacher actions and supportive classroom reflection', University of Tasmania, Australia
  • MEd (Hons) (2004) 'How do I solve it?', University of Tasmania, Australia
  • MEd (2003), University of Tasmania, Australia
  • BEd (1987), University of Tasmania, Australia

Research Themes

Dr Muir's research is related to the UTAS research theme, 'Creativity, Culture and Society'. Her research interests are very much based in practice and ultimately aimed at improving students' outcomes.  Current research is focused on investigating the impact of the 'flipped classroom' with senior mathematics classes. This involves rethinking the traditional approach of homework from a text book; instead, the teacher prepares video clips which are watched at home, with class time being devoted to working through problems. It is an area which is under-researched, and has the potential to influence school homework policies and improve access and outcomes for students, particularly in the upper years of schooling. Other research interests include the role that parents paly in their child's mathematical development and their perceptions of how mathematics is taught in the contemporary classroom. Dr Muir is also interested in researching her own practice, particularly in terms of examining the nature of PCK (Pedagogical Content Knowledge) as it applies to the teaching of pre-service teachers. She is involved in a number of projects with colleagues from UTAS, including TEMPEST , Building an Evidence Base for Best Practice in Mathematics Education and an ARC Linkage Grant, aimed at improving regional low SES student learning and wellbeing.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Mathematics Association of Tasmania (executive council member)
  • Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
  • Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (past VP Development)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Administrative expertise

Throughout her career at UTAS, Dr Muir has undertaken a number of administrative roles. These have included regular unit coordination of mathematics education units in the Bachelor of Education and Masters of Teaching courses, the position of Director of Professional Experience from 2009-2011 and the Graduate Research Officer role from 2012-2014.

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Dr Muir's background is in primary school teaching. She currently teaches the Early Childhood and Primary cohorts of Bachelor of Education and Masters of Teaching pre-service teachers.

Research Appointments

  • Member of editorial board APMC
  • Member of editorial board International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning
  • VP Development MERGA (2011-2015)

Research Invitations

  • Keynote addresses at New Zealand conferences on 3 occasions.

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Awards

  • MERGA Early Career Research Award (2009)
  • Faculty Research Award (2012)
  • Faculty Research Certificate (2013, 2014)

Collaboration

Dr Muir is currently involved in an ARC Linkage Project with colleagues from LaTrobe and Deakin Universities  which looks at improving regional low SES student learning and wellbeing. She has been involved in consultancy and contract research, including the following projects:

  • Building an Evidence Base for Best Practice in Mathematics Education
  • Engaging Pedagogy in the Middle Years
  • Teaching Secondary Mathematics
  • Improving Literacy and Numeracy across Years 5 to 8 in response to the outcomes of the NAPLAN results in Years 7 and 9
  • Inspiring mathematics and science in teacher education
  • TEMPEST (Towards Educating Mathematics Professionals Encompassing Science and Technology
  • Delivering the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics in a Project-Based Learning Context

Fields of Research

  • Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
  • Primary Education (excl. Maori) (130105)
  • English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) (130204)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
  • Education Systems (130199)
  • Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy (130203)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Specialist Studies in Education (130399)
  • Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
  • Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
  • Secondary Education (130106)

Research Objectives

  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Learner and Learning Achievement (930101)
  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Learner Development (930103)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • School/Institution Community and Environment (930402)
  • Equity and Access to Education (939903)
  • Syllabus and Curriculum Development (930302)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Curriculum (930399)
  • School/Institution Policies and Development (930403)
  • School/Institution (930499)
  • Education and Training Theory and Methodology (939902)
  • Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions (930401)
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum (930301)
  • Teaching and Instruction (930299)

Publications

Dr Muir has published extensively in Australasian mathematics education journals and conference proceedings. Her work  includes pre-service teacher knowledge, effective teaching of numeracy, parental perspectives and involvement in mathematics education, students' use of online resources and the flipped classroom.She is a regular reviewer of journal articles and conference papers, and is on the editorial boards of theInternational Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning

andAustralian Primary Mathematics Classroom. She recently was on the organising committee for the International Conference for the Psychology of Mathematics Education and was co-editor of the conference proceedings.

Total publications

77

Highlighted publications

(7 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2010Journal ArticleMuir T, Beswick K, Williamson J, 'Up-close and personal: teachers' responses to an individualised professional learning opportunity', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 38, (2) pp. 129-146. ISSN 1359-866X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13598661003677598 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Beswick K; Williamson J

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2009Conference PublicationMuir T, 'Investigating teachers' use of questions in the mathematics classroom', Proceedings of the 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 19-24 July 2009, Greece, pp. 161-168. ISBN 978-960-243-652-3 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Conference PublicationMuir T, 'Zero is not a number : Teachable moments and their role in effective teaching of numeracy', Proceedings of the 31st annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, July 2008, Brisbane Australia, pp. 361-367. ISBN 978-1-920846-17-6 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Conference PublicationMuir T, 'Describing effective teaching of numeracy: Links between principles of practice and teacher actions ', 11th International Conference on Mathematics Education (ICME-11), 6-13 July 2008, Mexico, pp. 1-8. ISBN 84-611-3282-3 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Journal ArticleMuir T, 'Principles of Practice and Teacher Actions: Influences on Effective Numeracy Teaching', Mathematics Education Research Journal, 20, (3) pp. 78-101. ISSN 1033-2170 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF03217531 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7

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2008Journal ArticleMuir T, Beswick K, Williamson JC, ''I'm not very good at solving problems': An exploration of students' problem solving behaviours', Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 27, (3) pp. 228-241. ISSN 0732-3123 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmathb.2008.04.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18

Co-authors: Beswick K; Williamson JC

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2007Journal ArticleMuir T, Beswick K, 'Stimulating reflection on practice: using the supportive classroom reflection process', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 8 pp. 74-93. ISSN 1442-3901 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Beswick K

Journal Article

(27 outputs)
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2017Carmichael C, Muir T, Callingham R, 'The impact of within-school autonomy on students' goal orientations and engagement with mathematics', Mathematics Education Research Journal, 29, (2) pp. 219-236. ISSN 1033-2170 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13394-017-0200-z [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Callingham R

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2016Geiger V, Muir T, Lamb J, 'Video-stimulated recall as a catalyst for teacher professional learning', Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 16, (5) pp. 457-475. ISSN 1573-1820 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10857-015-9306-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2016Muir T, Beswick K, Callingham R, Jade K, 'Experiencing teaching and learning quantitative reasoning in a project-based context', Mathematics Education Research Journal, 28, (4) pp. 479-501. ISSN 1033-2170 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13394-016-0176-0 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Beswick K; Callingham R; Jade K

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2016Muir T, Callingham R, Beswick K, 'Using the IWB in an early years mathematics classroom: an application of the TPACK framework', Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 32, (2) pp. 63-72. ISSN 2153-2974 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/21532974.2016.1138913 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Callingham R; Beswick K

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2016Muir T, Geiger V, 'The affordances of using a flipped classroom approach in the teaching of mathematics: a case study of a grade 10 mathematics class', Mathematics Education Research Journal, 28, (1) pp. 149-171. ISSN 1033-2170 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13394-015-0165-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

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2016Muir T, 'Out of the Classroom, into the Home', Teaching Children Mathematics, 22, (8) pp. 496-504. ISSN 1073-5836 (2016) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2015Muir T, Bragg LA, Livy S, 'Two of everything: developing functional thinking in the primary grades through children's literature', Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 20, (1) pp. 35-40. ISSN 1326-0286 (2015) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2015Muir T, 'Always, sometimes, never true', Teaching Children Mathematics, 21, (6) pp. 384. ISSN 1073-5836 (2015) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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2014Beswick K, Muir T, Callingham R, 'Investigative approaches to teaching mathematics and getting through the curriculum': The example of pendulums', Australian Mathematics Teacher, 70, (3) pp. 25-33. ISSN 0045-0685 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Beswick K; Callingham R

2014Muir T, 'Google, Mathletics and Khan Academy: students' self-initiated use of online mathematical resources', Mathematics Education Research Journal, 26, (4) pp. 833-852. ISSN 1033-2170 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13394-014-0128-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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2014Neal D, Muir T, Manuel K, Livy S, Chick H, 'Desperately seeking birthday mates!', Australian Mathematics Teacher, 70, (1) pp. 36-40. ISSN 0045-0685 (2014) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Chick H

2013Ashman G, Short M, Muir T, Jales A, Myhill M, 'International pre-service teachers: A strategy to build skills for professional experience', International journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research, (4) pp. 61-72. ISSN 1839-9053 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Ashman G; Short M; Jales A; Myhill M

2013Beswick K, Muir T, 'Making connections: Lessons on the use of video in pre-service teacher education', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 15, (2) pp. 27-51. ISSN 1442-3901 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Beswick K

2013Maher N, Muir T, 'I Know You Have to Put Down a Zero, But I'm Not Sure Why': Exploring the link between pre-service teachers' content and pedagogical content knowledge', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 15, (1) pp. 72 - 87. ISSN 1442-3901 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Maher N

2013Marston JL, Muir T, Livy S, 'Can we really count on Frank?', Teaching Children Mathematics, 19, (7) pp. 440-448. ISSN 1073-5836 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2013Muir T, Allen JM, Rayner CS, Cleland B, 'Preparing pre-service teachers for classroom practice in a virtual world: A pilot study using Second Life', Journal of Interactive Media in Education Article 3. ISSN 1365-893X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5334/2013-03 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Allen JM; Rayner CS; Cleland B

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2012Livy S, Muir T, Maher N, 'How do they measure up? Primary pre-service teachers' mathematical knowledge of area and perimeter', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 14, (2) pp. 91-112. ISSN 1442-3901 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Maher N

2012Muir T, 'It's in the bag: Parental involvement in a numeracy at-home program', Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 37, (2) pp. 27-33. ISSN 0312-5033 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

2012Muir T, Livy S, 'What do they know? A comparison of pre-service teachers' and in-service teachers' decimal mathematical content knowledge', International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning pp. 1-15. ISSN 1473-0111 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2012Muir TA, 'What is a reasonable answer? Ways for students to investigate and develop their number sense', Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 17, (1) pp. 21 - 28. ISSN 1326-0286 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2012Muir T, 'Numeracy at home: Involving parents in mathematics education', International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, (25 January 2012) pp. 1-13. ISSN 1473-0111 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2010Muir T, Beswick K, Williamson J, 'Up-close and personal: teachers' responses to an individualised professional learning opportunity', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 38, (2) pp. 129-146. ISSN 1359-866X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13598661003677598 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Beswick K; Williamson J

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2008Muir T, 'Principles of Practice and Teacher Actions: Influences on Effective Numeracy Teaching', Mathematics Education Research Journal, 20, (3) pp. 78-101. ISSN 1033-2170 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF03217531 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7

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2008Muir T, Beswick K, Williamson JC, ''I'm not very good at solving problems': An exploration of students' problem solving behaviours', Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 27, (3) pp. 228-241. ISSN 0732-3123 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmathb.2008.04.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18

Co-authors: Beswick K; Williamson JC

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2007Muir T, Beswick K, 'Stimulating reflection on practice: using the supportive classroom reflection process', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 8 pp. 74-93. ISSN 1442-3901 (2007) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Beswick K

2006Muir T, 'Developing an understanding of the concept of area', Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 12, (4) pp. 5-9. ISSN 1326-0286 (2006) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2005Muir T, 'When near enough is good enough' Eight principles for enhancing the value of measurement estimation for students', Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 10, (2) pp. 9-14. ISSN 1326-0286 (2005) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Book

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Muir T, Livy S, Bragg L, Clark J, Wells Jill, et al., 'Engaging with Mathematics through Picture Books', Teaching Solutions, Australia, pp. 96. ISBN 978-1-925145-17-5 (2017) [Authored Other Book]

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Co-authors: Clark J; Wells Jill

2016Serow P, Callingham RA, Muir TA, 'Primary Mathematics: Capitalising on ICT for Today and Tomorrow', Cambridge University Press, Australia, pp. 376. ISBN 9781316600757 (2016) [Revision/New Edition]

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Co-authors: Callingham RA

2014Serow P, Callingham RA, Muir TA, 'Primary Mathematics: Capitalising on ICT for today and tomorrow', Cambridge University Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 452. ISBN 978-1-107-68812-4 (2014) [Authored Other Book]

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Co-authors: Callingham RA

2011Watson JM, Beswick K, Brown NR, Callingham RA, Muir T, et al., 'Digging into Australian Data with Tinkerplots', Objective Learning Materials, Sandown Village, pp. 372. ISBN 978-0-9580025-2-3 (2011) [Authored Other Book]

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Co-authors: Watson JM; Beswick K; Brown NR; Callingham RA; Wright SE

Chapter in Book

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Anthony G, Cooke A, Muir T, 'Challenges, Reforms, and Learning in Initial Teacher Education', Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2012-2015, Springer, K Makar, S Dole, J Visnovska, M Goos, A Bennison, K Fry (ed), Singapore, pp. 305-327. ISBN 978-981-10-1417-8 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Livy S, Muir T, Herbert S, 'Problem Solving with Mr. Splash', Mathematics Lessons Learned from Across the World: Grades 7-12, The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., JW Lott, CJ Lott (ed), USA, pp. 3-12. ISBN 978-0-87353-746-9 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

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2014Livy S, Muir T, Herbert S, 'Mr. Splash provides problems', Mathematical Lessons learned from across the world: prekindergarten - Grade 8, The National COuncil of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., J.W. Lott & C.J. Lott (ed), 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502, USA, pp. 43-48. ISBN 978-0-87353-744-5 (2014) [Other Book Chapter]

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2014Muir T, Patterson E, 'Information literacy: A retrospective of the literature', The Future of Educational Research, Sense Publishers, N. Fitzallen, S. Fan & R. Reaburn (ed), Netherlands, pp. 177-187. ISBN 978-94-6209-512-0 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Muir T, Beswick K, Williamson J, 'Approaches to problem solving: Developing an understanding of naive, routine and sophisticated problem solving behaviours', The Psychology of Problem Solving: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Nova Science Publishers, S Helie (ed), New York, pp. 85-100. ISBN 978-1-62257-612-8 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Beswick K; Williamson J

Conference Publication

(34 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Muir TA, 'Online, anytime, anywhere: enacting flipped learning in three different secondary mathematics classrooms', Proceedings of the 40th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2-6 July 2017, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 389-396. ISBN 978-1-920846-30-5 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2017Muir TA, 'The enactment of a flipped classroom approach in a senior secondary mathematics class and its impact on student engagement', Proceedings of the 41st conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 17-22 July 2017, Singapore, pp. 3-281 - 3-288. ISSN 0771-100X (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2017Muir TA, 'The enactment of a flipped classroom approach in a senior secondary mathematics class and its impact on student engagement', Proceedings of the 41st conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 17-22 July 2017, Singapore, pp. 3-281 - 3-288. ISSN 0771-100X (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2016Muir T, 'No more 'What are we doing in maths today?' Affordances of the Flipped Classroom Approach', Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA), 3-7 July 2016, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 485-494. ISBN 978-1-920846-29-9 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2016Reaburn R, Kilpatrick S, Fraser S, Beswick K, Muir T, 'What's happening in Australian mathematics professional learning?', Proceedings of the 2016 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, 27 November - 1 December 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. 1-13. ISSN 1324-9320 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Reaburn R; Kilpatrick S; Fraser S; Beswick K

2016Maher N, Chick H, Muir T, ''I believe the most helpful thing was him skipping over the proof': Examining PCK in a senior secondary mathematics lesson', Proceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA), 3-7 July 2016, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 421-428. ISBN 978-1-920846-29-9 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Maher N; Chick H

2016Muir T, Herbert S, Livy S, Callingham R, 'Achieving growth in NAPLAN: characteristics of successful schools', Proceedings of the 2016 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, 27 November - 1 December 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. 1-12. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Callingham R

2015Maher N, Muir T, Chick H, 'Secondary mathematics students' perceptions of their teachers' pedagogical content knowledge for teaching aspects of probability', Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 13-18 July 2015, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, pp. 226-233. ISBN 978-1-86295-829-6 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Maher N; Chick H

2015Muir T, 'Student and Parent Perspectives on Flipping the Mathematics Classroom', Mathematics education in the margins: Proceedings of the 38th Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 28 June - 2 July, University of the Sunshine Coast, pp. 445-452. ISBN 978 1920846282 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Beswick K, Muir T, Wells J, 'Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education', International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 13 - 18 July, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-i - -4-344. ISBN 978-1-86295-829-6 (2015) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Beswick K; Wells J

2014Muir T, Chick H, 'Flipping the classroom: A case study of a mathematics methods class', Proceedings of The 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 29 June - 3 July 2014, Aerial Centre, University of Technology, Sydney, pp. 485-492. ISBN 978-1-920846-27-5 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Chick H

2014Maher N, Muir T, ''I don't really understand probability at all': Final year pre-service teachers' Understanding of probability', Proceedings of The 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 29 June - 3 July 2014, Aerial Centre, University of Technology, Sydney, pp. 437-444. ISBN 978-1-920846-27-5 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Maher N

2013Beswick K, Muir T, Jade K, Farrington L, Callingham R, 'Increasing the LD50 of mathematics: Re-engaging students in mathematics learning', Mathematics: Launching Futures - Proceedings of the 24th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. (AAMT), 10-13 July 2013, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 55-64. ISBN 978-1-875900-76-3 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Beswick K; Jade K; Callingham R

2013Muir T, 'Helpwithmaths.com: Students' use of online mathematical resources', Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 7-11 July 2013, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 522-529. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Beswick K, Callingham R, Muir T, 'Teaching mathematics in a project-based learning context: Initial teacher knowledge and perceived needs', Mathematics Education: Expanding Horizons - Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2-6 July 2012, Singapore, pp. 114-121. ISBN 978-981-07-2527-3 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Beswick K; Callingham R

2012Muir T, 'Virtual mathematics education: Using second life to model and reflect upon the teaching of mathematics', Mathematics Education: Expanding Horizons - Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2-6 July 2012, Singapore, pp. 521-528. ISBN 978-981-07-2527-3 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Beswick K, Muir T, 'Interactive whiteboards as potential catalysts of pedagogic change in secondary mathematics teaching', Mathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices - Proceedings of the AAMT-MERGA , 3-7 July 2011, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, pp. 115-123. ISBN 978-1-875900-70-1 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Beswick K

2011Maher N, Muir T, 'I think they think that zero point something is less than zero: Investigating pre-service teachers' responses to mathematical tasks', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, 27 November - 1 December 2011, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-16. ISSN 1324-9320 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Maher N

2011Muir T, 'Join the club: Engaging parents in mathematics education', Mathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices - Proceedings of the AAMT-MERGA Conference, 3-7 July 2011, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, pp. 531-539. ISBN 978-1-875900-71-8 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Muir T, Callingham R, Beswick K, 'Using interactive whiteboards to teach mathematics: Examining teachers' pedagogical approaches', INTED2011 Conference Proceedings, 7-9 March 2011, Valencia, Spain, pp. 1-8. ISBN 978-84-614-7423-3 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Callingham R; Beswick K

2010Muir T, 'Using Video-Stimulated Recall as a Tool for Reflecting on the Teaching of Mathematics', Shaping the future of mathematics education : proceedings of the 33rd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 3 - 7 July 2010, Fremantle, Western Australia, pp. 438-445. ISBN 978-1-920846-25-1 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Muir T, Ashman G, Short M, Jales A, Myhill M, 'Cultural contrasts in the classroom: Preparing international pre-service teachers for professional experience', Cultures of Learning - Proceedings of the Teaching Matters 2010 Conference, 24-25 November 2010, Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, University of Tasmania, pp. 70-82. (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Ashman G; Short M; Jales A; Myhill M

2009Beswick K, Muir T, 'Do you see what I see? Preservice teachers watching video excerpts of teaching', Partnerships for Learning: On Campus and Beyond, 26th November 2009, Hobart, TAS, pp. 1-12. (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Beswick K

2009Muir T, 'Investigating teachers' use of questions in the mathematics classroom', Proceedings of the 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 19-24 July 2009, Greece, pp. 161-168. ISBN 978-960-243-652-3 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009Muir T, 'At home with numeracy: empowering parents to be active participants in their child's numeracy development', Crossing Divides: MERGA 32 Conference Proceedings, 5-9 July 2009, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 395-402. ISBN 978-1-920846-22-0 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Muir T, 'Zero is not a number : Teachable moments and their role in effective teaching of numeracy', Proceedings of the 31st annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, July 2008, Brisbane Australia, pp. 361-367. ISBN 978-1-920846-17-6 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Muir T, 'Describing effective teaching of numeracy: Links between principles of practice and teacher actions ', 11th International Conference on Mathematics Education (ICME-11), 6-13 July 2008, Mexico, pp. 1-8. ISBN 84-611-3282-3 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Muir T, 'Setting a good example: teachers' choice of examples and their contribution to effective teaching of numeracy', Mathematics: essential research, essential practice : proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2-6 July 2007, Hobart, pp. 513-522. ISBN 978-1-920846-14-5 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Muir T, Edmondson IJ, 'Numeracy Opportunities Across the Curriculum: Encouraging pre-service teachers to reflect on their experiences', AARE 2006 Conference Proceedings, 26-30 November, Adelaide, SA EJ ISSN 1324-9339 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Edmondson IJ

2006Muir T, 'What does effective teaching for numeracy look like? The design of an observation schedule', Identities Cultures and Learning Spaces - Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 1-5 July, Canberra, pp. 368-375. ISBN 1-920846-12-3 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2005Muir T, Beswick K, 'Where Did I Go Wrong? Reflecting on the Problem Solving Process', Building connections: Research, Theory and Practice, July, Melbourne, pp. 561-570. ISBN 1-920846-07-7 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Beswick K

2004Beswick K, Muir T, 'Talking and Writing About the Problem Solving Process', Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 27-30 June 2004, Townsville, Australia, pp. 95-102. (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Beswick K, Muir T, McIntosh AJ, 'Developing an instrument to assess the number sense of young children', AARE 2004 International Education Research Conference Paper Abstracts, 28th November - 2nd December 2004, Melbourne, Australia EJ ISSN 1324-9339 (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Beswick K; McIntosh AJ

2004Muir T, McIntosh AJ, 'Building a Common Culture K - 12', Proceedings of the Continuity and Change: Educational Transitions International Conference, 27-28 November 2003, Sydney, Australia EJ ISBN 174108 071 1 (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: McIntosh AJ

Thesis

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Muir T, ''I thought I was reasonably good at teaching maths': The link between principles of practice, teacher actions and supportive classroom reflection' (2009) [PhD]

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2004Muir T, 'How Do I Solve It?' (2004) [Masters Research]

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Other Public Output

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Muir TA, 'Research Merit Certificate for Outstanding Contribution', Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania, Australia (2016) [Award]

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2015Muir TA, 'University of Tasmania Faculty of Education Research Merit Certificate', University of Tasmania Faculty of Education Research Merit Certificate, University of Tasmania Faculty of Education, Tasmania, Australia (2015) [Award]

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2013Muir TA, 'University of Tasmania Faculty of Education 2012 Research Award', University of Tasmania Faculty of Education 2012 Research Award, University of Tasmania Faculty of Education, Tasmania, Australia (2013) [Award]

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2012Muir TA, 'University of Tasmania Faculty of Education Research Merit Certificate', University of Tasmania Faculty of Education Research Merit Certificate, University of Tasmania Faculty of Education, Tasmania, Australia (2012) [Award]

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2008Muir TA, 'Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Early Career Award 2008', Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Early Career Award, Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Australia (2008) [Award]

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Grants & Funding

Dr Muir was recently successful in being part of an ARC Linkage Grant awarded in 2015. She is involved in a number of consultancies and contract research, totalling over one million dollars.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

9

Total funding

$3,132,239

Projects

Building an evidence base for national best practice in mathematics education (2015)$492,964
Description
This project will deliver a large data set of qualitative and quantitative data, together with an initial report that will identify key factors in school mathematics improvement as measured by NAPLAN.
Funding
Department of Industry and Science ($492,964)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Callingham RA; Beswick K; Goos M; Watt Helen; Carmichael C; Anderson Judy; Hurrell D; Muir T
Year
2015
Improving Regional Low SES Students' Learning and Wellbeing (2015 - 2018)$571,174
Description
This study aims to address the learning and wellbeing needs of over 8000 predominantly low SES students in regional Australia through researching the conditions that enable refinement and extension of a successful curricular and wellbeing program. This student cohorts current low educational performance has significant negative effects on individual employment prospects and broader national productivity. Their under-achievement and disengagement from schooling also contribute to many antisocial, harmful short- and long-term outcomes for individuals, with significant health and other costs to the broader community. The research has the potential to impact positively on these current outcomes and be applicable to other like settings.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($424,174)
Collaborators
Anglicare Tasmania ($70,000); Bendigo South East College ($3,500); Crusoe Secondary 7-10 College ($3,500); Department of Education and Training Victoria ($56,000); Eaglehawk Secondary College ($3,500); Northern Bay P-12 College ($7,000); Weeroona College Bendigo ($3,500)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
Deakin University
Research Team
Prain V; Swabey KJ; Tytler R; Deed C; Meyers Noel; Blake D; Muir T; Farrelly C; Mooney A; Thomas DP
Period
2015 - 2018
Grant Reference
LP150100558
Teaching Secondary Mathematics (2014 - 2015)$76,434
Description
The project will investigate; 1) how education jurisdictions and university mathematics educators can collaborate to construct a professional learning program for secondary mathematics teachers; 2) how a collaboratively planned research based 5 day professional learning program can influence the knowledge, beliefs and practice of secondary mathematics teachers; 3) the extent to which changed practices are noticed by students; 4) the impacts of a collaboratively planned research based 5 day professional learning program on students attitudes to mathematics. The PL program will include innovative elements. In addition research detecting the impacts of teacher PL on students is rare and so the results of the project should be readily publishable in high quality journals e.g. Mathematics Teacher Education and Development and the Journal of Mathematics Teachers Education. Co-construction of PL programs is also rare and hence the documentation and analysis of this aspect of the project will make a further contribution to the research literature.
Funding
Department of Education Tasmania ($76,434)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Beswick K; Chick HL; Muir T; Fitzallen NE; Reaburn RL; Wells J
Period
2014 - 2015
Engaging pedagogy in the Middle Years (Numeracy 5-8) (2014)$13,850
Description
The focus of the inquiry is on building teacher capacity in pedagogical content knowledge of numeracy in key areas for the middle years.
Funding
Department of Education Tasmania ($13,850)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Muir T; Chick HL
Year
2014
Towards Educating Mathematics Professionals Encompassing Science and Technology (TEMPEST) (2014 - 2016)$1,738,070
Description
This project (TEMPEST) will provide teachers of mathematics K-12 including in the VET sector with: a collaboratively developed national framework for the creation, implementation, and evaluation of quality professional learning (PL); and quality PL resources addressing identified needs particularly related to the applications of mathematics in science, ICT (particularly informatics) and engineering (STEM disciplines).
Funding
Department of Industry and Science ($1,738,070)
Scheme
Grant-Aust Maths and Science Partnership Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Beswick K; Fraser SP; Callingham RA; Kilpatrick SI; Seen AJ; Muir T; Chick HL; Reaburn RL; Wells J; Fitzallen NE; Oates GN
Period
2014 - 2016
Improving Literacy and Numeracy across Years 5 to 8 in response to the outcomes of the NAPLAN results in Years 7 and 9 (2013 - 2015)$200,000
Description
The aim of this project is to work with four secondary schools and one district high school and their associated primary schools as a cluster, in an actioned-based research approach, that has a strong focus on teacher staff professional learning using the school principal as curriculum leader as a key element. The project will work to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes of high school students targeting the transition from primary to high school as a key determinant of likely success. The purpose of the action research is to explore issues, share best practice pedagogy, beliefs and practices to investigate how the performance of students in Years 7 and 9 can be improved.
Funding
Department of Education Tasmania ($200,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fraser SP; Callingham RA; Beswick K; Hay I; Moltow DT; Chick HL; Brett P; Muir T
Period
2013 - 2015
Delivering the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics in a Project-Based Learning Context (2012)$16,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($16,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Beswick K; Callingham RA; Muir T
Year
2012
Using Interactive Whiteboard (IWBs) to Enhance the Mathematics Teaching of a Selected Number of Tasmanian Teachers (2010)$21,261
Funding
University of Tasmania ($21,261)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Muir T
Year
2010
2009 R1 - 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (2009)$2,486
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,486)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Muir T
Year
2009

Research Supervision

Dr Muir is currently supervising five HDR students whose projects include the use of ICT in mathematics teaching, the role of PCK in senior mathematics classrooms, information literacy, under-achievement in adolescents and the incorporation of technical and mathematical teacher knowledge. She is particularly keen to hear from potential students with an interest in parents' involvement in mathematics education, mathematics homework and the flipped classroom.

Current

5

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDPerceptions, Perspectives and Practice: Identifying and supporting adolescent academic underachievers in the classroom2011
EdDThe use of Interactive Whiteboards in Australian Primary Schools2013
PhDSecondary Mathematics Teachers' Knowledge for Teaching Probability and Function Study and its Impact on Student Understanding2013
PhDInformation Literacy: An Investigation of middle school teacher beliefs and teaching stategies about online information credibility, reliability, and authenticity2013
PhDEvaluation of the Higher Expectation Framework as an Instructional Guide for Educators in Adult Learning Environments2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDEnhancing Mathematics Teacher Educators' Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge through Collaborative Professional Development: Ethiopia
Candidate: Seyum Tekeher Getenet
2015