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About Catherine Pearn

TPTC Burwood State Coll, DipT Phillip IT, GDME HIE , MEd La T.

Cath is a Senior Research Fellow in Assessment and Reporting (Mathematics and Science). In her previous roles, including in the ACER Institute, she has written, delivered and reviewed programs for primary and secondary teachers in Australia and overseas. As a lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Melbourne Cath teaches early childhood, primary, secondary and special education students at postgraduate level. Since 1992 she has been involved in research projects investigating how students learn Mathematics at the early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary levels, particularly students mathematically ‘at risk’. Her current PhD research is looking at the links between fraction competence and algebraic thinking.


Present Senior Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Refereed Articles (3)

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