Professor Doug Clarke - Faculty of Education & Arts (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


Research interests including mathematical tasks, early mathematics learning, teacher professional development, the power of the one-to-one, task-based assessment interview, rational number learning, and making mathematics relevant to students' needs and interests.


Phone :(03) 9953 3287 (Melbourne)
URIs : Personal Website

Research Interests

Early Mathematics Learning ; Teacher Professional Development ; Teacher ; One-To-One ; Task-Based Assessment Interview ; Education ; Making Mathematics Relevant To Students ; Mathematics ; Numeracy ; Learning ; Early Learning ; Rational Number Learning ;

Methods Expertise

Case study research ;

Research Projects

Selected Publications


Creatiing a classroom culture which encourages students to persist on cognitively demanding tasks


Teaching with tasks for effective mathematics learning


The power of a single game to address a range of important ideas in fraction learning, in Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom (print version)


Using mathematical tasks built around "real" contexts: Opportunites and challenges for teachers and students: The need for greater challenge and relevance for students in the middle years, in Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom (print ve...

Students' fraction comparison startegies as a window into robust understanding and possible pointers for instruction, in Educational Studies in Mathematics: an international journal (print version)

Converting Mathematics Tasks to Learning Opportunities: An Important Aspect of Knowledge for Mathematics Teaching, in Mathematics Education Research Journal (print ver...


The mathematics teacher as curriculum maker: Developing knowledge for enacting curriculum, in Knowledge and Beliefs in Mathematics Teaching and Teaching Development