Dr Jill Brown - Nat Sch of Education (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


My expertise is in mathematics education. My teaching includes mathematics education for Early Childhood, Primary, and Secondary pre-service and in-service teacher education. I have a particular interest researching the teaching, learning and assessing of real world applications and mathematical modelling, functions in technology-rich environments, affordances, zone theory, and anything that furthers our understanding of teaching and leaning mathematics

You can find out about my publications via http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=OCZIwoQAAAAJ&hl=en


Phone :3847 (Melbourne)
Email :Jill.Brown@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Mathematics ; Mathematics Education ; Real-World ; Mathematical Modelling ; Functions ; Mathematical Thinking, Reasoning and Proof ; Technology-Rich Teaching and Learning Environments ; Applications and investigations ; Teacher Education ; Authentic Learning ;

Methods Expertise

Qualitative Research ; Case Study-Research ; Grounded Theory ; Design-based research ; Mixed methods ;

Research Projects

Selected Publications


Brown, J.P. Context and understanding: The case of linear models., in In G.A. Stillman, W. Blum, & G. Kaiser (Eds.), Mathematical modelling and applications: Crossing and researching boundaries in mathematics education (pp. 211-222). Cham: Springer

Brown, J.P., & Stillman, G. Developing the roots of modelling conceptions: 'mathematical modelling is the life of the world'. , in International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 48(3), 353-373

Brown, J.P. Teachers' perspectives of changes in their practice during a technology in mathematics education research project. , in Teaching and Teacher Education, 64, 52-65


Stillman, G., Brown, J., Galbraith, P., & Ng, K. E. D. Research into mathematical applications and modelling. , in In K. Makar, S. Dole, J. Visnovska, M. Goos, A. Bennison, & K. Fry (Eds.), Research in mathematics education in Australasia 2012-2015 (pp


Brown, J. Complexities of digital technology use and the teaching and learning of function., in Computers and Education, 87, 112-122.


Stillman, G., & Brown, J. Evidence of implemented anticipation in mathematising by beginning modellers, in Mathematics Education Research Journal, 26(4), 763-789.


Brown, J. Inducting Year 6 Students into 'A Culture of Mathematising as a Practice', in In G. Stillman, G. Kaiser, W. Blum, & J. P. Brown (Eds.), Teaching mathematical modelling: Connecting to research and practice (pp. 295-305). Dordrecht: Springer.

Clarke, D., Roche, A., Wilke, K., Wright, V., Brown, J., Downton, A., Horne, M., Knight, R., McDonough, A., Sexton. M, & Worrall, C. Demonstration lessons in mathematics education: Teachersa?? observation foci and intended changes in practice. , in Mathematics Education Research Journal, 25(2), 207-230.

Stillman, G. A., Kaiser, G., Blum, W., & Brown, J. P. (Eds.). (2013). , in Teaching mathematical modelling: Connecting to research and practice. Dordrecht: Springer. 627 + xv pp.


Stillman, G., & Brown, J. Pre-service secondary mathematics teachers' affinity with using modelling tasks in teaching years 8-10. , in In G. Kaiser, W., Blum, R., Borromeo Ferri, R., & G. Stillman, (Eds.), Trends in teaching and learning of mathematical modelling, (pp. 289-298). New York: Springer.


Brown, J. Concept maps: Implications for the teaching of functions. , in In R. Hunter., B. Bricknell, & T. Burgess (Eds.), Crossing divides. (Proceedings of the 32nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Wellington, New Zealand, Vol. 1, pp. 65-72). Adelaide: MERGA.


Schwarz, B., Leung, I., Buchholtz, N., Kaiser, G., Stillman, G., Brown, J., & Vale, C. (2008). Future teachers' professional knowledge on argumentation and proof: A case study from three countries. , in ZDM-The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 40(5), 791-811.

Stillman, G. A., Brown, J. P., & Galbraith, P. L. Research into the teaching and learning of applications and modelling in Australasia. , in n H. Forgasz, A. Barkatsas, A. Bishop, B. Clarke, S. Keast, W-T. Seah, P. Sullivan, & S. Willis (Eds.), Research in Mathematics Education in Australasia 2004-2007 (pp. 141-164). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.


Brown, J.Early notions of functions in a technology-rich teaching and learning environment (TRTLE) , in Proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia


Brown, J. Affordances of a technology-rich teaching and learning environment., in Building connections: Theory, research, and practice, Proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Melbourne


Brown, J., Stillman, G., & Herbert, S. (2004). Can the notion of affordances be of use in the design of a technology enriched mathematics curriculum?Brown, J., Stillman, G., & Herbert, S. (2004). Can the notion of affordances be of use in the design of a , in In I. Putt, R. Faragher, & M. McLean (Eds.), Mathematics Education for the third millennium: Towards 2010

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