Associate Professor Jennifer Way
BEd(Primary)(UWS), MEd(UWS), PhD(UWS)
Associate Professor, Mathematics Education.Sydney STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy  Primary Program Manager
A35  Education Building
The University of Sydney
Telephone  +61 2 93516272 
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Jennifer Way is a researcher in effective pedagogies for mathematics education, with particular interests in educational technologies and the role of motivation and engagement in student learning, and lecturers in primary and early childhood mathematics curriculum and pedagogy.
Jenni taught in NSW primary schools for 13 years before beginning to lecture in mathematics education at the University of Western Sydney. Involvement with schools and teachers has continued through research and professional development projects such as Numeracy Research in NSW Primary Schools (DEST 20012002), Australian Government Quality Teaching Program (20032004), and Australian School Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics (DEST 20052006).
As Director of the national Primary Mathematics Project for the University of Cambridge and the Royal Institution of Great Britain in England (1998–2000), a key role was to further develop the NRICH Mathematics website and research its impact on mathematics learning and teaching. This innovative project, endorsed by the UK government’s National Numeracy Strategy led the way in developing new approaches to nurturing mathematical talent.
A major research and development achievement has been the design and development of numerous multimedia learning objects to promote mathematics engagement and learning in Australian and New Zealand schools, through the federally funded project  The Learning Federation (DEST 20022006). Subsequent major contributions have been made to projects focused on the pedagogically sound use of digital technologies, including the national onlineresource initiatives Teaching Teachers for the Future (2011) and Top Drawer Teachers (2012).
Research interests
Learning sciences; psychology of education
 Learning technologies and new media
 Learning, cognition and motivation
Research on teaching and learning
 Teacher education and professional learning
Keywords: mathematics, primary, early years, technologies, engagement, pedagogy, teacher development
Teaching and supervision
2018 Research Supervision
L. Robertson  enacting the digital technology curriculum
H. Newman  teacher perception & early number sense
K. Abu Bakar – early number representations
M. Hijazi – Effortful control and technology in EC
E. Verde – Epistemological beliefs in EC
M. Feng  computational fluency and online resources
Auxiliary Supervision
K. Tripit – Multidigit multiplication
C. Mae – Task design
K. Cartwright – Mathematical fluency
M. Tan  Manipulatives
Current research students
Project title  Research student 

Teachers' noticing of mathematical fluency in the primary classroom: Attending, interpreting, and responding to students' demonstrated characteristics of mathematical fluency  Katherin CARTWRIGHT 
Classroom and motivational influences on upper secondary students� gendered STEM participation.  Jacky PEI 
The beliefs and practices of primary school teachers regarding the teaching of number using mathematics manipulatives  Melvin TAN 
Current projects
Thinking tools – representations in primary Science and Mathematics: an investigative study of how 712yearold children represent scientific and mathematical concepts and processes, through creating drawings of dynamic phenomena encountered during simple physical experiments.With Dr Preston. (20172018)
Emerging mathematical drawing: a study of the mathematisation of children’s drawings at school entry. (20162017)
Knowledge cocreation in schooluniversity partnerships: Knowledge practices in codesign of education innovations; bridging research and teachers’ practical knowledge. With Prof. Bobis, Dr Sutherland & Dr Curwood. (2017  )
Preparing Primary School Teachers with a Specialisation in Mathematics: investigating the needs of primary schools for mathematics leadership, and the aspirations of primary teacher education undergraduate students following a path of specialisation in mathematics. With Dr McMaster & Prof. Bobis.(20162018)
Teacher Development in Technology Use: Comparative Perspectives: In collaboration with Bejing Normal University. With Prof. Dong Yan & Dr Galstaun. (20162017)
Associations

Institute for Innovation in Science & Mathematics Education  Management Committee

Volunteer lecturer for African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Schools Enrichment Centre (South Africa 2005, 2008, 2013)

The University of Sydney Foundation Program Board of Studies (20102012)

Mathematics Research Group of Australasia  Vice President Publications (20162017)

Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Awards and honours

University of Sydney Vice Chancellor's Outstanding Teaching Award  Primary Mathematics Education team  2016.

Australian Government, Office for Learning & Teaching  Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2014  "For developing effective innovative technologybased resources for mathematics education, designed to engage and inspire future teachers of mathematics, and provide professional support nationally".

Faculty of Education and Social Work Teaching Excellence Award 2007

University of Western Sydney IRIS grant 2004

CommFoundation Research Grant. With Colin Webb 20042005
Selected grants
2017
 Understanding and facilitating learning in emerging knowledge cocreation spaces; Markauskaite L, Reimann P, Goodyear P, Pardo A, Kay J, Shaw T, Poronnik P, Bobis J, Way J, Simpson A, Sutherland L, Curwood J, Jacobson M, BartimoteAufflick K, Yacef K, Koprinska I, Calvo R; DVC Research/Sydney Research Excellence Initiative 2020 (SREI).
2015
 Catalytic representations in learning mathematics; Way J; DVC Research/Thompson Fellowships.
2013
 Multimedia Modalities and Motivation in Mathematics; Way J; Department of Education (NSW)/State Education Research Approvals Process (SERAP).
2012
 A Study of the influence of national numeracy testing and performance comparisons on teachers' knowledge, beliefs, attitudes and practice in mathematics education; Way J; Department of Education (NSW)/State Education Research Approvals Process (SERAP).
2011
 Empowering teachers of middle years mathematics: Becoming selfdirected learners; Bobis J, Way J, Anderson J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
2008
 Middle Years Transition, Engagement and Achievement in Mathematics  The MYTEAM Project; Fraser A, O'Grady S, Martin A, Bobis J, Anderson J, Way J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
2006
 Teacher support needs for effective use of mathematics learning objects; Way J; NSW Department of Education and Training (NSWDET)/Research Grants.
2004
 Promoting Research and Publication: An International Linkage between CeNTRE and UWS; Way J, Pratt D; Western Sydney University/International Research Initiatives Scheme (IRIS).
 Analysis of data contained in the CBA eLearning Grant Applications; Webb C, Way J; Commonwealth Bank of Australia/Research Grant.
2003
 Learning Federation Mathematics & Numeracy Project 2; Way J; Commonwealth  Curriculum Corporation/Research Grant.
2002
 Learning Federation Mathematics & Numeracy Project 1; Way J; Commonwealth  Curriculum Corporation/Research Grant.
 Numeracy Research in NSW Primary Schools Project  Additional School Case Studies; White A, Owens K, Southwell A, Way J; NSW Department of Education and Training (NSWDET)/Research Grant.
 Development of Accreditation CD for CMIT; Bobis J, Way J; NSW Department of Education and Training (NSWDET)/Research Grant.
2001
 Accreditation of Count Me In Too; Bobis J, Way J; NSW Department of Education/BLO Project.
 Numeracy Research in NSW Primary Schools Project  Stages 1 & 2 School Case Studies; Southwell A, White A, Way J, Owens K; NSW Department of Education and Training (NSWDET)/Research Grant.
Selected publications

Fractions: teaching for understanding (Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, 2011)

ICT and Primary Mathematics (Open University Press, 2003)













































