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Lorraine Day
B. Ed (WACAE), M. Ed (Murdoch)
Senior Lecturer

Email: lorraine.day@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0163

Biography
Lorraine’s teaching experience spans over 30 years in schools. Her passions are engaging students in mathematics and supporting the important work of teachers. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Lorraine was the Principal of a K-12 Independent school and an education consultant. Recently Lorraine has been involved in the Teaching Teachers for the Future national project investigating the integration of ICT into mathematics teaching. She has worked in a National Partnerships Project with the Catholic Education Office of WA and a Targeted Mathematics Project with the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia. Currently she is involved with a major national research project on mathematical reasoning and a local project on multiplicative thinking.

As a past President of the Mathematical Association of Western Australia and member of the National Council of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, Lorraine has been involved in mathematics education at a state and national level. She regularly contributes to mathematics education journals and has presented at state, national and international conferences, as well as working with schools in their professional development programs.
Teaching Areas
Mathematics Education
Research Expertise and Supervision
Reframing Mathematical Futures: Building a learning and teaching resource to enhance mathematical reasoning, National Project, 2014 - 2017
Enhancing the Training of Mathematics and Science Teachers Program, National Project, 2013 - 2016
Children Thinking Multiplicatively, 2014 - 2015
AISWA Algebra Project 2013 - 2014
Teaching Teachers for the Future National Project 2012 - 2013
National Partnerships Project, St Brigid's College, 2012

 

Research and engagement

Books
Day, L. (2014). Algebra tiles Australia: A concrete, visual, area-based model. WA: A-Z Type.
Book Chapters
Hurrell, D., & Day, L. (2015). Visiting teachers' perceptions about working with teacher assistants and teachers, in D.J. Chambers (ed.) Working with teaching assistants and other support staff for inclusive education (International perspectives on inclusive education, Volume 4). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp 153-172.
Journal Articles and Proceedings
  • Day, L. (2015). Algebra: Mathematically rich investigative tasks. Mathematics Teacher (in press)
  • Day, L., & Hurrell, D. (2015). An explanation for the use of arrays to promote the understanding of mental strategies for multiplication. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom (in press).
  • Day, L. (2014). Purposeful statistical investigations. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom,19(3), 20-26
  • Day, L. (2014). ICT: The changing landscape. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 19 (2), 23-27.
  • Day, L. (2013). A snapshot of the use of ICT in primary mathematics classrooms in Western Australia. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 18(1), 16-24.
  • Bate, F., Day, L., & Macnish, J. (2013). Conceptualising changes to pre-service teachers' knowledge of how to best facilitate learning in mathematics: A TPACK inspired initiative. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38(5), 14-30.
  • Day, L., & Hurrell, D. (2013). Can professional learning improve teachers' confidence, attitudes and beliefs about algebra? In Mathematics: Launching Futures. Proceedings of the 24th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. (pp. 73-77).
Conference Papers
  • Day, L. (2013). Using statistics to explore cross-curricular and social issues opportunities. The Day, L. (2015). Some of my favourite tasks. 3rd Biennial University of Notre Dame School of Education Conference. 29-30 January.
  • Hurrell, D., & Day, L. (2014). The importance of fractions in being a successful secondary mathematics student. 51st Annual Conference of The Mathematical Association of Victoria. 5-6 December.
  • Day, L. (2014). From arrays to algebra. 51st Annual Conference of The Mathematical Association of Victoria. 5-6 December.
  • Day, L., & Hurrell, D. (2014). Problem solving and reasoning in statistics and probability. 17th Annual Primary and Secondary Teachers of Mathematics Conference, ACU. 4 December.
  • Day, L. (2014). From arrays to algebra. 17th Annual Primary and Secondary Teachers of Mathematics Conference, ACU. 4 December.
  • Day, L., & Hurrell, D. (2014). The reasoning proficiency. CEOWA Primary Conference. 1-2
Professional Affiliations
Australian College of Educators (ACE)
Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL)
Mathematics Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD, USA)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM, USA)
Association of Mathematics Teachers (ATM, UK)
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT)
Mathematical Association of Western Australian (MAWA)
Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV)
Community Engagement
Professional Learning offered to external bodies
Application of Mental Computation Strategies, Sacred Heart CPS, Thornlie
Making the most of Maths300, St Patrick's Primary School, Fremantle
Maths300: A Source of Rich, Investigative Tasks (Prim.), CEOWA
Maths300: A Source of Rich, Investigative Tasks (Sec.), Duncraig SHS, Shenton College and Churchlands SHS staff
Using Rich Investigative Tasks to Enhance your Teaching, CEOWA Secondary Network Day
Maths300: A Source of Rich, Investigative Tasks (Prim.)(with Derek Hurrell), Aquinas College
Using the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, CEO South Central Region PD Day
Number & Algebra in the Australian Curriculum, CEO Central Region PD Day
Algebra Workshop 2 (with Derek Hurrell), AISWA
Algebra Workshop 3 (with Derek Hurrell), AISWA
Algebra Workshop 4 (with Derek Hurrell), AISWA
Algebra Workshop 5 (with Derek Hurrell), AISWA
Making the most of Maths300, Duncraig SHS
An introduction to middle years algebra, St Brigid's College
Developing an algebra unit of work, St Brigid's College
Maths evening for parents and girls (with Charles Lovitt), Methodist Ladies' College
Reflection on the algebra unit of work, St Brigid's College
Introduction to Algebra (with Derek Hurrell), AISWA
Using Maths300 in Secondary Maths Classrooms, Duncraig SHS

I work in a voluntary capacity with Resilient Youth Australia as a statistical consultant