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Dr Paula Mildenhall


Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5065, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO8.412
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5065  
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.412  


Paula is a Lecturer for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Professional Associations

  • 2014 - Mathematical Association of Western Australia
  • 2014 - Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers

Research Interests

  • How to develop number sense in children
  • Video research
  • The use of semiotic resources to teach primary mathematics

Staff Qualifications

  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), Edith Cowan University, 2011.
  • MEd (Master of Education), Edith Cowan University, 2006.
  • B (Bachelor Degree), United Kingdom, 1990.


Recent Research Grants

  • Semiotic resources in the Kindy mathematics classroom,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2013,  2013 - 2014,  $22,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Mildenhall, P., (2014), Number sense development in the pre-primary classroom. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 19(3), 6-10, Adelaide, SA.
  • Northcote, M., Mildenhall, P., Marshall, L., Swan, P., (2010), Interactive whiteboards: Interactive or just whiteboards?. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 26(4), 494-510, Australian Capital Territory.

Conference Publications

  • Mildenhall, P., (2015), Early years teachers' perspectives on teaching through multiple metaphors and multimodality. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 413-420.
  • Mildenhall, P., (2013), Using semiotic resources when building images of the part-whole model of fractions. Mathematics education: Yesterday, today and tomorrow (Proceedings of the 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia), 36(7-11 July 2013), 506-512, Melbourne.
  • Mildenhall, P., Hackling, M., (2012), The Impact of a Professional Learning Intervention Designed to Enhance Year Six Students? Computational Estimation Performance. Mathematics Education: Expanding Horizons, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 497-504, Adelaide.
  • Mildenhall, P., Hackling, M., Swan, P., (2010), Computational Estimation in the Primary School: A Single Case Study of One Teacher?s Involvement in a Professional Learning Intervention. MERGA33 ? 2010 : Shaping the Future of Mathematics Education Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 407-413, Western Australia.
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