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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


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


Recent Research Grants

  • Research and evaluation of the STEM learning evaluation,  Scitech,  Grant,  2016 - 2019,  $114,024.
  • 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., Sherriff, B., (2017), Using multiple metaphors and multimodalities as a semiotic resource when teaching year 2 students computational strategies. Mathematics Education Research Journal, N/A(N/A), 1-24, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1007/s13394-017-0212-8.
  • Mildenhall, P., (2016), Estimation in the primary school: Developing a key mathematical skill for life. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 21(1), 18-22.
  • Mildenhall, P., (2014), Number sense development in the pre-primary classroom. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 19(3), 6-10, Adelaide, SA.

Conference Publications

  • Bolton, D., Mildenhall, P., Sim,k.n, KN., Lounsbury, L., Northcote, M., (2016), Engaging students in the use of technologies for assessment within Personal Learning Environments (PLE's). The development of a framework. Show me the learning: Conference Proceedings 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, 1(27-30 Nov, 2016), 57 - 66.
  • Lounsbury, L., Mildenhall, P., Bolton, D., Northcote, M., Anderson, A., (2015), Higher education students' use of technologies for assessment within Personal Learning Environments (PLEs). Conference Proceedings ASCILITE 2015: Globally connected, digitally enabled, 202-215.
  • 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.
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