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Ms Kirsten Roberts


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 9780 7830
Campus: South West  
Room: BU5.106  

Kirsten is a Lecturer in Mathematics at the School of Education.

Current teaching

  • MAE 1250
  • MAE 2250
  • MAE 3270
  • MPE 6105.


Kirsten is an experienced educator having taught at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. She has been a classroom teacher at all levels of primary school and taught Mathematics at secondary school up to year 12. Given that her teaching experiences spans all year levels, Kirsten has an excellent working knowledge of the progression of mathematics learning, relevant pedagogy for each stage of development and the misconceptions which may arise during the course of teaching and learning. Kirsten commenced with ECU in 2013 as a Practicum Supervisor and moved into a Mathematics education lecturing role in 2015. Kirsten is the unit coordinator of the third year mathematics unit as part of the Bachelor of Education (Primary). She also lectures/tutors in the first and second year B.Ed (Primary) Mathematics units; and the Master of Teaching Mathematics and curriculum/assessment units.

Professional associations

  • 2012: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (Member)
  • 2012: Mathematics Association of Western Australia (Member)
  • 2012: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (Member).

Research areas and interests

  • The M in STEM - drawing out the Mathematics during STEM learning activities.
  • Keeping young girls engaged in Mathematics for their future.
  • Alleviating maths anxiety in primary school and beyond.


  • Master of Education, Edith Cowan University, 2013.
  • Bachelor of Education, Murdoch University, 2003.
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