Ann Gervasoni is Associate Professor, Numeracy at Monash University.
Ann is deputy leader of the Faculty Mathematics, Science and Technology Academic Community and Course Leader of Early Years and Primary Programs at Monash University. Her previous professional appointments include primary school teacher and leader, mathematics consultant with the Catholic Education Office Melbourne, and Senior Lecturer at Australian Catholic University in Ballarat.
Ann is strongly engaged in mathematics education research. She was a member of the research team for the Victorian-based Early Numeracy Research Project (1999-2001), and Research Director of the Bridging the Numeracy Gap in Low SES and Aboriginal Communities Project (2009-2011). She is currently leading two research projects focused on the mathematics learning of 3-5 year-old children in family contexts – Let’s Count funded by The Smith Family, and Numeracy@Home funded by the Australian Council of Research. Ann’s PhD research focused on enhancing mathematics learning for young children facing barriers to education. She developed the Extending Mathematical Understanding Intervention Program which is used across three states in Australia.
Over the past 8 years Ann has worked with School Principals and Mathematics Leaders across 160 Catholic schools in Sydney and western, north-eastern and southern NSW in a project focusing on system-wide reform of mathematics learning and teaching. Ann has also been involved in several community engagement projects. She co-ordinated the Ballarat Clemente Program for adults who are marginalised and initiated several Maths Clubs for children living in low SES communities in Ballarat.
Ann was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation in 2009 for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, the 2011 Mathematics Education Group of Australasia’s Research Award as part of the Early Numeracy Research Project Team, and the 2016 Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia’s Beth Southwell Practical Implications Award for Let’s Count. Ann is an alumna of Genazzano and the 2017 Federation University Alumna of the Year.
Ann will present “Innovations, insights and key research-based strategies for improving mathematics learning in the middle years” at the Learning and Teaching Symposium.