Professor Dianne Siemon

Adjunct Professor

Phone: 9433 0150

  • Biography

    Dianne Siemon is Professor Emerita of Mathematics Education in the School of Education at RMIT University (Bundoora) and an Adjunct Professor at The University of Notre Dame Australia. Since 1999 her major role has been in initiating, leading and managing large scale numeracy research and development projects in partnership with State and Territory Department of Education around Australia. She has been awarded two Linkage Research Awards, a Research Innovation Award and a Research and Development Award. In 2018 her team won the Beth Southwell Practical Implications Award jointly presented by the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) and the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) for their work on developing evidenced -based learning progressions for mathematical reasoning in Years 4 to 9 funded by the Australian Mathematics and Science Partnership Programme.

    Di remains an active member of the mathematics education professional community and is a Past President of both the Mathematical Association of Victoria and AAMT. In 2013, she was invited to present the Hannah Neumann Address, the highest honour that can be accorded an Australian Mathematics Educator. She is the first author of Teaching Mathematics: Foundation to Middle Years text that is widely used in pre-service teacher education including the University of Notre Dame in WA. Di is also actively engaged in the provision of professional development services for State and Territory Departments of Education and schools and is noted for her work on the ‘big ideas’ in number, the teaching and learning of mathematics in the middle years, and the use of rich assessment tasks to inform teaching.