Ms Judy Bailey

Judy Bailey

Researcher (Mathematics Education) - Technology, Environmental, Mathematics, and Science Education Research Centre Programme Co-ordinator (GradDipT Hamilton & MMP) - Office of Initial Teacher Education and Undergraduate Studies Senior Lecturer - Te Hononga School of Curriculum and Pedagogy


Mathematics Education; Teacher Education; Teaching

Qualifications: Master of Education University of Waikato Diploma of Teaching NZ Department of Education Bachelor of Science University of Waikato

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Bailey, Ms Judy 7742 jlbailey TL.4.02 Te Hononga Curriculum and Pedagogy

You can contact staff by:
  • Calling +64 7 838 4466  select option 1, then enter the extension
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    • For extensions starting with 4: dial +64 7 838 extension
    • For extensions starting with 5: dial +64 7 858 extension
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    • For extensions starting with 8: dial +64 7 557 extension (TAURANGA exts only)
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Research Supervised

I am currently second supervisor for a student who is exploring how Tikanga Māori can be implemented appropriately in a secondary school setting.

Research Interests

Current research interests include:

  • ongoing examination of the use of mathematical investigations with pre-service teachers;
  • examining differing conceptions of mathematics, how these might impact on teaching, and exploring ideas for teaching mathematics from a constructive and creative perspective. This research stems from a concern for those learners who have been marginalised in their experiences of learning mathematics.
  • professional support for primary mathematics teachers.
  • pre-service teacher education
  • Judy has also been part of a team that researched pre-service teachers' understandings and implementation of the New Zealand Curriculum document in their mathematics teaching.

Recent Publications

  • Bailey, J. (2018). The end of national standards: An opportunity to find creativity in primary mathematics?. Teachers and Curriculum, 18(1), 85-87. doi:10.15663/tandc.v18i1.328 Open Access version:

  • Bailey, J., & Ellis, J. (2018). Mathematical problem solving in the new entrant classroom: a teacher’s experience of learning to teach mathematics differently. In People, Places and Things: Implications for New Zealand’s Strategic Plan for Early Learning. Conference held at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

  • Bailey, J. (2018). Beginning teachers learning to teach mathematics through problem-solving. In MERGA 41. Conference held at Massey University Albany Campus, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Bailey, J. (2017). Embedding problem-solving in a primary mathematics programme. Waikato Journal of Education, 22(4), 19-31. doi:10.15663/wje.v22i4.555 Open Access version:

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