Dr Sashi Sharma

Sashi Sharma

Senior Lecturer


Language/Literacy/Linguistics; Mathematics Education; Statistics; Teacher Education

Qualifications: PhD Waikato, M.Ed Waikato

Papers Taught

Research Interests

I am a senior lecturer in the Division of Education.  My research is located in the intersection of mathematics and statistics with a particular focus on linguistic and cultural issues in the teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics. I have led a number of research projects that have used a combination of surveys, individual and focus group interviews and in-depth site-based case studies. I have extensive experience in classroom-based research with years 8 to 12 students and teachers. My work has been published in peer reviewed journals in mathematics education, statistics education and general education. Prior to this academic career I taught mathematics in New Zealand and Fiji. I work with a voluntary teacher education programme called RATA. The programme provides invaluable professional development for untrained teachers in Africa and India. I speak Hindi and English depending on the social context.

Recent Publications

  • Sharma, S., & Sharma, S. (2022). Successful teaching practices for English language learners in multilingual mathematics classrooms: a meta-analysis. Mathematics Education Research Journal. doi:10.1007/s13394-022-00414-0

  • Sharma, S., Sharma, S., Doyle, P., Marcelo, L., & Kumar, D. (2021). Teaching and learning probability using games: A systematic review of research from 2010–2020. Waikato Journal of Education, 26(2), 51-64. doi:10.15663/wje.v26i2.881

  • Sharma, S. (2021). English Language learners learning statistics in multilingual classrooms. In The 14th International Congress on Mathematical Educaiton.. Virtual.

  • Dayal, H., & Sharma, S. (2021). Secondary pre-service teachers’ views on using games in teaching probability: An international collaboration. In Y. Leong, B. Kaur, B. H. Choy, J. B. W. Yeo, & S. L. Chin (Eds.), Excellence in Mathematics Education: Foundations & Pathways. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (pp. 187-194). Singapore: MERGA Inc.

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