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Lorna Quinnell



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Dr Lorna Quinnell is a Lecturer in the College of Education, specialising in mathematics. She is interested in literacy in mathematics, in particular pre-service teachers’ understanding of the language, symbolism, and representations used in mathematics. Her other research work has focused on the diversity of symbolism and representations in mathematics, the literacy demands of NAPLAN tests, mathematical investigations and problem solving, and critical thinking. Dr Lorna Quinnell holds degrees in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Education. She has published in mathematics education, literacy education, and other education journals. 

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Dr Lorna Quinnell completed a doctorate in mathematics education in 2016:

Quinnell, L. (2016). Literacy in mathematics in preservice education (Doctoral dissertation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane). Available at           

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

Award Date: 26 Nov 2016

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Preservice teachers as document detectives

Quinnell, L., Iyer, R. & Ewing, B., Aug 2020, In : Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 45, 6, p. 17-33 17 p.

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  • Those muddling M's: Scaffolding understanding of averages in mathematics

    Quinnell, L., 2017, In : Australian Mathematics Teacher. 73, 3, p. 6-12 7 p.

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