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Dr Daya Weerasinghe

Lecturer, FAST Mathematics





Berwick Campus, Online


Dr Daya Weerasinghe is a Lecturer in mathematics at Federation University Australia, with a PhD in mathematics education. Dr Weerasinghe has advanced expertise in understanding parents’ perceptions and involvement in the mathematics education of their children.

Daya’s research interests include teaching and learning mathematics, STEM education, and equity in education, particularly in the areas of culture, gender and academic year-level of students. He is also interested in research related to teacher education, English as an Additional Language education, and enabling programs. He is available to supervise higher degree research students in any of the above areas.

Daya’s research involves mixed methods, especially explanatory sequential design of qualitative and quantitative methods. He has expertise in the areas of questionnaire design, thematic analysis, meta-analysis, and statistical analysis methods. He enjoys working in collaboration with national and international researchers to disseminate information to the wide world of educational research.

Parent-Child Stress on School Mathematics Homework in a Multicultural Society

The aim of this chapter is to discuss parent-child stress among different cultures in relation to...

Striking a Balance between Children's Need of Support and Parental Roles in Mathematics Homework

The purpose of this article is to provide insights into parent-child engagement in mathematics...

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A mixed methods design to investigate student outcomes based on parental attitudes, beliefs, and expectations in mathematics education

The purpose of this explanatory sequential mixed methods study was to investigate factors...

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Parental expectations and student performance in secondary school mathematics education

Parental expectations often differ to that of their children and the influence and involvement of...

A Cross-cultural Comparison of Parental Expectations for the Mathematics Achievement of their Secondary School Students

This paper presents results from a survey of 80 parents and 120 secondary school students in...

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