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John Griffith Tupouniua

Postdoctoral Fellow - Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities

Institute of Education

Dr. John Griffith Moala Tupouniua is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Education, Massey University in New Zealand. His current research works towards enhancing Maori and Pasifika students' achievement in mathematics. He is originally from Tonga, and was educated in the United States. John 's other research interest includes: analyzing advanced mathematical thinking and teaching and learning discrete mathematics (more specifically, the algorithmatizing approach). Also published as: Moala, John Griffith; Moala, J., Moala, J.G.

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Analyzing Mathematical Thinking

Teaching and Learning Discrete Mathematics

Enhancing Pasifika Students' Achivement in Mathematics

How Students Create Algorithms

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Education (130000):
Mathematical Sciences (010000)

Research Outputs

Journal

Moala, JG. (2019). Creating algorithms by accounting for features of the solution: the case of pursuing maximum happiness. Mathematics Education Research Journal.
[Journal article]Authored by: Tupouniua, J.
Moala, JG., Yoon, C., & Kontorovich, I. (2019). Localized considerations and patching: Accounting for persistent attributes of an algorithm on a contextualized graph theory task. Journal of Mathematical Behavior. 55
[Journal article]Authored by: Tupouniua, J.
Yoon, C., Chin, SL., Moala, JG., & Choy, BH. (2018). Entering into dialogue about the mathematical value of contextual mathematising tasks. Mathematics Education Research Journal. 30(1), 21-37
[Journal article]Authored by: Tupouniua, J.

Thesis

Moala, J. (2019). Exploring Mechanisms by which Student-Invented Algorithms in Mathematics Emerge. (Doctoral Thesis, The University of Auckland)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Tupouniua, J.
Moala, J. (2013). Interior-Point Methods for Linear Programming.. (Master's Thesis, The University of Auckland)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Tupouniua, J.

Report

Yoon, C., & Moala, J.(2019). Making mathematical thinking visible. : Teaching and Learning Research Initiative
[Technical Report]Authored by: Tupouniua, J.

Conference

Moala, J., & Hunter, R. (2019). Developing mathematical resilience among diverse learners: Preliminary progress and problematics.. In G. Hine, S. Blackley, & A. Cooke (Eds.) Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice. (pp. 500 - 507). : 42nd MERGA Conference 2019
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Tupouniua, J.
Moala, J., Yoon, C., & Kontorovich, I. (2018). The emergence of a prototype of a contextualized algorithm in a graph theory task. In A. Weinberg, C. Rasmussen, J. Rabin, M. Wawro, & B. Stacy (Eds.) Proceedings of the 21st Conference on Research for Undergraduate Mathematics Education. : 21st Conference on Research for Undergraduate Mathematics Education
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Tupouniua, J.
Moala, J. (2018). How do students create algorithms? Exploring a group's attempt to maximise happiness. In J. Hunter, P. Perger, & L. Darragh (Eds.) Making waves, opening spaces: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. (pp. 353 - 360).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Tupouniua, J.
Yoon, C., Chin, SL., Moala, J., & Maheux, JF. (2017). Reflecting teams for developing student sensitivity in mathematical noticing.. In B. Kaur, WK. Ho, TL. Toh, & BH. Choy (Eds.) Proceedings of 41st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Vol. 1 (pp. 295 - 295).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Tupouniua, J.
Moala, J., Yoon, C., & Kontorovich, I. (2017). A puzzling misconception or a logically persistent way of understanding? Examining structures of attention.. In B. Kaur, WK. Ho, TL. Toh, & BH. Choy (Eds.) Proceedings of the 41st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Vol. 2 (pp. 369 - 376).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Tupouniua, J.

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