Graduate Student Supervision (since 2000)

Doctoral Theses Supervised

Jamshid Nejad, Masomeh (PhD, 2017), Students’ understanding of transformations of sinusoidal functions.   

Jayakody, Gaya  (PhD, 2015), University first year students’ discourse on continuous function: A comognitive interpretation.

Chavoshi Jolfaee, Simin (PhD, 2015), Objective and subjective probability: Undergraduate students’ descriptions, examples and arguments. 

Wijeratne, Chanakya, (PhD, 2015), Infinity, Paradoxes and Context.

Subedi, Krishna (PhD, 2014), Dealing with Abstraction: Reducing Abstraction in Teaching (RAiT)

Chernoff, Egan*(PhD, 2009), Subjective Probabilities Derived from the Perceived Randomness of Sequences of Outcomes

Mamolo, Ami* (PhD, 2009), Glimpses of Infinity: Intuitions, Paradoxes, and Cognitive Leaps

Businskas, Aldona (PhD, 2008), Conversations about connections: How secondary mathematics teachers conceptualize and contend with mathematical connections

Kavousian, Shabnam (PhD, 2008), Enquiries into Undergraduate Students' Understanding of Combinatorial Structures

Berezovski, Tetyana (PhD, 2007), Exposing Pre-service Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Knowledge Through New Research Designed Methodology

Gholamazad, Soheila (PhD, 2006), Pre-service elementary school teachers’ experiences with interpreting and creating proofs

Bogomolny, Marianna (PhD, 2006), The role of example-generation tasks in students’ understanding of linear algebra

Lucus, Calin (PhD, 2005), Composition of functions and the inverse function of a function: Main ideas, as perceived by teachers

Liljedahl, Peter* (PhD, 2004), The AHA! experience: Mathematical contexts, pedagogical implications

Stewart, Christine (PhD, 2003), Procedural Change in Mathematics: Tales of Adoption and Resistance

Campbell, Stephen* (PhD, 1998), Preservice Teachers' Understanding of Elementary Number Theory: Qualitative Constructivist Research Situated Within a Kantian Framework  

(*) Indicates recipients of convocation medals.

Doctoral Committee Member

Sirotic, Natasa (PhD, 2015), Knowledge grown through Lesson Study: A case of secondary mathematics teachers' collaborative learning

Cimen, Arda (PhD, 2013), Mathematics learner profiling using behavioral, physiological and self-reporting methods

Gol Tabaghi, Shiva (PhD, 2012), Using Dynamic Geometry to Explore Linear Algebra Concepts: the Emergence of Mobile, Visual Thinking

Halmaghi, Elena (PhD, 2011), Undergraduate students’ conceptions of inequalities

Percival, Irene (PhD, 2004), The use of cultural perspectives in the elementary school mathematics classroom

Raychaudhury, Debasree (PhD, 2001), The Tension and the Balance between One Mathematical Concept and Student Constructions of it: Solution to a Differential Equation

Danenhover, Peter (PhD, 2001), Learning Complex Analysis: The Role of Multiple Representations

Master Theses Supervised

Khalili, Pouyan  (M.Sc., 2016),  Mathematical Needs in the Physics Classroom.     

Hiebert, Erica (M.Sc., 2013), Investigating Students’ Understanding of Square Numbers and Square Roots

Berg, Deanna (MA, 2012), Algebraic Thinking in the Elementary Classroom

Kraemer, Karl (M.Sc., 2011), Algebraic difficulties as an obstacle for high school Calculus

Balakrishnan, Chandra (M.Sc., 2008), Teaching Secondary School Mathematics through Storytelling

Berezovski, Tetyana (M.Sc., 2004), Students’ understanding of logarithms.

Sirotic, Natasa (M.Sc., 2004), An inquiry into prospective teachers’ understanding of irrational numbers

Gadowsky, Karen (M.Sc., 2001), A Window on Learning by Inquiry with Technology: Exploring Transformations of Functions

Levy, Bat-Sheva (M.Sc., 1999), Fuzzy Logic: A Model to Explain Students' Mathematical Decision Making

Rogers, Cindy (MA, 1999), Teaching Mathematics: Obstacles and Influences Affecting the Practices of Beginning Teachers

Moor, Jane (M.Sc., 1998), The Virtual Classroom: An Innovative Approach to Learning Mathematics

Woodward, Tige (MA, 1998), Exploration of Grade 8 Students' Fraction Sense

Langille, Michael (M.Sc., 1996), Students' Sense Making of Fractal Geometry

Reed, Karen (M.Sc., 1996), Discovering Circle Geometry with Geometer's Sketchpad

Devito, Gordon (M.Ed., 1993), Exploring Procedures in PASCAL Programming

Masters Committee Member

Pruner, Michael   (M.Sc, 2016), Observations in thinking classroom    

Wuolle, Suzanne  (M.Sc, 2016), How and why teachers use real world connections in the secondary mathematics classroom    

Larsen, Judy (M.Sc., 2013), Investigating Students’ Understanding of Square Numbers and Square Roots

Toorian, Ali (M.Sc., 2012), Tusi: Mathematician, Mathematics Educator and Teacher, and the Saviour of the Mathematics

Shannon, Darien (M.Sc., 2009), Avoidance Behavior in Mathematics 10 classroom

Fraser, Duncan (M.Sc., 2007), Using cognitive conflict to promote a structural understanding of Grade 11 Algebra

Rickard, Scott (M.Sc., 2006), Unpacking Student Discourse in Middle School Mathematics

Wu, Jimmy (M.Sc., 2003), Calculator Literacy

Bonnet, Denise (M.Sc., 2003), Integrating Technology into Secondary Mathematics classroom: A multiple case study of a professional development model

Napitupulu, Bettisari (M.Sc., 2001), An exploration of Student Understanding and Van Hiele Levels of Thinking on Geometric Constructions

Nielson, Jane (M.Sc., 2001), The Use of Multiple-Choice and Constructed-Response Items in Assessing Mathematics Achievement

Rao, Mark (M.Sc., 2001), Curriculum Implementation of Mathematics 11 in British Columbia:  A Case Study

Lewis, Penelope (M.A., 2000), Changing Teaching Practice in Elementary Science Education Using Action Research: A Case Study

Wong, Andy (M.Sc., 1998), Using the Graphing Calculator in the Teaching of Secondary Mathematics

Dubois, Larry (M.Ed., 1992), The Use of Systematic Inquiry with Mathematics Software to Explore Functions in Grade 11