# 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
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## 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*