Mina Sedaghatjou

"Mathematics Education program at SFU offered me a good opportunity to expand and build my knowledge in relation to teaching and learning mathematics using digital technology and related philosophical and theoretical background."

Year Graduated: 2017
Program/Degree:
Mathematics Education PhD

Thesis: Mathematical Tool Fluency: Learning Mathematics via Touch-based Technology

I'm currently serving as an Assistant Professor at Alfred University in New York.

I graduated from the University of Malaya (Malaysia) in 2010, with an M.Sc. in Mathematics Education with IT. I enrolled in the PhD program in Math Education at Simon Fraser University with an insatiable curiosity and a desire to explore what interventions aid in the improvement of learning mathematics and geometry, in particular, the use of interactive geometry software. My research interest was focused on mental rotation ability which has been shown to produce one of the largest and most consistent gender differences, in favor of males, in the cognitive, neuroscience, and education literature.

Who is a faculty member you have enjoyed working with and why?
I truly enjoyed working with Dr. Nathalie Sinclair and Dr. Stephen Campbell for their great support, professional expertise, and knowledge.