Minnie Liu

"Mathematics has always been my passion."

Year Graduated: 2019
 Mathematics Education PhD

Mathematics has always been my passion. However, sharing my passion for mathematics to secondary school students proves to be more difficult than I have imagined. This led me to Simon Fraser University. After I completed my MSc in 2011, I joined the PhD program. Both the MSc and PhD programs challenge me to critically reflect on my practice and the various theories of learning and teaching mathematics. Currently, I am interested in promoting students’ mathematical literacy skills through the use of tasks and activities. I focus on the various approaches students take to solve these tasks, and their behaviors during these activities.