Simin Chavoshi

My current major interest is looking into learners’ probabilistic thinking at different levels through their examples, their responses to the tasks, the difficulties they encounter when solving problems and the way they make sense of probabilistic notions.

Year Graduated: 2015
Program/Degree:
 Mathematics Education PhD

Thesis: Objective and subjective probability: Undergraduate student descriptions, examples, and arguments

With a master’s degree in mathematics I joined the program in 2009. As expected from a PhD program, the courses I have been through were mostly geared toward theory and there seemed little room for questions such as how these theories are applicable to a real classroom teaching setting and how can we be better teachers. Instead, the program provided this invaluable opportunity to think and learn about questions and issues equally important such as what can we learn and how do we learn, what is mathematics and what are we that can learn mathematics. My current major interest is looking into learners’ probabilistic thinking at different levels through their examples, their responses to the tasks, the difficulties they encounter when solving problems and the way they make sense of probabilistic notions.