About our Faculty Members
Ron Lancaster, Senior Lecturer
Ron Lancaster taught middle and high school mathematics for over 20 years and has worked as an independent mathematics consultant for schools, educational organizations and technology companies in North America, Asia and Israel. He is currently a Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.
Ron has been a presenter at hundreds of conferences, including the highly-regarded Phillips Exeter Academy Mathematics and Technology Conference for the past nineteen years, and the 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007 SEATCCO-EARCOS Educators’ conferences in Jakarta, Bali, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. The topics for his workshops address a wide range of issues such as connecting mathematics with art; the use of photos as a way of promoting mathematical enquiry; and the use of handheld technology and computer software. Ron is well known for his expertise in designing Math Trails and has conducted numerous workshops for teachers on this topic.
Ron has created these math paths in many cities, particularly in Singapore where over 7000 students and hundreds of teachers have enjoyed his walks in shopping centres, parks and art museums. Ron was an on-air teacher and consultant for several television series, one of which won a Gold Medal at the 1990 International Film and TV Festival of New York. Ron created and edited popular on-going monthly columns for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (Media Clips, The Mathematics Investigator and The Mathematical Lens) and was an author for Addison-Wesley Canada.
• handheld technologies; dynamic geometry software; computer algebra systems; connections between mathematics and the world around us; the integration of mathematics with the arts; numeracy; literacy