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Our Centre is comprised of a unique group of faculty members, interested in issues surrounding science, mathematics, and technology education.

Larry Bencze
Clare Brett
Rina Cohen
Indigo Esmonde
Wanja Gitari
Gila Hanna
Jim Hewitt
Ron Lancaster
Cathy Marks Krpan
Douglas McDougall
Erminia Pedretti
John Percy
Jim Slotta
John Wallace



Cathy Marks Krpan

Research Overview

Dr. Cathy Marks Krpan is a former classroom teacher and district education consultant. She teaches mathematics education courses in the graduate programs at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. An award-winning educator and author, Cathy's current publication, Teaching Math with Meaning was released in 2017. Cathy presents to educators, district leaders and parents across North America, Asia, and Europe on effective ways to engage students in learning mathematics.

Cathy's primary research interests in mathematics education focus on how to support students who struggle and English Language Learners. Her current research projects focus on mathematical think-alouds and the development of student argumentation. Cathy enjoys facilitating research in classrooms, learning alongside teachers and students. She is currently part of the editorial team of the NCTM Journal Teaching Children Mathematics.





Research Grants and Contracts

2017 Identifying Mathematical Knowledge in Student Argumentations
2014 Exploration of Mathematical Proofs in Elementary Classrooms
2012 English Language Learners in Global Classrooms
2010 Exploring Math Pedagogy through Action Research
2009 Approaches to Problem Solving with English Language Learners
2008 Action Research and Teacher Collaboration in Mathematics
2007 Math Talk and its Impact on Student Learning: An Action Research Approach


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