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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning
Gila Hanna

Gila Hanna
Professor Emerita

phone: (416) 978-0072
email: gila.hanna@utoronto.ca  

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Centre for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education

Research Overview

Gila Hanna's research topics include mathematics education, the role of proof in mathematics education, philosophical aspects of proof, and gender and mathematics education.

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Representative Publications

Hanna, G. , & Larvor, B. (2020).  As Thurston says? On using quotations from famous mathematicians to make points about philosophy and education. ZDM Mathematics Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11858-020-01154-w

Hanna,G., Reid, D., & de Villiers, M. (Eds.). (2019). Proof technology in mathematics research and teaching. New York: Springer. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030284824

Yan, K., Mason, J., & Hanna, G. (2019). Probing interactions in exploratory teaching: a case study. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 50(2), 244-259. 

Hanna G. (2018). Reflections on Proof as Explanation. In: Stylianides A., Harel G. (eds) Advances in Mathematics Education Research on Proof and Proving. ICME-13 Monographs. Springer, Cham (pp. 3-18).

Mason, J., & Hanna, G. (2016). Values in Caring for Proof.  In Larvor, B. (Ed.). Mathematical Cultures (pp. 235-257). Springer International Publishing.

Hanna G. (2014) Mathematical Proof, Argumentation, and Reasoning. In: Lerman S. (eds) Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education. Springer, Dordrecht

Hanna, G. & Mason, J. (2014). Key ideas and memorability in proof. For the Learning of Mathematics 34(2), 12-16.

Hanna, G. (2014). The width of a proof. PNA 9(1), 29-39.

Hanna, G., & de Villiers, M. (Eds.). (2012). Proof and proving in mathematics education. The 19th ICMI Study. New York: Springer.

Hanna, G., Jahnke, H. N., & Pulte, H. (Eds.). (2009). Explanation and proof: Philosophical and educational perspectives. New York: Springer.

Hanna, G., & Barbeau, E. (2008). Proofs as bearers of mathematical knowledge. ZDM. The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 40(3), 345-353.

Hanna, G., & Sidoli, N. (2007). Visualisation and proof: A brief survey of philosophical perspectives. ZDM. The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 39(1-2), 73-78.

Hanna, G. (2007). The ongoing value of proof. In Boero, P. (Ed.), Theorems in schools: From History, Epistemology and Cognition to Classroom Practice. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp 3-18.


Research Grants and Contracts

She is currently principal investigator on a major research project funded by SSHRC.

Honours and Awards

Dr. Jonathan Borwein Mathematics Ambassador Award from Partners in Research Canada
Lady Davis Fellowship
Fields Institute Fellow
Selected as Canadian Women's Mentor Awards Finalist, in the Science and Education category
Fellowship: Wenger Academic Exchange Program for distinguished visitors from Canada to the Technion, Haifa, Israel
Fellowship: Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)