Studying identity, discourse and instructional practices in the teaching and learning of mathematics.


Our research group focuses on teaching and learning processes in mathematics, with an emphasis on discourse, identity and learning/teaching difficulties.

Our goal is to understand better what is involved in getting students to engage deeply and become autonomous mathematical learners, as well as reversing cycles of failure in the learning and teaching of mathematics.

Another part of our work focuses on developing and studying professional development efforts for enhancing explorative mathematics instruction.

Additional studies of group members have centered on various related topics such as dialogic mathematics learning, dialogical classroom climate, female Arab students’ identities as they enter the university, explorative mathematics teaching in university settings,  the learning of mathematics in programs for gifted students, and the learning of Arab teachers in professional learning communities.

We are currently seeking enthusiastic, excellent and hard-working graduate students to join our team. If you are interested, please email