As a former secondary school mathematics teacher in a school that served a disadvantaged community, I had many opportunities to experience first-hand the challenges that educators face. It is these teaching experiences and my subsequent doctoral studies and research in mathematics education that have shaped my core beliefs about education in mathematics. These core beliefs are:
- Each individual student constructs their own mathematical understanding.
- Mathematics is also a social activity that is best learned through interactions with others.
- Engaging students in quantitative reasoning is of principal importance in helping them learn about mathematics.
- When motivated, all students want to learn and can learn.
These beliefs guide my professional life as a researcher and teacher.
For more information, please follow the link to my Curriculum Vitae.