Ami Maria Mamolo, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
Ontario Tech University
My research is in educational mathematics. My work explores how to foster and elicit reasoning that can disrupt misguided and ingrained preconceptions about mathematics content, learning, and teaching. I'm especially interested in how creative and multi-modal approaches to math teaching and learning can be networked to encourage conceptual growth, meaningful engagement, and enjoyment with mathematics.
Read more about my research projects:
Teacher Education Research & Practice:
Zazkis, R. & Mamolo, A. (2011). Reconceptualizing knowledge at the mathematical horizon. For the Learning of Mathematics, 31(2), 8 – 13.
Gadinidis, G., LeSage, A., Mamolo, A., & Namukasa, I. (2017). Re-designing K-12 teacher education: A focus on computational and mathematical thinking. CATE Polygraph Series: Initial Teacher Education in Ontario.
K-12 Resources & Approaches:
Mamolo, A., Thomas, K., Frankfort, M. (2018). Exploring Math Through Social Justice Context Problems. In (Eds.) A. Kajander, E. Chernoff, & J. Holm, Teaching and learning secondary school mathematics: Canadian perspectives in an international context. Dordrechet: Springer.
SERVICE & LEADERSHIP
Currently, I serve as:
- Co-chair of the Fields Institute Mathematics Education Forum
- Editorial Panel member of the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
- Editorial Board member of the Journal of Mathematical Behavior, the Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, and Vector
- Executive Committee member, recording secretary, and newsletter editor of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group / Groupe Canadien d"Etude en Didactique des Mathematiques
- Board of Directors member and recording secretary of For the Learning of Mathematics
- Member of the Program Committee for the Special Interest Group of the MAA, Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education Conference
- PhD in Mathematics Education (2009), Simon Fraser University
- MSc in Mathematics (2005), McMaster University
- BSc (Hons) in Mathematics (2003), McMaster University