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Dr Igor' Kontorovich

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Senior Lecturer


BSc, MSc, PhD: The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Postdoc: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Research | Current

  • Mathematics education in secondary school and university
  • Teaching and learning of threshold concepts and processes
  • Mathematicians' research and teaching practices
  • Online mathematical forums
  • Creativity and giftedness in mathematics


Head of Mathematics Education Unit, Department of Mathematics

Areas of expertise

Mathematics Education

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Moala, J. G., Yoon, C., & Kontorovich, I. (2019). Localized considerations and patching: Accounting for persistent attributes of an algorithm on a contextualized graph theory task. JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL BEHAVIOR, 5510.1016/j.jmathb.2019.04.003
  • Kontorovich, I. (2019). Why do students not check their solutions to mathematical problems? A field-based hypothesis on epistemological status. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL EDUCATION IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 50 (7), 1050-1062. 10.1080/0020739X.2019.1650304
  • Kontorovich, I. (2019). Non-examples of problem answers in mathematics with particular reference to linear algebra. JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL BEHAVIOR, 5410.1016/j.jmathb.2019.01.001
  • Kontorovich, I. (2019). Theorems or procedures? Exploring undergraduates’ methods to solve routine problems in linear algebra. Mathematics Education Research Journal10.1007/s13394-019-00272-3
  • Kontorovich, I. (2018). Roots in real and complex numbers: A case of unacceptable discrepancy. For the Learning of Mathematics, 38 (1), 17-19.
  • Kontorovich, I., & Liljedahl, P. (2018). Introduction to the special issue on the development of research competencies in mathematics education. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE MATHEMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION, 18 (1), 5-8. 10.1007/s42330-018-0008-1
  • Kontorovich, I., & Liljedahl, P. (2018). Introduction to the Special Issue on Development of Research Competencies in Mathematics Education. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE MATHEMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION, 18 (1), 1-4. 10.1007/s42330-018-0005-4
  • Kontorovich, I., & Rouleau, A. (2018). To Teach or Not to Teach? Teacher-Researchers Cope With Learners' Misconceptions in Interview Setting. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE MATHEMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION, 18 (1), 9-20. 10.1007/s42330-018-0004-5


Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 303 - Bldg 303
Level 1, Room 157
New Zealand

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