Dr Igor' Kontorovich

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Senior Lecturer

Biography

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

Postdoc: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Research | Current

  • Mathematics education in university and secondary school
  • Learning and teaching of threshold concepts and processes in mathematics
  • Mathematicians' research and teaching practices
  • Communication in online mathematical forums
  • Creativity and giftedness in mathematics

Postgraduate supervision

Topics on offer

  • Mathematics education in university and secondary school
  • Learning and teaching of threshold concepts and processes in mathematics
  • Mathematicians' research and teaching practices
  • Communication in online mathematical forums
  • Creativity and giftedness in mathematics

Distinctions/Honours

Since 2019: Member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Mathematical Behavior

2019: Visiting Fellowship to the Chinese University of Hong Kong as part of the Internationalisation Faculty Mobility Scheme

2018: Plenary Lecturer at the Annual Colloquium of the NZ Mathematics Society

2014: Keynote Speaker at Education Symposium at Achva Academic College (Israel)

Responsibilities

Head of Mathematics Education Unit, Department of Mathematics

Areas of expertise

Mathematics Education

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Kontorovich, I. (2020). Problem-posing triggers or where do mathematics competition problems come from?. EDUCATIONAL STUDIES IN MATHEMATICS10.1007/s10649-020-09964-1
  • Kontorovich, I. (2020). One mathematician’s epistemology of proof and its implications for her comments and marks on students’ proofs. Paper presented at 23rd Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/52712
  • Andra, C., Brunetto, D., & Kontorovich, I. (2020). Designing mathematics hybrid classrooms: The case of Valeria. In J. P. Howard, J. F. Beyers (Eds.) Teaching and Learning Mathematics Online (pp. ). New York, NY: Routledge. 10.1201/9781351245586-4
  • Chiara, A., Brunetto, D., & Kontorovich, I. (2020). Designing mathematics hybrid classrooms in high school: The cases of Nicoletta and Lorenza. In J. P. Howard, J. F. Beyers (Eds.) Teaching and Learning Mathematics Online (pp. ). New York, NY: Routledge. 10.1201/9781351245586-5
  • 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). What can be ‘annoying’ about mathematical conventions? Analyzing post-exchanges of mathematically competent discursants. Paper presented at Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education.

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Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 303 - Bldg 303
Level 1, Room 157
38 PRINCES ST
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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