# Academic Staff

#### Tay Eng Guan | Head of MME | Associate Professor

**Research Interests**

His research interests are in both areas of mathematics and mathematics education, and include Graph Theory (directed graphs in particular, and some work with Dong Fengming in graph polynomials), mathematical problem solving and mathematical curriculum development. He is interested in realising good mathematics, problem solving skills and thinking habits in the school mathematics curriculum.

#### Toh Tin Lam | Deputy Head of MME | Associate Professor

**Research Interests**

His research interest in Mathematics involves using the generalized Riemann (or Henstock) approach in developing theory on stochastic integration and stochastic differential equations. His research interest in mathematics education includes teaching problem solving in school mathematics classrooms.

#### Ang Keng Cheng | Associate Dean, GPL | Associate Professor

**Research Interests**

His primary interest in research encompasses mathematical modelling in various biological
and medical settings (such as blood flow problems, epidemics and tumour growth),
as well as numerical and computational methods for partial differential equations.
He is also interested in the teaching and learning of mathematical modelling.

#### Berinderjeet Kaur | Assistant Head (Math Ed Research) | Professor

**Research Interests**

Her research interests include cognition and affect related to mathematical problem solving; classroom practices of expert and novice teachers; teacher learning and development of expertise viz-a-viz empirical studies of professional development programmes, professional learning communities and communities of practice. She is also interested in secondary analysis of data from comparative studies in mathematics education such as PISA and TIMSS.

#### Chan Chun Ming Eric | Lecturer

**Research Interests**

His areas of interest include children’s mathematical problem solving, learning difficulties and engagement in model-eliciting activities.

#### Cheng Lu Pien | Lecturer

**Research Interests**

Her research interests include the professional development of primary school mathematics teachers, tools and processes in mathematics education programmes for pre-service teachers. Her research interests also include children's thinking in the mathematics classrooms.

#### Choy Ban Heng | Assistant Professor

**Research Interests**

His research focuses on the practice of mathematics teaching, with a particular interest in what, and how, teachers notice when they make productive instructional decisions that promote students’ mathematical reasoning. More specifically, he is interested in developing teachers’ expertise in mathematical noticing during task design, orchestration of classroom discourses, and reflection of their teaching. Other research interests include use of technology in teaching and learning mathematics, teacher beliefs and knowledge with regard to promoting mathematical thinking, and teacher professional development activities such as Lesson Study.

#### Chua Boon Liang | Assistant Professor

**Research Interests**

His research interests cover pattern generalisation, mathematical reasoning and justification. He is also interested in task design, particularly the mathematical affordances embedded in the design that lead students to better understanding of mathematics concepts.

#### Dindyal Jaguthsing | Associate Professor

**Research Interests**

He has varied research interests which amongst others include: reasoning and proof, problem solving, geometric and algebraic thinking, international comparative studies, mathematics teacher education and curriculum studies in mathematics.

#### Dong FengMing | Assistant Head (Math Research) | Associate Professor

**Research Interests**

His research interests are in graph theory and matroid theory, especially in the study of the relationship between structures and polynomials of graphs and matroids.

#### Ho Weng Kin | Assistant Professor

**Research Interests**

His research interests include domain theory, exact real arithmetic, category theory, algebra, real analysis and applications of topology in computation theory.

#### Koay Phong Lee | Senior Lecturer

**Research Interests**

Her areas of interest include the teaching and learning of mathematics in primary schools; problem solving and mathematics investigation; comparative studies in mathematics education.

#### Lee Ngan Hoe | Associate Professor

**Research Interests**

His research interests include the teaching and learning of mathematics at primary and secondary levels, covering areas such as mathematics curriculum development, metacognition and mathematical problem solving / modelling, technology and mathematics education, and textbooks and mathematics education.

#### Leong Yew Hoong | Associate Professor

**Research Interests**

He is interested in mathematics education research that ‘works’ in classrooms, and other related fields such as teacher education, classroom research, problem solving.

#### Ng Kit Ee Dawn | Senior Lecturer

**Research Interests**

Her research interests include the use of contextualised tasks in the teaching and learning of mathematics, assessment modes in mathematics and fostering students’ mathematical thinking and metacognition.

#### Ng Swee Fong | Associate Professor

**Research Interests**

Her general interests include how teacher’s pedagogical content knowledge influence the nature of questions and the choice of examples used to support the teaching and learning of mathematics across the curriculum

#### Ng Wee Leng | Senior Lecturer

**Research Interests**

His main area of expertise is the use of information and communications technology, including graphing calculators and computer algebra systems, in teaching and learning mathematics and he was the principal investigator of the funded research project Teaching and Learning Calculus with the TI-Nspire.

#### Paul M.E.Shutler | Lecturer

**Research Interests**

His research interests include computer modelling of discrete systems in statistical physics and combinatorial optimisation; analysis of hardware dependence in computer algorithms; design of coded aperture masks, decoding methods, signal to noise ratios.

#### Pearlyn Lim | Teaching Fellow

**Research Interests**

Her research interests include self-directed learning and the use of drama, stories, music and magic tricks in the teaching of mathematics.

#### Teo Beng Chong | Attached to CRPP | Associate Professor

**Research Interests**

His research interests are in geometry, computer modeling and computer simulation. He is also interested in the designing and developing of IT tools, applications and interactive contents for the teaching and learning of primary and secondary mathematics.

#### Teo Kok Ming | Assistant Head (Math Teaching) | Senior Lecturer

**Research Interests**

He is currently interested in the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics; in particular, on misconceptions and learning difficulties of abstract mathematical concepts in calculus, linear algebra and abstract algebra, and in exploring ways to address these issues.

#### Toh Pee Choon | Assistant Professor

**Research Interests**

His main research interest is Number Theory, specifically the theory of partitions, modular forms and elliptic functions. He is also interested in problem solving, the teaching of mathematics at the undergraduate level, as well as the use of technology in teaching.

#### Wong Lai Fong | Teaching Fellow

**Research Interests**

Her research interests include assessments in mathematics, fostering mathematics learners' reasoning and communication skills, helping learners to appreciate and enjoy the learning of mathematics, and developing them to be self-directed learners.

#### Yap Sook Fwe | Senior Lecturer

**Research Interests**

Her research interests include statistical data analysis, statistics education, Mathematics pedagogy and Mathematics teacher education.

#### Yeo Boon Wooi Joseph | Lecturer

**Research Interests**

His research interests include the use of guided-discovery approach, mathematical investigation, problem-based learning, and ICT (such as Geometer's Sketchpad, GeoGebra and LiveMath) in the teaching and learning of mathematics; statistics education; innovations in teaching, including the use of mathematical and logical games, puzzles, comics, real-life examples and applications.

#### Yeo Kai Kow, Joseph | Assistant Head (Math Ed Teaching) | Senior Lecturer

**Research Interests**

His research interests include mathematical problem solving in the primary and secondary levels, mathematics pedagogical content knowledge of teachers, mathematics teaching in primary schools and mathematics anxiety.

#### Zhao Dongsheng | Associate Professor

**Research Interests**

His research interests have been in order structures (domains and special posets and lattices), topology (general topology and intrinsic topologies on partially ordered sets) and real analysis (generalized Riemann integrals, Baire class one functions).

#### Zhu Ying | Assistant Professor

**Research Interests**

Her research interests include multivariate classification of high-dimensional data and image processing. For many years she has been working on developing these statistics methodologies with applications to biomedical areas, such as early cancer diagnosis and herbal medicine discrimination.