Dr. Peter Liljedahl

Dr. Peter Liljedahl is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education and an associate member in the Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University.  He is the current president of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG) and International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME). He has authored or co-authored nine books, 26 book chapters, 27 journal articles, and over 50 conference papers. Dr. Liljedahl is a former high school mathematics teacher who has kept his research interest and activities close to the classroom. His research interests are creativity, insight, and discovery in mathematics teaching and learning; the role of the affective domain on the teaching and learning of mathematics; the professional growth of mathematics teachers; mathematical problem solving; numeracy; and engaging student thinking. He regularly consults with schools, school districts, and ministries of education on issues of teaching and learning, assessment, and numeracy.