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PhD, Professor, Faculty of Education, Western University
Email: ggadanid @

I spend 50-60 days each year in elementary school classrooms, collaborating with teachers to design cool ways of engaging young children with big math ideas. My work is in mathematics + technology + the arts.


I am currently collaborating with Marcelo Borba (UNESP, Brazil), Janette Hughes (UOIT), Immaculate Namukasa (UWO), Donna Kotsopoulos (WLU), and Ricardo Scucuglia (UNESP, Brazil).

I have also collaborated with Susan Gerofsky (UBC), Cornelia Hoogland (UWO), Rick Jardine (UWO),Kamran Sedig (UWO), & Nathalie Sinclair (SFU).


  • Rosa Cendros (MA - in progress)
  • Erin Clements (PhD - in progress)
  • Bingqing Xu (MA - in progress)
  • Tess Yang (MA - in progress)
  • Ye Jin Lee (MEd - in progress)
  • Ruth Teszeri (MEd- in progress)
  • Ricardo Scucuglia (PhD - 2012) - "On the nature of students' digital mathematical performances"
  • Linda Moore (Master's - 2012)
  • Liliana Simion (Master's - 2011) - "Effects of Frequent Cooperative Quizzes on the Achievement of First Year College Students Enrolled in a Mathematics Course"
  • Wendy Ruth Carter (Master's - 2010) - "A case study of a regional youth festival of the arts"
  • De-Graft Kwadwo Osafo (Master's - 2010) - "Exploring Science Education through Performance-arts Lens"
  • Andrea Law (Master's - 2009) - "Tablet PC’s and their impact on Teaching and Learning"
  • Monique Van Hooft (Master's - 2009) - "Developing the Digital Literacy Skills of First Year College and University Students"
  • Amy Strauss (Master's - 2008) - "Podcasts, Blogs, and Wikis"
  • Alireza Moghaddam (PhD - 2008) - "Virtual Collaboration: Creating a Teaching-Learning and Knowledge Constructing Model"
  • Donna Kotsopoulos (PhD - 2007) - "Communication in Mathematics:  A Disclosure Analysis of Peer Collaborations"
  • Stephanie Luxton (Master's - 2007) - "An Examination of Exemplar Mentoring Programs to Identify the Keys to Success"
  • Michelle Cordy (Master's - 2006) - "If Ten is the Answer, What is the Question?"
  • Tammy Flemming (Master's 2006) - "Effective Mentoring"
  • John Dallan (Master's - 2003)
  • Elizabeth Matlock (Master's - 2003)

AWARDS (partial list)

2014-2017 Teaching Fellowship with Western's Teaching Support Centre

2012-2015 SSHRC grant on Performing New Images of Mathematicians ($98,730)

2011 SSHRC and Fields Institute grants on Performing Mathematics Education Research ($99,000)

2011 KNAER grant on What did you do in Math today? ($25,000)

2010 Outstanding Paper Award for: Gadanidis, G. & Hughes, J. (2010). “Sing me a good story”: Using online music videos to share students’ classroom mathematics. ED-MEDIA 2010-World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Toronto, Canada.

2008-2011 SSHRC grant on Students as Performance Mathematicians ($95,000)

2008-2013 Imperial Oil Foundation grant for the Math Performance Festival ($50,000)

2006-2008 SSHRC-RDI grant on Digital Mathematical Performance ($40,000)

2006 Inukshuk grant for Windows into Mathematics ($80,000)

2006 Maurice Price Foundadtion grant for the Math Preparedness Program ($60,000)

2006 Inducted a Lifetime Fellow of the Fields Institute

2004-2007 SSHRC grant on The Effect of Applets Supporting Higher Level Mathematical Thinking on Pedagogy and Student Learning ($85,000)