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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)

Publications (selected journal papers & book chapters)

  • Gadanidis, G. (2015). Coding as a Trojan Horse for mathematics education reform. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 34(2), 155-173.
  • Gadanidis, G. (2014). Young children, mathematics and coding: A low floor, high ceiling, wide walls learning environment. In D. Polly (Ed). Cases on Technology Integration in Mathematics Education (pp. 312-344). Hersey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Gadanidis, G. &  Borba, M. (2013). New media and research dissemination: the case of performing mathematics education research. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 21(1), 335-348.
  • Gadanidis, G. (2012). Trigonometry in grade 3? What Works? Research Into Practice, 42. 1-4.
  • Gadanidis, G. (2012). Why can't I be a mathematician? For the Learning of Mathematics, 32(2), 20-26.
  • Gadanidis, G. & Hughes, J. (2011). Performing big math ideas across the grades. Teaching Children Mathematics, 17(8), 486-496 .
  • Gadanidis, G. & Scucuglia, R. (2010). Windows into elementary mathematics: alternate mathematics images of mathematics and mathematicians (Janelas para Matemática Elementar: imagens públicas alternativas de matemáticae matemáticos). Acta Scientiae, 12(1), 24-42
  • Gadanidis, G. & Geiger, V. (2010). A social perspective on technology enhanced mathematical learning - from collaboration to performance. The International Journal on Mathematics Education 42, 91-104.
  • Gadanidis, G. (2009) I Heard this Great Math Story the Other Day! Education Canada 49(5), 44-46.
  • Gadanidis, G. & Namukasa, I. (2009). Teacher Tasks for Mathematical Insight and Reorganization of what it Means to Learn Mathematics. In Clarke, B., B. Grevholm, & R. Millman, Effective Tasks in Primary Mathematics Teacher Education (pp. 113-130). N.Y.: Springer.
  • Gadanidis, G. & Kotsopoulos, D. (2009). “This is how we do this and this is how it is.” Middle school teachers’ mathematical compass. For the Learning of Mathematics, 29(1), 29-34.
  • Borba, M. & Gadanidis, G. (2008). Virtual communities and networks of practising mathematics teachers: The role of technology in collaboration. In T. Wood (Series Editor) & K. Krainer (Volume Editor), International handbook of mathematics teacher education: Vol. 3. Participants in mathematics teacher education: individuals, teams, communities, and networks (pp. 181-209). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Gadanidis, G., Hoogland, C & Hughes, J. (2008). Teaching and learning in a Web 2.0 environment: Three case studies. International Journal of Technology for Teaching and Learning, 4(2), 117-133.
  • Gadanidis, G., Hughes, J. & Borba, M. (2008). Students as performance mathematicians. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 14(3), 168-175.
  • Gadanidis, G. & Borba, M. (2008). Our lives as performance mathematicians. For the Learning of Mathematics, 28(1), 42-49.
  • Gadanidis, G. & Namukasa, I. (2007). Mathematics-for-teachers (and students). Journal of Teaching and Learning, 5(1), 13-22.
  • Gadanidis, G. & Schindler, K. (2006). Learning objects and embedded pedagogical models. Computers in the Schools 23(1/2), 19-32.
  • Gadanidis, G., Gadanidis, J. & Huang, A. (2005). Using humor to gain mathematical insight. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School 10(5), 244-250.
  • Gadanidis, G., Sedig, K. & Liang, H.N. (2004). Designing online mathematical investigation. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 23(3), 273-296.
  • Gadanidis, G. (2004). The pleasure of attention and insight. Mathematics Teaching, 186(1), 10-13.