Math (funded by SSHRC, KNAER + Fields)

  1. Infinity in my hand (gr. 3: fractions, infinity, limit)
  2. Making sums of 10 (gr. 3-4: patterning, linear functions)
  3. How to fence a pen (gr. 2-4: area, perimeter, optimization)
  4. Where parallel lines meet (gr. 2: geometry of a sphere)
  5. Probability race (gr. 2-4: probability with dice)
  6. Odds and evens (gr. 2, 7: growth patterns, odds, evens)
  7. How much is a billion? (gr. 3: Fermi questions, social justice)
  8. Growing patterns (gr. 1-4: growth patterns, slope, linear functions)
  9. Math waves around us (gr. 3-4: patterning, trigonometry)
  10. Low floor, high ceiling (big ideas for young mathematicians)
  1. Cough, cough (gr. 4: pollution, social justice)
  2. Eating plastic (gr. 3-4: the great plastic dump, social justice)
  3. Refraction action (gr. 2-3: refraction)
  4. Will it float, will it sink? (gr. 2-3: density, buoyancy)
  5. Gravity's pull (gr. 2-3: gravity, density)
Peter Jaffe on violence & abuse
  1. Never met a happy bully (bullying and breaking the silence)
  2. The lizard in your brain (violence in the media)



Research Ideas

Research Ideas is a research performance project by George Gadanidis with two goals:

  • outreach: disseminate research through performance
  • research: study the process and impact of research performance

If you would like to support this work, please contact Pat McLaughlin at or (519) 661-2111 x87643 to make a tax-deductible donation to the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario towards this project.



Research Collaborators

Research Assistants

  • Marlene Frederick (Faculty of Education, UWO) - dramatic rendering of research performances designed by George Gadanidis; dissemination/outreach
  • Ann Langeman (Faculty of Education, UWO) - artistic rendering of research performances designed by George Gadanidis
  • Amanda Lewis (Faculty of Music, UWO) - musical rendering of research performances based on George Gadanidis' classroom-based research
  • Edward Moore (Faculty of Education, UWO) - curriculum connections, proof-reading
  • Naomi Richard (Faculty of Education, UWO) - research dissemination
  • Ricardo Scucuglia (Faculty of Education, UWO) - classroom-based research, musical performance
  • Jessica Taylor - artistic/digital rendering of research performances designed by George Gadanidis
  • Cassandra Whall (Durham District School Board) - artistic rendering of research performances designed by George Gadanidis
  • Chris Yiu (Computer Science, UWO) - HTML5 development

Professional Collaborators

  • Ian Parliament
  • Ryan Casselman

Celebrity Collaborators