We use various active learning methods such as interactive lectures, individual and group activities, project-based learning, problem-solving, and audio-visual presentations.
The focus of our courses is on the development of students’ mathematical thinking and behavior which consists of thinking in logical manner, constructing models to describe phenomena, and problem-solving.
Small class sizes, enhanced teacher-student interaction, use of instructional scaffolding, and students’ prior knowledge and skills as a basis for building new mathematical knowledge.
Mathematics develops quantitative skills and analytical abilities that are crucial in various fields including science, engineering, technology, social sciences, business, industry, and commerce. As such, there is a high demand for people with mathematics knowledge and skills in these areas, and the demand will continue to grow significantly.
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Kamran Fakhar (PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc)
Kamran Fakhar is a Mathematics Instructor at Alexander College, since 2016.
He received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics in 2005 from USTC, post doctorate at ICTS from 2005-2007 and a research associate position in UBC since 2014.
He has published over 40 research articles in international referred journals. He also supervised two PhD and five master’s students.
Kamran has more than 12 years of teaching experience which includes teaching mathematics at different levels at different universities and colleges inside and outside Canada.
He also has won several scholarships, academic awards, medals and distinctions certificates during his academic carrier.
Dr. Krishna Subedi (PhD, M.Ed, MA, Bachelor of Management, BA)
I joined Alexander college in 2009 as a mathematics instructor in mathematics department and has been teaching various mathematics courses ever since.
I hold several degrees in Mathematics and Mathematics education; an M.A. (Mathematics) from Tribhuvan University, Nepal; an M.Ed. (Mathematics emphasis) from Endicott College, USA, and a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University, Canada.
My research interests are in the field of theories and pedagogical practices in mathematics education.
I am interested at exploring how teachers and students deal with mathematical abstraction in teaching and learning in an attempt to translate abstract mathematical concepts into understandable ideas.
Telyn Chan-Kusalik (MSc, BA)
I have taught at the University of the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Community College, Thompson Rivers University, and Champlain Regional College.
I hold an M.Sc. in Pure Mathematics from McGill University, a B.A. (honours) in Mathematics and Philosophy from Queen’s University, and a Provincial Instructor’s Diploma from Vancouver Community College.
I take a teaching approach which is technology-intense and learner-centred, and I ensure that students in my classes are encouraged to participate.
In my studies, I took an interest in Foundations of Mathematics, but my more recent research interests lie in Teaching and Learning.
I like getting a chance to meet students, colleagues, and others interested in my work. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by my office hours.
Luc Lapierre (MSc, BSc)
Luc Lapierre obtained an M.Sc. in pure mathematics from Simon Fraser University in 2016. He joined Alexander College in January 2017, and has enjoyed teaching there ever since.
Luc’s research portfolio centers on cryptographic primitives arising from finite fields of characteristic two, and algebraic graph theory.
Aside from learning and sharing mathematics, Luc enjoys olympic weightlifting, ice hockey, and caring for his five rabbits.
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