Dr. Ayman Aljarrah

Assistant Professor


School of Education
Box 57
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
B4P 2R6

Office: Seminary 205
Phone: (902) 585-1632
Fax: (902) 585-1071

Email: ayman.aljarrah@acadiau.ca

Office Hours:
Tuesday & Friday - 12pm to 1pm
Or by appointment

Education: B.Sc. (Yarmouk University), M.Phil. (Yarmouk University), Ph.D. (University of Calgary)

Research Interests: 

Collaborative design of rich mathematical tasks
Collaborative, school-based research
Early mathematics development
Learning environments
Mathematics education
Mathematics students’ sense-making of mathematics
Mathematics teachers’ disciplinary knowledge
Mathematics teaching and learning
Student experience and identity in relation to mathematics
Teacher education
Quantitative research methods
Mathematical creativity
Mathematical thinking
Mathematical understanding

Recent Publications: 

Aljarrah, A. (2017). Creativity in mathematics classroom settings: Recognizing the collective level. delta-K Journal, 54 (1), pp. 20-27.

Aljarrah, A. (2017). Play as a manifestation of children’s imagination and creativity. Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists, 5 (1), 23-36. http://jegys.org/.

Nelson, D., Jurkova, S., Groen, J., Aljarrah, A., Macé, F., Wu, X., & Roy, S. (2017). Transcultural perspective development: implications for cultivating our well-being as emerging academics. The Journal of Educational Thought (JET), 50 (2 & 3), 98-116.

Aljarrah, A. (2016). Creativity in classroom settings: Multiple paths are the rule, not the exception. Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching: Proceedings of the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching, 1, 20-26.

Preciado Babb, P., Aljarrah, A., Metz, M., Sabbaghan, S., Pinchbeck, G., & Davis, B. (2016). Teachers’ perceived difficulties for creating mathematical extensions at the border of students’ discernments. In M. B. Wood, E. E. Turner, M. Civil, & J. A. Eli (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp. 514-517). Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona.

Aljarrah, A., Preciado Babb, P., Mitz, M., Sabbaghan, S., Pinchbeck, G., Davis, B. (2016). Transforming mathematics classroom settings into spaces of expanding possibilities. In M. A. Takeuchi, A. P. Preciado Babb, & J. Lock (Eds.). Proceedings of the IDEAS: Designing for Innovation, pp. 162-170. Calgary, Canada: University of Calgary.

Preciado Babb, A., Aljarrah, A., Metz, M., Pinchbeck, G., Sabbaghan, S., & Davis, B. (2016). Addressing the challenge of differentiation elementary mathematics classrooms. In M. A. Takeuchi, A. P. Preciado Babb, & J. Lock (Eds.). Proceedings of the IDEAS: Designing for Innovation, pp. 203-212. Calgary, Canada: University of Calgary.

Additional Information:

Dr. Ayman Aljarrah grew up in Jordan where he obtained both a bachelor’s degree in science with a major in mathematics and a master’s degree in education with a specialization in mathematics curriculum and instruction from Yarmouk University. Before moving to Canada, he worked as a mathematics teacher (K-12) settings at the Ministry of Education in Jordan, and as a lecturer of mathematics and mathematics education at King Khalid University in Saudi Arabia. He completed his Ph.D. in Educational Research/ Curriculum and Learning with an area of interest in mathematics education at the Werklund School of Education in the University of Calgary.