Dr. Ayman Aljarrah
Assistant Professor
School of Education 
Office: Seminary 205 

Email: ayman.aljarrah@acadiau.ca 
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Education: B.Sc. (Yarmouk University), M.Phil. (Yarmouk University), Ph.D. (University of Calgary) 

Research Interests: Collaborative design of rich mathematical tasks 

Recent Publications: Aljarrah, A. (2017). Creativity in mathematics classroom settings: Recognizing the collective level. deltaK Journal, 54 (1), pp. 2027. Aljarrah, A. (2017). Play as a manifestation of children’s imagination and creativity. Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists, 5 (1), 2336. 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 wellbeing as emerging academics. The Journal of Educational Thought (JET), 50 (2 & 3), 98116. 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, 2026. 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. 514517). 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. 162170. 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. 203212. 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 (K12) 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. 