Christine Suurtamm

Christine Suurtamm
Christine Suurtamm
Professor Emeritus

LMX 386
613-562-5800 ext. 4892

Christine Suurtamm is professor emeritus of mathematics education and teaches in the areas of mathematics education, assessment and qualitative research. Her research focuses on the complexity of teachers' classroom practice. She is particularly interested in teachers' formative assessment practices, as these are opportunities for attending and responding to students' mathematical thinking. Professor Suurtamm has been the lead researcher on several, large-scale Ontario Ministry of Education projects examining mathematics teaching and learning. She is also Director of the Pi Lab, a research facility supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation. She was the Canadian representative on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Board of Directors, the Co-Chair of the Ontario Ministry of Education Early Math Expert Panel, and Co-Chair of several international panels on assessment in mathematics education. She is also the recipient of several teaching and research awards including Excellence in Teaching, the Capital Educator's Award and the University of Ottawa Excellence in Education Award.

Research interests

  • Mathematics education
  • Mathematical inquiry
  • Assessment