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Ann LeSage
PhD

Associate Professor

Director, Graduate Program

Faculty of Education

Contact information

Education Building - Room CHA 349
Downtown Oshawa
11 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 2886

ann.lesage@ontariotechu.ca
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Bio

My research interests focus on mathematical knowledge and efficacy, and integrating technology and pedagogy. I am interested in understanding elements that influence teaching and learning mathematics from preschool through teacher professional development, including affect and cognition. In particular, I explore integrating apps and/or video podcasts to support mathematics learning. Beyond mathematics education, I am fortunate to work with cross-disciplinary teams of academic researchers and community partners to conduct collaborative research in areas such as promoting children’s healthy eating choices; and supporting teacher and parent understanding of social competence in young children.

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Courses taught

Bachelor of Arts

  • EDST 3170U - Developing Numeracy (formerly AEDT 3170U)
  • EDST 2140U - Creating Digital Tools (formerly AEDT 3140U) 
  • BUSI 1915U - Business Mathematics I 

Bachelor of Education

  • CURS 4140U - Curriculum Studies I: Mathematics
  • CURS 4241U - Curriculum Studies: Mathematics II
  • EDUC 1308U - Mathematical Thinking and Doing (Primary / Junior)
  • EDUC 1308U - Mathematical Thinking and Doing (Intermediate / Senior))
  • EDUC 1303U - STEM I (Primary / Junior)
  • EDUC 1307U - STEM II (Primary / Junior)
  • EDUC 4622U - Mathematics4Teachers
  • EDUC 4620U - Teaching Extended Mathematics (Primary / Junior)

Graduate Studies

  • EDUC 5002G - Research Methods in Education
  • EDUC 5404G - Teaching in an Adult Learning Environment

Research and expertise

  • Affect and cognition in mathematics
  • Elementary mathematics education
  • Teacher education
  • Video podcasts and teacher development
  • Community-based research
  • LeSage, A., Friedlan, J., Tepylo, D., & Kay, R. (2021). Supporting at-risk university business mathematics students: Shifting the focus to pedagogy. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 16(2), em0635.  https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/10893 
  • LeSage, A., & Ruttenberg-Rozen, R. (2020, July 11-18). “More gooder”: children evaluate early numeracy apps [Conference presentation]. The 14th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME). Shanghai, China.
  • LeSage, A., Kay, R., Tepylo, D. & Allen, R. (Nov. 2019). Designing video podcasts to support at-risk university mathematics students. Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (iCERi). Seville, Spain. (pp. 5537 - 5542) 10.21125/iceri.2019
  • LeSage, A., Kay, R. & Tepylo, D. (Nov. 2019). A flipped classroom approach to support at-risk university mathematics students: Shifting the focus to pedagogy. 12th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (iCERi). Seville, Spain. (pp. 5481 - 5486)
  • LeSage, A. (2013). Web-based Video Clips: A supplemental resource for supporting pre-service elementary mathematics teachers. In Martinovic, D., Freiman, V., & Karadag, Z. (Eds.), Visual Mathematics and Cyberlearning. Series: Mathematics Education in a Digital Era, Vol. 1. p.187-207. Springer.  DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-2321-4_8.
  • LeSage, A. (June 2013). Don’t count on the quality of children’s counting books. Paper presented at the 57th International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) World Assembly. Bangkok, Thailand.
  • LeSage, A. (2012). Adapting math instruction to support prospective elementary teachers. Interactive Technology and Smart Education (ITSE). 9(1), 16-32. https://doi.org/10.1108/17415651211228077 
  • LeSage, A. (July 2011). So much to do, so little time: Supporting elementary pre-service teachers’ sense of rational numbers. Paper presented at The International Association for Development of the Information Society e-Learning Conference (IADIS). Rome, Italy. [Awarded Best Practical Paper]
  • Kay, R. H., & LeSage, A. (2009). Examining the benefits and challenges of using audience response systems: A review of the literature. Computers and Education. 53(3), 819-827.
  • LeSage, A. (January 2009). Students at-risk: What can they tell us about teaching and learning mathematics? Paper presented at the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI). Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Ross, J.A., Hogoboam-Gray, A., McDougall, D., & LeSage, A. (2003). A Survey Measuring Elementary Teachers’ Implementation of Standards-based Mathematics Teaching. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. 34 (4), 344-363.  https://www.jstor.org/stable/30034787?origin=JSTOR-pdf&seq=1