Christine Suurtamm


Christine Suurtamm
Full Professor

Room: LMX 386
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 4892
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Christine Suurtamm


Christine Suurtamm is a Full Professor 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 of attending and responding to students' mathematical thinking. Dr. Suurtamm has been the lead researcher on several Ontario Ministry of Education large-scale projects to examine 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.



Thompson, D., Huntley, M.A., Suurtamm, C. (2017). International perspectives in mathematics curriculum.

Suurtamm, C., Thompson, D.R., Kim, R.Y., Moreno, L.D., Sayac, N., Schukajlow, S., Silver, E., Ufer, S., Vos, P. (2016). Assessment in mathematics education: Classroom and large-scale assessment.


Fields of Interest

  • Mathematics education
  • Mathematical inquiry
  • Assessment
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