Aline Zghayyar Abassian

Aline Zghayyar Abassian

Aline Zghayyar Abassian, PhD, is an instructor of mathematics education and a postdoctoral scholar in STEM education at the University of Central Florida. She teaches mathematics education courses to prospective elementary and secondary teachers.

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Aline Zghayyar Abassian

Aline Zghayyar Abassian, PhD, is an instructor of mathematics education and a postdoctoral scholar in STEM education at the University of Central Florida. She teaches mathematics methods and content courses to prospective elementary and secondary teachers at UCF’s School of Teacher Education.

Dr. Abassian has previously instructed high school mathematics. Her experience as a teacher incited her research focus on exploring mathematical knowledge for teaching, as well as the mathematical learning of K–12 students, through the use of mathematical modeling.

Dr. Abassian has presented her work at numerous academic conferences, such as the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PMENA), and the Research Council on Mathematical Learning. She is a proud member of all of the aforementioned professional organizations, as well as Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education.

Dr. Abassian has also published manuscripts related to her work in various peer-reviewed academic journals. She has been awarded multiple honors at UCF, including the Award for Excellence by a Graduate Teaching Assistant, the Doctoral Research Support Award, and the Graduate Dean’s Fellowship award.

Dr. Abassian received her bachelor’s degree in secondary mathematics education, her master’s degree in teacher leadership with a focus on mathematics education, and a doctorate in education with an emphasis on mathematics education, all from the University of Central Florida.

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Presentation titles by Aline Zghayyar Abassian

  • Eliciting Prospective Secondary Teachers’ MKT Through Modeling Activities
  • Making Sense of the World Through Mathematics, and of Mathematics Through the World
  • Exploring Mathematical Modeling in Relation to Secondary Preservice Teachers’ Content Knowledge
  • Making Sense of Mathematics Through Modeling
  • Exploring Progression of Mathematical Modeling from Elementary to High School