Abraham Ayebo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, CLI
B. Sc. (Mathematics), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, 1996
M.S. (Mathematics), University of Nevada Reno, 2002
Ph.D. (Mathematics Education), University of Nevada Reno, 2010
Teaching at UMR
In my teaching, I strive to engage, challenge and inspire growth in my students. I believe that every student is capable of performing well in class. I begin each class with the belief that every student possesses unique capabilities that can be shared with others if given appropriate support. I want my students to leave my classroom with collaboration skills, a sense of curiosity, open-mindedness and a thirst for knowledge.
Affective factors play an important role in the teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics. In the last four decades, there has been increased interest in the role of affective causes in the learning of mathematics and statistics. It is generally assumed that positive beliefs, attitudes, and feelings in mathematics/statistics will lead to improved achievement, and vice versa. I am currently interested in investigating the affective factors that impact the teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics.