Campus Directory: Shelly Wismath

University of Lethbridge

Shelly Wismath
Liberal Education Program
Office: A812J (University Hall)
Phone: (403) 329-2529


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Selected Publications

K. Denecke and Wismath, S. L. Universal Algebra with Applications in Theoretical Computer Science. CRC Press-Chapman and Hall. Jan. 2002. (380 pages).

Shelly Wismath and Maggie Zhong, " Gender Differences in University Stu- dents' Perceptions of and Confidence in Problem-Solving Abilities." Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering. Vol. 20 Issue 1, 2014, pp. 1 - 10.

Shelly Wismath, Bruce Mackay and Doug Orr, "Threshold Concepts in Prob- lem Solving". Teaching and Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal Volume 3, Issue 1, 2015.

Shelly Wismath, Doug Orr and Maggie Zhong. Student Perception of Problem Solving Skills, Transformative Dialogue, Volume 7, Issue 3 November 2014.

Shelly Wismath and Alyson Worrall. Improving University Students' Percep- tion of Mathematics and Mathematics Ability. Numeracy, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2015

Shelly Wismath and Doug Orr, "Collaborative Learning in Problem Solving: A Case Study in Metacognitive Learning", to appear in the Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Research Interests

Shelly Wismath is a Professor of mathematics, whose research is in the area of Universal or General Algebra, including semigroup theory and identities. Her recent research interests also include the scholarship of teaching and learning, particularly the teaching of critical thinking and problem solving skills, liberal education, and math/science to non-math, non-science students.

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