Farzad Radmehr
About
I am a mathematics educator who enjoys conducting research on how teaching and learning mathematics can be improved at upper secondary and tertiary levels. I hold two PhDs in mathematics education, and I have a background in pure mathematics (have a B.Sc. in pure mathematics and took some postgraduate mathematics courses as part of my master and first PhD). For more information, please see my CV.
Education
PhD in Mathematics Education (20132016). Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Thesis Title. Exploring students’ learning of integral calculus using Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy
PhD in Applied Mathematics Mathematics Education (20112014). Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
Thesis Title. Cluster analysis: A tool for analyzing data in the psychology of learning mathematics (19.80 out of 20).
M.Sc. in Mathematics Education (20092011). Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
Thesis Title. Analyzing students’ mathematical performance based on Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (20 out of 20).
B.Sc. in Pure Mathematics (20052009). Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
Thesis Title. Ethnomathematics (19 out of 20).
Research
My research focuses on improving the teaching and learning of mathematics at the upper secondary and tertiary levels. I am also interested in mathematical modelling, networking learning theories, and task design in mathematics education.
Improving teaching and learning of graph theory
Improving teaching and learning of differential equations
Improving teaching and learning of calculus
Principles for and approaches to task design in mathematics education
Publications
2023

Haghjoo, Saeid;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Reyhani, Ebrahim.
(2023)
Correction to: Analyzing the written discourse in calculus textbooks over 42 years: the case of primary objects, concrete discursive objects, and a realization tree of the derivative at a point (Educational Studies in Mathematics, (2023), 112, 1, (73102), 10.1007/s1064902210168y).
Educational Studies in Mathematics
Errata

Radmehr, Farzad;
Turgut, Melih.
(2023)
Economics students’ perception of effective teaching of mathematics at the tertiary level.
Nordic Journal of STEM Education
Academic article

Rezvanifard, Faezeh;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2023)
Perceptions of Lecturers and Engineering Students of Sophism and Paradox: The Case of Differential Equations.
Education Sciences
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Tohidinasab, Khaled;
Tavakoli, Mostafa.
(2023)
Teaching and Learning of Vertex Coloring Using an InquiryBased Approach.
PRIMUS  Problems, Resources, and issues in mathematics undergraduate studies
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad.
(2023)
Toward a theoretical framework for task design in mathematics education.
Journal on Mathematics Education (JME)
Academic article
2022

Radmehr, Farzad;
Ezzati, Mahnaz.
(2022)
Exploring engineering students’ engagement with proof without words: The case of calculus .
Société européenne pour la formation des ingénieurs (SEFI)
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

Radmehr, Farzad;
Goodchild, Simon.
(2022)
Switching to Fully Online Teaching and Learning of Mathematics: The Case of Norwegian Mathematics Lecturers and University Students During the Covid‑19 Pandemic.
International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Goodchild, Simon.
(2022)
A transition to online teaching and learning of mathematics in Norwegian higher education institutions: the perspectives of lecturers and students
.
Teaching Mathematics and its Applications
Academic article

Haghjoo, Saeid;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Reyhani, Ebrahim.
(2022)
Analyzing the written discourse in calculus textbooks over 42 years: the case of primary objects, concrete discursive objects, and a realization tree of the derivative at a point.
Educational Studies in Mathematics
Academic article

Rezvanifard, Faezeh;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Rogovchenko, Yuriy.
(2022)
Advancing engineering students' conceptual understanding through puzzlebased learning: a case study with exact differential equations.
Teaching Mathematics and its Applications
Academic article
2021

Radmehr, Farzad;
Nedaei, Mahboubeh;
Drake, Michael.
(2021)
Introducing an elective mathematics education course for mathematics majors.
PRIMUS  Problems, Resources, and issues in mathematics undergraduate studies
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2021)
Exploring students’ metacognition in relation to an integralarea evaluation task.
Skrifter från Svensk förening för matematikdidaktisk forskning
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Goodchild, Simon.
(2021)
Online mathematics teaching and learning during the COVID19 pandemic: The perspective of lecturers and students
.
Nordic Journal of STEM Education
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Niazi, Najmeh;
Rezvanifard, Faezeh;
Farsani, Danyal;
Laban, Winnie;
Overton, John.
(2021)
How do university students of different ethnic backgrounds
perceive factors that hinder learning in STEM and nonSTEM
majors?.
Higher Education Research and Development
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Nedaei, Mahboubeh;
Rezvanifard, Faezeh.
(2021)
Task design in Engineering mathematical courses: The case of problem posing and puzzle tasks.
Société européenne pour la formation des ingénieurs (SEFI)
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

Nedaei, Mahboubeh;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2021)
Exploring undergraduate engineering students’ mathematical problemposing: the case of integralarea relationships in integral calculus.
Mathematical Thinking and Learning
Academic article

Rezvanifard, Faezeh;
Radmehr, Farzad.
(2021)
How do undergraduate engineering students engage with puzzle problems related to firstorder differential equations?.
The Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America (SIGMAA) for Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
Report
2020

Radmehr, Farzad;
Laban, Winnie;
Overton, John;
Bakker, Leon.
(2020)
Student perceptions of effective lecturers: the need to recognise the role of ethnicity and choice of discipline.
Higher Education Research and Development
Academic article

Farsani, Danyal;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Alizadeh, Mohadaseh;
Zakariya, Yusuf F..
(2020)
Unpacking the blackbox of students’ visual attention in Mathematics and English classrooms: Empirical evidence using minivideo recording gadgets
.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning
Academic article

Kolahdouz, Fahimeh;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Alamolhodaei, Hassan.
(2020)
Exploring students’ proof comprehension of the Cauchy Generalized Mean Value Theorem.
Teaching Mathematics and its Applications
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2020)
Exploring Students’ Metacognitive Knowledge:
The Case of Integral Calculus.
Education Sciences
Academic article

Salavati Nejad, Naghme;
Alamolhodaei, Hassan;
Radmehr, Farzad.
(2020)
Toward a model for students’ combinatorial thinking.
Journal of Mathematical Behavior
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Nedaei, Mahboubeh;
Drake, Michael.
(2020)
Exploring undergraduate engineering students’ competencies and
attitudes towards mathematical problem posing in integral calculus.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

Radmehr, Farzad;
Vos, Pauline.
(2020)
Issues and challenges of 21st century assessment in mathematics education.
Nova Science Publishers
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
2019

Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2019)
Students’ mathematical performance, metacognitive experiences and metacognitive skills in relation to integralarea relationships.
Teaching Mathematics and its Applications
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2019)
Revised Bloom’s taxonomy and major theories and
frameworks that influence the teaching, learning, and
assessment of mathematics: a comparison.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Academic article

Borji, Vahid;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Font, Vicenç.
(2019)
The impact of procedural and conceptual teaching on students' mathematical performance over time.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Academic article

Nedaei, Mahboubeh;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2019)
Exploring Engineering Undergraduate Students’ Attitudes
toward Mathematical Problem Posing.
Journal of professional issues in engineering education and practice
Academic article
2018

Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2018)
An assessmentbased model for exploring the solving of mathematical problems: Utilizing revised bloom’s taxonomy and facets of metacognition.
Studies in Educational Evaluation
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Laban, Winnie;
Overton, John;
Bakker, Leon.
(2018)
Motivational Strategies of University Students in New Zealand: The Role of Ethnicity.
The AsiaPacific Education Researcher (TAPER)
Academic article

Borji, Vahid;
Alamolhodaei, Hassan;
Radmehr, Farzad.
(2018)
Application of the APOS/ACE Theory to improve Students’ Graphical Understanding of Derivative.
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
Academic article
2017

Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2017)
Exploring students' mathematical performance, metacognitive experiences and skills in relation to fundamental theorem of calculus.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2017)
Revised Bloom's taxonomy and integral calculus: unpacking the knowledge dimension.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Academic article
2014

Radmehr, Farzad;
Alamolhodaei, Hassan.
(2014)
Who should be interviewed? A response from cluster analysis.
Journal of practice in clinical psychology
Academic article

Rahbarnia, Freydoon;
Hamedian, Salehe;
Radmehr, Farzad.
(2014)
A Study on the relationship between multiple intelligences and mathematical problem solving based on Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Journal of Interdisciplinary Mathematics (JIM)
Academic article
2012

Mousavi, Shima;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Alamolhodaei, Hassan.
(2012)
The role of mathematical homework and prior knowledge on the relationship between students’ mathematical performance, cognitive style and working memory capacity.
Revista Electrónica de Investigación Psicoeducativa
Academic article
Journal publications

Haghjoo, Saeid;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Reyhani, Ebrahim.
(2023)
Correction to: Analyzing the written discourse in calculus textbooks over 42 years: the case of primary objects, concrete discursive objects, and a realization tree of the derivative at a point (Educational Studies in Mathematics, (2023), 112, 1, (73102), 10.1007/s1064902210168y).
Educational Studies in Mathematics
Errata

Radmehr, Farzad;
Turgut, Melih.
(2023)
Economics students’ perception of effective teaching of mathematics at the tertiary level.
Nordic Journal of STEM Education
Academic article

Rezvanifard, Faezeh;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2023)
Perceptions of Lecturers and Engineering Students of Sophism and Paradox: The Case of Differential Equations.
Education Sciences
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Tohidinasab, Khaled;
Tavakoli, Mostafa.
(2023)
Teaching and Learning of Vertex Coloring Using an InquiryBased Approach.
PRIMUS  Problems, Resources, and issues in mathematics undergraduate studies
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad.
(2023)
Toward a theoretical framework for task design in mathematics education.
Journal on Mathematics Education (JME)
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Goodchild, Simon.
(2022)
Switching to Fully Online Teaching and Learning of Mathematics: The Case of Norwegian Mathematics Lecturers and University Students During the Covid‑19 Pandemic.
International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Goodchild, Simon.
(2022)
A transition to online teaching and learning of mathematics in Norwegian higher education institutions: the perspectives of lecturers and students
.
Teaching Mathematics and its Applications
Academic article

Haghjoo, Saeid;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Reyhani, Ebrahim.
(2022)
Analyzing the written discourse in calculus textbooks over 42 years: the case of primary objects, concrete discursive objects, and a realization tree of the derivative at a point.
Educational Studies in Mathematics
Academic article

Rezvanifard, Faezeh;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Rogovchenko, Yuriy.
(2022)
Advancing engineering students' conceptual understanding through puzzlebased learning: a case study with exact differential equations.
Teaching Mathematics and its Applications
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Nedaei, Mahboubeh;
Drake, Michael.
(2021)
Introducing an elective mathematics education course for mathematics majors.
PRIMUS  Problems, Resources, and issues in mathematics undergraduate studies
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2021)
Exploring students’ metacognition in relation to an integralarea evaluation task.
Skrifter från Svensk förening för matematikdidaktisk forskning
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Goodchild, Simon.
(2021)
Online mathematics teaching and learning during the COVID19 pandemic: The perspective of lecturers and students
.
Nordic Journal of STEM Education
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Niazi, Najmeh;
Rezvanifard, Faezeh;
Farsani, Danyal;
Laban, Winnie;
Overton, John.
(2021)
How do university students of different ethnic backgrounds
perceive factors that hinder learning in STEM and nonSTEM
majors?.
Higher Education Research and Development
Academic article

Nedaei, Mahboubeh;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2021)
Exploring undergraduate engineering students’ mathematical problemposing: the case of integralarea relationships in integral calculus.
Mathematical Thinking and Learning
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Laban, Winnie;
Overton, John;
Bakker, Leon.
(2020)
Student perceptions of effective lecturers: the need to recognise the role of ethnicity and choice of discipline.
Higher Education Research and Development
Academic article

Farsani, Danyal;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Alizadeh, Mohadaseh;
Zakariya, Yusuf F..
(2020)
Unpacking the blackbox of students’ visual attention in Mathematics and English classrooms: Empirical evidence using minivideo recording gadgets
.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning
Academic article

Kolahdouz, Fahimeh;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Alamolhodaei, Hassan.
(2020)
Exploring students’ proof comprehension of the Cauchy Generalized Mean Value Theorem.
Teaching Mathematics and its Applications
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2020)
Exploring Students’ Metacognitive Knowledge:
The Case of Integral Calculus.
Education Sciences
Academic article

Salavati Nejad, Naghme;
Alamolhodaei, Hassan;
Radmehr, Farzad.
(2020)
Toward a model for students’ combinatorial thinking.
Journal of Mathematical Behavior
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2019)
Students’ mathematical performance, metacognitive experiences and metacognitive skills in relation to integralarea relationships.
Teaching Mathematics and its Applications
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2019)
Revised Bloom’s taxonomy and major theories and
frameworks that influence the teaching, learning, and
assessment of mathematics: a comparison.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Academic article

Borji, Vahid;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Font, Vicenç.
(2019)
The impact of procedural and conceptual teaching on students' mathematical performance over time.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Academic article

Nedaei, Mahboubeh;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2019)
Exploring Engineering Undergraduate Students’ Attitudes
toward Mathematical Problem Posing.
Journal of professional issues in engineering education and practice
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2018)
An assessmentbased model for exploring the solving of mathematical problems: Utilizing revised bloom’s taxonomy and facets of metacognition.
Studies in Educational Evaluation
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Laban, Winnie;
Overton, John;
Bakker, Leon.
(2018)
Motivational Strategies of University Students in New Zealand: The Role of Ethnicity.
The AsiaPacific Education Researcher (TAPER)
Academic article

Borji, Vahid;
Alamolhodaei, Hassan;
Radmehr, Farzad.
(2018)
Application of the APOS/ACE Theory to improve Students’ Graphical Understanding of Derivative.
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2017)
Exploring students' mathematical performance, metacognitive experiences and skills in relation to fundamental theorem of calculus.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Drake, Michael.
(2017)
Revised Bloom's taxonomy and integral calculus: unpacking the knowledge dimension.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Academic article

Radmehr, Farzad;
Alamolhodaei, Hassan.
(2014)
Who should be interviewed? A response from cluster analysis.
Journal of practice in clinical psychology
Academic article

Rahbarnia, Freydoon;
Hamedian, Salehe;
Radmehr, Farzad.
(2014)
A Study on the relationship between multiple intelligences and mathematical problem solving based on Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Journal of Interdisciplinary Mathematics (JIM)
Academic article

Mousavi, Shima;
Radmehr, Farzad;
Alamolhodaei, Hassan.
(2012)
The role of mathematical homework and prior knowledge on the relationship between students’ mathematical performance, cognitive style and working memory capacity.
Revista Electrónica de Investigación Psicoeducativa
Academic article
Part of book/report

Radmehr, Farzad;
Ezzati, Mahnaz.
(2022)
Exploring engineering students’ engagement with proof without words: The case of calculus .
Société européenne pour la formation des ingénieurs (SEFI)
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

Radmehr, Farzad;
Nedaei, Mahboubeh;
Rezvanifard, Faezeh.
(2021)
Task design in Engineering mathematical courses: The case of problem posing and puzzle tasks.
Société européenne pour la formation des ingénieurs (SEFI)
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

Radmehr, Farzad;
Nedaei, Mahboubeh;
Drake, Michael.
(2020)
Exploring undergraduate engineering students’ competencies and
attitudes towards mathematical problem posing in integral calculus.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

Radmehr, Farzad;
Vos, Pauline.
(2020)
Issues and challenges of 21st century assessment in mathematics education.
Nova Science Publishers
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
Report

Rezvanifard, Faezeh;
Radmehr, Farzad.
(2021)
How do undergraduate engineering students engage with puzzle problems related to firstorder differential equations?.
The Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America (SIGMAA) for Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education
Report
Teaching
Courses
More than ten years (since 2011) experience teaching mathematics (precalculus, calculus, multivariable calculus, differential equations, and introductory linear algebra) and mathematics education at the tertiary level in New Zealand, Norway, and Iran, including master and PhD courses in mathematics education.
Supervision
Completed supervision
I was part of the supervision team of five PhD and 13 master theses in mathematics education since 2015.
Doctoral theses
1. Haghjoo, S. (2023). Designing a model of students’ thinking about the relationship between the graph of the derivative function and its antiderivative. Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University.
2. Salavati Nejad, N. (2021). Developing a model of students’ combinatorial thinking using a grounded theory approach. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
3. Amani, A. (2020). Introducing mathematical models for predicting mathematics attitude, anxiety and mathematical performance. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
4. Kolahdooz, F. (2018). Exploring students’ mathematical proof comprehension in a paperpencil and a dynamic assessment. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
5. Borji, V. (2018). Application of the APOSACE theory to improve students’ graphical understanding of the derivative. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
Master theses
1. Tøsse, A. V. and Rege, P. H. (2023). Integrating teaching and learning of statistics with puzzlebased learning:
A commognitive study. Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
2. Bedsvaag, F. G. and Moan M. (2023). Integrating mathematical modelling activities with math trails: A mixed
methods study of pupils at 9th grade. Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
3. Vildgren, F. (2023). Integrating math trails with mathematical modelling tasks related to fractions at the primary
level. Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
4. Rohde, R. (2022). The introduction of the derivative in German and Norwegian schools: A comparative schoolbook analysis. Berlin Institute of Technology/Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
5. Ezzati, M. (2022). Exploring the possibility of using proofs without words to improve the teaching and learning of integral calculus. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
6. Taghizadeh Bilandi, M. (2021). Exploring students’ mathematical understanding of the concept of tree using APOS theory and Tall’s three worlds of mathematics. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
7. Ⅿirsonⅾosi, M. (2020). Exploring the possibility of using a flipped classroom teaching method to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics at the undergraduate level. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
8. Rezvanifard, F. (2019). On the possibility of using puzzlebased learning to improve the teaching and learning of differential equations. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
9. Hosieni, A. S. (2019). Components of pedagogical content knowledge for teaching limits and continuity. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
10. Borji, A. (2019). Exploring resources, orientations, and goals of Year 12 mathematics teachers and mathematics lecturers. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
11. Mahbubeh, N. (2018). Exploring students’ abilities and attitudes towards problem posing in integral calculus. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
12. Moghaddam, K. (2018). Content analysis of integral calculus topic of Year 12 calculus textbook based on Revised Bloom's taxonomy. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
13. Niazi, N. (2017). Components of effective teaching from the perspectives of mathematics lecturers. Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.
Media
2021

Academic lectureRadmehr, Farzad; Rezvanifard, Faezeh; Drake, Michael. (2021) The attitudes of lecturers and students towards puzzlebased learning: The case of differential equations. The 14th International Congress on Mathematical Education 20210711  20210718

Academic lectureGjesteland, Thomas; Lima, Vegard; LunøeNielsen, Sverre A; Radmehr, Farzad; Goodchild, Simon. (2021) Gruppebasert prosjektoppgave i matematikk: Veiledernes erfaringer. UHRMNT, Realfagssenteret,MatRIC, UiA MNT konferansen 2021 , Kristiansand 20210315  20210316
2019

Academic lectureRadmehr, Farzad. (2019) Improving the quality of teaching, learning, and assessment of mathematics at higher education: Utilizing Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy and facets of metacognition . MatRIC MatRIC Conference 2019 , Bergen 20191014  20191015