Associate Professor Sergiy Klymchuk

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Associate Professor of Mathematics and Director
of STEM Tertiary Education Centre (STEM-TEC)

Phone: +64-9-921 9999 ext.8431

Email: sergiy.klymchuk@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
Level 1, AUT Tower
2 – 14 Wakefield St
Auckland 1010

Links to relevant web pages:
www.stemtec.aut.ac.nz

Qualifications:

  • PhD (Mathematics), Odessa National University, Ukraine, 1988
  • MSc (Mathematics), Odessa National University, Ukraine, 1980

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Co-Chief Editor of the international journal Mathematics Teaching-Research Journal Online published in the USA – since 2015
  • Associate Editor of the international journal Teaching Mathematics and its Applications published by the Oxford University Press – since 2012
  • Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA) – since 2011
  • Member of the European Society for Engineering Education Mathematics Working Group (SEFI MWG) – since 2008
  • Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) – since 2006
  • Member of the International Group on Psychology in Mathematics Education (PME), an affiliated group of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) – since 2001
  • Member of the International Group on Improvements in Mathematics Education (CIEAEM), an affiliated group of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) – since 1999
  • Member of the New Zealand Mathematical Society (NZMS) – since 1998
  • Member of the International Community of Teachers of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (ICTMA), an affiliated group of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) – since 1997

Biography:

I have been teaching university mathematics since 1980 in different countries: Ukraine (my home country), Germany (as a visiting Associate Professor) and New Zealand (the University of Waikato and Auckland University of Technology - AUT). Since 2000 I have been working at AUT. My PhD (1988) was in differential equations and recent research interests are in mathematics education. I am the author/co-author of more than 200 publications including the Counterexamples in Calculus book that received an Outstanding Academic Title Award from the Choice magazine of the American Library Association in 2010; Paradoxes and Sophisms in Calculus book that made the cover of the 2014 Publications Catalogue of the Mathematical Association of America; and the internationally acclaimed book on popular mathematics Money Puzzles: On Critical Thinking and Financial Literacy that has been published in 9 countries. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) based in the UK, a member of the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) and several international organisations on mathematics education. I was a Visiting Associate Professor of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at Wismar University, Germany in 2006-2008. I have been living in New Zealand since 1996.

Teaching Areas:

  • Mathematical Modelling (postgraduate course)
  • Critical Mathematics Education (professional development block course for school mathematics teachers)
  • Differential Equations (year 2 undergraduate course)
  • Engineering Mathematics-2 (year 2 undergraduate course)
  • Multivariate Calculus (year 2 undergraduate course)
Supervision of postgraduate students
  • Peter Maclaren (PhD) on the topic "Pen-enabled teaching and learning - enhancing the student experience in STEM disciplines in a tertiary environment" 2013-2018 (primary) - completed
  • Kerry Spooner (PhD) on the topic "Analysing university students' difficulties in formulating mathematical models" 2014- (primary)
  • Mohammad Khalili  (PhD) on the topic “The effects of meaningful gamification on the motivation and engagement levels of higher education students” 2017- (secondary) 
  • Naïf Saeed F Aldhahri (Masters) on the topic "Investigating the ways of how e-learning enhances teaching and learning of computer science in Saudi Arabia" 2014-2016 (primary) - completed

Research Areas:

Current Research: Mathematics Education

  • using counterexamples to enhance students’ understanding of undergraduate mathematics
  • effective teaching of mathematical modelling and applications to undergraduate students
  • analysing the transition from secondary to university education in mathematics
  • investigating the influence of attention on mathematical knowledge and assessment
  • enhancing students’ creativity and generic thinking skills through solving non-routine problems
Previous Research: Differential Equations
  • Differential inclusions and their applications in optimal control theory

Publications:

Total 240+ publications including 130+ refereed journal and conference papers/abstracts

Selected publications since 2004

Books

Klymchuk, S., & Staples, S. (2013). Paradoxes and Sophisms in Calculus. USA: Mathematical Association of America.
Retrieved from
http://www.maa.org/publications/books/paradoxes-and-sophisms-in-calculus

Ivanov, O., & Klymchuk, S. (2013). Mathematical Analysis for First-Year Students (in Russian). Moscow, Russia: Moscow Centre for Continuing Education in Mathematics. Retrieved from
http://biblio.mccme.ru/node/2886

Klymchuk, S. (2013). Money Puzzles (in Chinese). Hong Kong, China: Mathematics Learning Society.

Klymchuk, S. (2012). Financial Conundrums in Mathematics Classes (in Ukrainian). Kiev, Ukraine: School World.

Klymchuk, S. (2011). Paradoxes and Sophisms in Calculus - Second Edition. Auckland, New Zealand: Maths Press.

Klymchuk, S. (2010). Counterexamples in Calculus. Washington, USA: Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
Retrieved from
http://www.maa.org/publications/books/counterexamples-in-calculus

Mason, J., & Klymchuk, S. (2009). Using Counter-Examples in Calculus. London, UK: Imperial College Press.
Retrieved from
https://www.worldscibooks.com/mathematics/p627.html

Klymchuk, S. (2008). Riddles with Money: Mathematical Reasoning Development and Lateral Thinking (in Spanish). Mexico: Editorial Trillas, Mexico.
Retrieved from
http://www.gandhi.com.mx/index.cfm/id/Producto/dept/libros/pid/332231

Klymchuk, S. (2007). Money Puzzles: Fun with Finance. India: Rupa.
Retrieved from
http://www.abebooks.co.uk/Money-Puzzles-Fun-Finance-Klymchuk-Sergiy/9797973132/bd

Gruenwald, N., Buckeridge, J., Gulyaev, S., & Klymchuk, S. (2007). Shape Puzzles: On Spatial Thinking and Creative Design (in German and English). Germany: Wismar University.

Klymchuk, S. (2006). Number Puzzles (in Korean and English). Singapore: Times Editions - Marshall Cavendish.

Buckeridge, J., Gulyaev, S., & Klymchuk, S. (2006). Science Puzzles (in Korean and English). Singapore: Times Editions – Marshall Cavendish.
Retrieved from
http://www.amazon.ca/Science-puzzles-Korean-JOHN-BUCKERIDGE/dp/8987799565

Gruenwald, N., Buckeridge, J., Gulyaev, S., & Klymchuk, S. (2006). Science Puzzles: On Creative Thinking and Discovery Learning (in German and English). Germany: Wismar University.

Klymchuk, S. (2005). Money Puzzles. San Francisco, USA: University Games.
Retrieved from
http://www.wheelersbooks.com.au/books/9781575289779-money-puzzles-sink-back-and-solve-away/

Gruenwald, N., & Klymchuk, S. (2005). Money Puzzles: On Critical Thinking and Financial Literacy (in German and English). Wismar, Germany: Wismar University.

Klymchuk, S. (2005). Paradoxes and Sophisms in Calculus. Auckland, New Zealand: Maths Press.
Retrieved from
http://www.wheelersbooks.com.au/books/9780473105501-paradoxes-and-sophisms-in-calculus/

Buckeridge, J., Gulyaev, S., & Klymchuk, S. (2005). Shape Puzzles. Singapore: Times Editions - Marshall Cavendish.
Retrieved from
http://www.amazon.com/Shape-Puzzles-John-Buckeridge/dp/9812611916

Klymchuk, S. (2004). Counter-Examples in Calculus. Auckland, New Zealand: Maths Press.
Retrieved from
http://www.worldcat.org/title/counter-examples-in-calculus/oclc/70050457?referer=di&ht=edition

Klymchuk, S. (2004). Number Puzzles. Singapore: Times Editions

.Buckeridge, J., Gulyaev, S., & Klymchuk, S. (2004). Science Puzzles. Singapore: Times Editions.

Refereed journal articles

Klymchuk, S. & Spooner, K. (2018). University students’ preferences for application problems and pure mathematics questions. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, published online 4 July 2018. https://academic.oup.com/teamat/advance-article/doi/10.1093/teamat/hry014/5047441?guestAccessKey=27ecd069-03ce-484c-bb47-dea497d12bde 

Klymchuk, S. (2017). Puzzle-based learning in engineering mathematics: students’ attitudes. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 48(7), 1106-1119.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2017.1327088

Klymchuk, S., Jovanoski, Z. (2017). Making assumptions in a ballistics model: Students’ perspectives. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, published online 25 July 2017
https://doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrx012

Maclaren, P., Wilson, D., & Klymchuk, S. (2017). I see what you are doing: Student views on lecturer use of Tablet PCs in the engineering mathematics classroom. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 33(2), 173-188.
https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.3257

Maclaren, P., Wilson, D., & Klymchuk, S. (2017). Making the point: the place of gesture and annotation in teaching STEM subjects using pen-enabled Tablet PCs. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, published online 11 April.
https://doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrx002

Klymchuk, S., Jovanoski, Z. (2016). Analysing university students' abilities in making assumptions in a ballisticsmodel: A case study. Mathematics Teaching Research Journal Online, 8(1-2), 12 pages.
Retrieved from
http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/mtrj/archives/volume8/issue12/volume8issue12full.pdf

Klymchuk, S. (2015). Provocative mathematics questions: Drawing attention to a lack of attention. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 34(2), 63-70.
Retrieved from
http://teamat.oxfordjournals.org/content/34/2/63.full.pdf+html
doi:10.1093/teamat/hru022

Klymchuk, S. (2015). Solving application problems using mathematical modelling g diagrams. Mathematics Teaching Research Journal Online, 7(3), 5 pages.
Retrieved from
http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/MTRJ/archives/volume7/issue3/volume7issue3full.pdf

Klymchuk, S., & Zverkova, T. (2015). Using common sense in a mathematical modelling task. Mathematics Teaching Research Journal Online, 7(3), 7 pages. Retrieved from
http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/MTRJ/archives/volume7/issue3/volume7issue3full.pdf

Klymchuk, S. (2014). Experience with using counterexamples in an introductory calculus class. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 45(8), 1260-1265.
doi:10.1080/0020739X.2014.920533

Klymchuk, S., & Cheng, C. C. (2013). The role of attention in assessment. Mathematics Teaching Research Journal Online, 6(3), 36-47.
Retrieved from
http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/MTRJ/archives/volume6/issue3/volume6issue3full.pdf

Klymchuk, S., Plotnikov, A., & Skripnik, N. (2012). Overview of V.A. Plotnikov’s research on averaging of differential inclusions. Physica D - Nonlinear Phenomena, 241(22), 1932-1947.
doi:10.1016/j.physd.2011.05.004

Klymchuk, S., & Kachapova, F. (2012). Paradoxes and counterexamples in teaching and learning of probability at university. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 43(6), 803-811. doi:10.1080/0020739X.2011.633631

Thomas, M. O. J., & Klymchuk, S. (2012). The school-tertiary interface in mathematics: Teaching style and assessment practice. Mathematics Education Research Journal, 24(3), 283-300.
doi:10.1007/s13394-012-0051-6

Klymchuk, S. (2012). Using counter-examples in teaching and learning of calculus: Students’ attitudes and performance. Mathematics Teaching Research Journal Online, 5(4), 30 pages.
Retrieved from
http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/MTRJ/archives/volume5/volume5issue4full.pdf

Klymchuk, S., & Thomas, M. O. J. (2011). The influence of attention on mathematical knowledge of teachers and lecturers: A comparison. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 42(7), 1011-1020. doi:10.1080/0020739X.2011.607246

Klymchuk, S., Gruenwald, N., & Jovanoski, Z. (2011). University lecturers’ views on the transition from secondary to tertiary education in mathematics: An international survey. Mathematics Teaching-Research Journal Online (MTRJ), 5(1), 101-128. Retrieved from
http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/MTRJ/archives/volume5/volume5issue1full.pdf

Klymchuk, S., Kachapova, F., Schott, D., Sauerbier, G., & Kachapov, I. (2011). Using paradoxes and counterexamples in teaching probability: A parallel study. Mathematics Teaching-Research Journal Online (MTRJ), 5(1), 50-70.
Retrieved from
http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/MTRJ/archives/volume5/volume5issue1full.pdf

Gruenwald, N., Sauerbier, G., Narayanan, A., Klymchuk, S., & Zverkova, T. (2010). Applications in unusual contexts in engineering mathematics: Students' attitudes. Mathematics Teaching-Research Journal Online, 4(1), 52-67.
Retrieved from
http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/MTRJ/archives/volume4/volume4issue1full.pdf

Klymchuk, S., Zverkova, T., Gruenwald, N., & Sauerbier, G. (2010). University students' difficulties in solving application problems in calculus: Student perspectives. Mathematics Education Research Journal (MERJ), 22(2), 81-91. doi:10.1007/BF03217567

Hong, Y., Kerr, S., Klymchuk, S., McHardy, J., Murphy, P., Spencer, S., Thomas, M., & Watson, P. (2009). A comparison of teacher and lecturer perspectives on the transition from secondary to tertiary mathematics education. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 40(7), 877-889. doi:10.1080/00207390903223754

Klymchuk, S., Zverkova, T., Gruenwald, N., & Sauerbier, G. (2008). Increasing engineering students’ awareness to environment through innovative teaching of mathematical modelling. Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications, 27(3), 123-130. doi:10.1093/teamat/hrn007

Gruenwald, N., Sauerbier, G., Zverkova, T., & Klymchuk, S. (2008). Teaching non-traditional applications in engineering mathematics: A case study. Mathematics Teaching-Research Journal Online, 2(2), 6 pages.
Retrieved from
http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/mtrj/archives/volume2/issue2/volume2issue2full.pdf

Kachapova, F., Black, M., Klymchuk, S., & Kachapov, I. (2007). Counter-examples and paradoxes in teaching mathematical statistics: A case study. Mathematics Teaching-Research Journal Online (MTRJ), 2(1), 12 pages.
Retrieved from
http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/mtrj/archives/volume2/issue1/volume2issue1full.pdf

Black, M., Kachapova, F., Klymchuk, S., & Kachapov, I. (2007). Probability counter-examples and paradoxes as a teaching strategy. Mathematics and Informatics Quarterly, 17(3/4), 154-159.

Gruenwald, N., Sauerbier, G., Zverkova, T., & Klymchuk, S. (2007). Unusual applications in engineering mathematics: Students' attitudes. The New Zealand Mathematics Magazine, 44(3), 5-11.

Gruenwald, N., Sauerbier, G., Zverkova, T., & Klymchuk, S. (2006). Bestand und Nachhaltigkeit in der Mathematischen Modellierung für Ingenieurstudenten (Survival and sustainability issues in mathematical modelling for engineering students. Global Journal of Engineering Education - German Edition, 10(3), 293-298.
Retrieved from
http://www.wiete.com.au/journals/GJEE/Publish/Vol.10,No.3/Klymchuk.pdf

Gruenwald, N., & Klymchuk, S. (2006). Counter-examples in mathematics. Mathematics and Information Quarterly, 16(3/4), 73-77.

Klymchuk, S. (2005). Averaging of differential relations of belongingness with unbounded right-hand sides. Ukrainian Mathematical Journal (English translation), 343-345.
doi:10.1007/BF01060323

Klymchuk, S. (2005). Counter-examples in teaching/learning of calculus: students' performance. International Newsletter on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Proof, 9 pages.
Retrieved from
http://www.lettredelapreuve.it/OldPreuve/Newsletter/06Hiver/Klymchuk-NZMM.pdf

Klymchuk, S. (2005). Counter-examples in teaching/learning of calculus: Students’ performance. The New Zealand Mathematics Magazine, 42(1), 31-38.

Gruenwald, N., Sauerbier, G., Zverkova, T., & Klymchuk, S. (2005). Mathematische Modelle der Ökologie im ersten Studienjahr Ingenieurmathematik (Mathematical models of ecology in first-year engineering mathematics). Global Journal of Engineering Education – German Edition, 9(3), 237-244.
Retrieved from
http://www.wiete.com.au/journals/GJEE/Publish/vol9no3/Gruenwald+.pdf

Gruenwald, N., Sauerbier, G., Zverkova, T., & Klymchuk, S. (2005). Using mathematical models of ecology in teaching first-year engineering mathematics. The New Zealand Mathematics Magazine, 42(3), 11-23.

Gruenwald, N., Kossow, A., Sauerbier, G., & Klymchuk, S. (2004). Der Ubergang von der Schul-zur Hochschulmathematik - Erfahrungen aus internationaler und deutscher Sicht (Transition from school to university mathematics: International and German perspectives). Global Journal of Engineering Education - German Edition, 8(3), 283-294.
Retrieved from
http://www.wiete.com.au/journals/GJEE/Publish/vol8no3/Gruenwald+.pdf

Gruenwald, N., Klymchuk, S., & Jovanoski, Z. (2004). Reducing the gap between the school and university mathematics: University lecturers' perspective. The New Zealand Mathematics Magazine, 41(3), 12-24.

Klymchuk, S., & Zverkova, T. (2004). Role of mathematical modelling and applications in university service courses: An across-countries study. The New Zealand Mathematics Magazine, 41(1), 25-33.

Refereed papers in international conference proceedings


Klymchuk, S. & Spooner, K. (2017). Application problems vs pure mathematics questions: Students’ perspectives. In Online proceedings of the international conference Mathematics Education beyond 16: Pathways and Transitions (10 pages). Birmingham, UK.
Retrieved from
https://ima.org.uk/2996/mathematics-education-beyond-16-pathways-transitions/

Evans, T., Klymchuk, S. & Thomas, M. (2017). Creative thinking skills as a learning outcome for tertiary STEM students: Researching the impact of the regular use of non-routine problem solving as a pedagogical strategy. In E. Heinrich, C. Mariskind, & I. Fuller (Eds.), Proceedings of the 13th Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand Conference (TERNZ-2017) (pp. 34-35). Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University. Retrieved from
http://www.herdsa.org.nz/ternz/2017/pdfs/TERNZ_2017_Proceedings.pdf

Klymchuk, S. (2016). Enhancing General Thinking Skills through Puzzles, Paradoxes and Sophisms: Engineering Students’ Perspectives. In Online proceedings of the 3rd Mathematics Education and Contemporary Theories conference (MECT-3) (9 pages). Manchester, UK.
Retrieved from
http://www.esri.mmu.ac.uk/mect3/papers-list.php

Klymchuk, S., Maclaren, P., & Wilson, D. (2015). Lecturers’ attitudes towards integrating pen-enabled tablet PCs in teaching engineering mathematics. In S. Carreira, & N. Amado (Eds.), Online Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching (ICTMT12) (pp. 530-532). Faro, Portugal: University of Algarve.
Retrieved from
http://hdl.handle.net/10400.1/6081

Klymchuk, S., & Zverkova, T. (2013). The role of attention in the praxis of knowledge of school mathematics teachers. In Online proceedings of the 2nd Mathematics Education and Contemporary Theories conference (MECT-2) (8 pages). Manchester, UK.
Retrieved from (reference code: harmony)
http://www.esri.mmu.ac.uk/mect2/papers.php

Klymchuk, S., & Cheng, C. (2013). The impact of attention on assessment. In M. Inprasitha (Ed.), Innovations and Exemplary Practices in Mathematics Education, Proceedings of the 6th East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education (EARCOME-6) Vol. 2 (pp. 354-362). Thailand: Center for Research in Mathematics Education (CRME), Khon Kaen University.

Apenteng, O., Narayanan, A., & Klymchuk, S. (2013). The use of cellular automata for modelling (SIR)N diseases with migratory reinfection. In F. Yama (Ed.), International Conference on Computer Research and Development, ICCRD 2013 (pp. 59-63). New York, USA: ASME Press.
doi:10.1115/1.860182_ch10

Klymchuk, S., Zverkova, T., Gruenwald, N., & Sauerbier, G. (2012). University students’ difficulties in solving application problems in calculus: Students’ perspectives. In G. Rodriguez (Ed.), Proceedings of the 16th conference of the Mathematics Working Group (MWG) of the European Society for Engineering Education (E-format) (6 pages). Salamanca, Spain.

Klymchuk, S., & Zverkova, T. (2012). Using counterexamples in teaching & learning of calculus. In Proceedings of the International Colloquium The Didactics of Mathematics: Approaches and Issues - A Hommage to Michèle Artigue (E-format) (3 pages). Paris, France.
Retrieved from
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7H9DyVUr48lTVNiRk5zZ1lhQ00/edit?pli=1

Klymchuk, S., Gruenwald, N., & Jovanoski, Z. (2011). University lecturers’ views on the transition from secondary to tertiary education in mathematics: An international survey. In J. Hannah, & M. Thomas (Eds.), Proceedings of Volcanic Delta 2011, the 8th Southern Hemisphere Conference on Teaching and Learning Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics, Rotorua, New Zealand (pp. 190-201). Rotorua, New Zealand: University of Canterbury & University of Auckland.

Sauerbier, G., Narayanan, A., Gruenwald, N., Klymchuk, S., & Zverkova, T. (2010). Teaching non-traditional applications to engineering students. In A. Araujo, A. Fernandes, A. Azevedo, & J. F. Rodrigues (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Interfaces between Mathematics and Industry (pp. 437-447). Lisbon, Portugal.

Gruenwald, N., Sauerbier, G., Narayanan, A., Klymchuk, S., & Zverkova, T. (2010). Teaching unusual applications in engineering mathematics: Students' attitudes. In D. Schott (Ed.), Proceedings of the 15th Seminar of the European Society for Engineering Education Mathematics Working Group (SEFI MWG) "Mathematical Education of Engineers" (E-format) (6 pages). Wismar, Germany.

Hong, Y., Kerr, S., Klymchuk, S., McHardy, J., Murphy, P., Spencer, S., Thomas, M., & Watson, P. (2009). Modelling the transition from secondary to tertiary mathematics education. In L. Paditz, & A. Rogerson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Mathematics Education into the 21st Century (pp. 250-254). Dresden, Germany.

Klymchuk, S., & Thomas, M. (2009). Teachers' mathematical knowledge: Influence of attention. In M. Tzekaki, M. Kaldrimidou, & H. Sakonidis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Conference of the International Group for the  Psychology of Mathematics Educations (PME-33) Vol. 3 (pp. 361-368). Thessaloniki, Greece.

Hong, Y., Kerr, S., Klymchuk, S., McHardy, J., Murphy, P., Spencer, S., Thomas, M., & Watson, P. (2009). Teachers' perspectives on the transition from secondary to tertiary mathematics education. In H. Bicknell, & Burgess (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference of Mathematics Education Research Group Australasia (MERGA-32) (pp. 241-248). Wellington, New Zealand.

Klymchuk, S., & Mays, M. (2008). Current problems and challenges in non-university tertiary mathematics education. In M. Niss (Ed.), Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-10) (pp. 519-523). Copenhagen, Denmark.

Klymchuk, S., Zverkova, T., Gruenwald, N., & Sauerbier, G. (2008). Increasing engineering students' awareness to environmental issues through innovative teaching of mathematical modelling. In B. Alpers (Ed.), Proceedings of the joint 14th Seminar of the European Society for Engineering Education Mathematics Working Group (SEFI MWG) and 6th Conference of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications on Mathematical Education of Engineers (E-format) (6 pages). Loughborough University, UK.

Gruenwald, N., Sauerbier, G., Klymchuk, S., & Zverkova, T. (2008). Mission 2 Mars und andere Projekte in einem extracurricularen Kurs f¨ur Ingenieurstudenten (Mission to Mars and other projects in an extra-curriculum course for engineering students). In D. Schott (Ed.), Proceedings of the 6th German Workshop "Mathematics for Engineers" Vol. 2 (pp. 45-53). Soest, Germany.

Gruenwald, N., Sauerbier, G., Zverkova, T., & Klymchuk, S. (2008). Teaching business applications to future engineers. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Engineering and Business Education (E-format) (6 pages). Wismar, Germany.

Gruenwald, N., Sauerbier, G., Zverkova, T., & Klymchuk, S. (2007). A novel approach to teach mathematical modelling to engineering students: A case study. In J. Szendrei (Ed.), Proceedings of the Congress of International Commission for the Study and Improvement of Mathematics Education CIEAEM-59 (pp. 174-178). Dobogoko, Hungary.

Klymchuk, S., & Gruenwald, N. (2006). Counter-examples in calculus as a pedagogical strategy. In D. Hughes Hallett, I. Vakalis, H. Arikan, & D. Quinney (Eds.), Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Teaching Mathematics at the Undergraduate Level (ICTM-3) (E-format) (5 pages). Istanbul, Turkey: John Wiley & Sons.

Gruenwald, N., Sauerbier, G., Zverkova, T., & Klymchuk, S. (2006). Mathematische Modellierung fur Ingenierurstudenten im Interdisziplinaren Kontext (Teaching mathematical modelling in a multidisciplinary context). In D. Schott (Ed.), Proceedings of the 5th German Workshop "Mathematics for Engineers" Vol. 3 (pp. 19-26). Wismar, Germany.

Gruenwald, N., Sauerbier, G., Zverkova, T., & Klymchuk, S. (2006). Teaching mathematical modelling of survival and sustainability to engineering students. In Z. Pudlovski (Ed.), Proceedings of the 10th Baltic Region Seminar on Engineering Education (pp. 174-176). Szczecin, Poland.

Klymchuk, S., Zverkova, T., Gruenwald, N., & Sauerbier, G. (2005). Mathematische Modelle der Ökologie für Ingenieurstudenten (Mathematical models of ecology for engineering students). In D. Schott (Ed.), Proceedings of the German Workshop-2005 “Mathematics for Engineers” (pp. 43-51). Bremen, Germany.

Refereed book chapters and reports

Klymchuk, S., Thomas, M., Gulyaev, S., & Evans, T. (2017). Enhancing Generic Thinking Skills of Tertiary STEM Students through Puzzle-based Learning (2017 Ako Aotearoa Project Report). (21 pages). Wellington, New Zealand: Ako Aotearoa.
Retrieved from
https://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/enhancing-generic-thinking-skills-of-tertiary-stem-students-through-puzzle-based-learning?mc_cid=c098b984bd&mc_eid=eb3b2f243a 

Klymchuk, S., Narayanan, A., Gruenwald, N., Sauerbier, G., & Zverkova, T. (2011). Modelling of infectious disease with biomathematics: Implications for teaching and research. In G. Kaiser, W. Blum, R. B. Ferri, & G. Stillman (Eds.), Trends in Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling (Vol. 1, pp. 489-498). Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-0910-2

Thomas, M., Klymchuk, S., Hong, Y., Kerr, S., McHardy, J., Murphy, P., Spencer, S., & Watson, P. (2010). The Transition from Secondary to Tertiary Mathematics Education (2010 TLRI Report) (Online). Wellington, New Zealand: The New Zealand Council for Educational Research.
Retrieved from
http://www.tlri.org.nz/sites/default/files/projects/9262SummaryReport.pdf

Klymchuk, S. (2009). Using counter-examples to enhance learners' understanding of undergraduate mathematics. In Good Practice Publication Grants (Online) (9 pages). New Zealand: Ako Aotearoa National Centre on Tertiary Teaching Excellence.
Retrieved from
http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/download/ng/file/group-3300/using-counter-examples-to-enhance-learners-understanding-of-undergraduate-mathematics.pdf

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Awards:

       Total grants $800,000 including $600,000 external

  • 2017
    The New Zealand Council for Educational Research grant of $198,205 for the project “Investigating the Impact of Non-routine Problem Solving on Creativity, Engagement and Intuition of STEM Tertiary Students” (Principal Investigator)
  • 2016
    New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) grant of $28,500 for the project "STEMpreneurial Bugs for South Auckland Youth" (Project Leader)
  • 2016
    Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence grant of $10,000 for the project “Enhancing Generic Thinking Skills of Tertiary STEM Students through Puzzle-Based Learning” (Project Leader)
  • 2016
    AUT Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies award of $5,000 to the STEM-TEC Centre for excellence in research into the scholarship of the teaching and learning (Founding Director of the STEM-TEC Centre and main applicant)
  • 2015
    New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) grant of $21,850 for the project "New Horizons: STEM Meet-ups for South Auckland Youth" (Project Leader)
  • 2015
    Microsoft New Zealand grant of $5,000 for sponsoring the Australasian Symposium on Using Pen-Enabled Tablets in Teaching STEM Subjects (Symposium Convenor)
  • 2015
    Auckland University of Technology Learning and Teaching Development Fund (LTDF) grant of $10,000 for the project "Increasing the Retention Rate in Tertiary STEM Subjects by Enhancing Students' Engagement" (Project Leader)
  • 2014
    Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies Award of $5,000 for Academic Excellence in Learning and Teaching 
  • 2014
    Auckland University of Technology Learning and Teaching Development Fund grant of $6,000 for the project “Developing Digital Resources of Puzzles, Paradoxes, Provocations and Sophisms in STEM Subjects and Investigating their Impact on Enhancing STEM Students’ Critical Thinking and Analytical Abilities” (Project Leader)
  • 2013
    Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies of AUT University seed grant of $25,000 for establishing the STEM Tertiary Education Centre (Founding Director)
  • 2012
    AUT University Vice-Chancellor’s Award of $10,000 for Academic Excellence in Teaching
  • 2012
    Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies of AUT University Award of $1,000 for Academic Excellence in Learning and Teaching
  • 2011  
    Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence Grant of $10,000 for dissemination of the findings from the project “Analysing the Transition from Secondary to Tertiary Education in Mathematics” among all New Zealand universities (Project Leader)
  • 2010
    Outstanding Academic Title Award in 2010 by the Choice Magazine of the American Library Association for my book Counterexamples in Calculus published by the Mathematical Association of America
  • 2010
    Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence grant of $12,000 for distribution of my book Counterexamples in Calculus based on my research to all New Zealand universities and high schools with the aim to improve students' conceptual understanding in calculus (Project Leader)
  • 2008
    Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence Good Practice Publication Grant of $3,000 for developing a resource on using counterexamples for enhancing teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics (Project Leader)
  • 2007
    The New Zealand Council for Educational Research Grant of $180,000 for a 2-year national project “Analysing the Transition from Secondary to Tertiary Education in Mathematics” (Principal Investigator)
  • 2007
    Auckland University of Technology Grant of $10,000 for developing an online resource to enhance teaching and learning “Increasing Students’ Awareness to Environmental Issues through Innovative Teaching of Mathematical Modelling” (Project Leader)
  • 2006
    German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) visiting Associate Professor at Wismar University, Germany
  • 2005
    UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education German Headquarters research fellowship of 10,000 euros
  • 2005
    Auckland University of Technology Grant of $10,000 for developing an online resource to enhance teaching and learning “Enhancing Students’ Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills through Paradoxes and Sophisms in Calculus” (Project Leader)
  • 2004
    Auckland University of Technology Grant of $10,000 for developing an online resource to enhance teaching and learning “Using Counterexamples for Enhancing Students’ Critical Thinking Skills and Conceptual Understanding in Undergraduate Mathematics” (Project Leader)
  • 2002
    German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) grant of 36,000 euros for a 3-year collaborative research project with Wismar University within the programme International Quality Network (Principal Investigator)
  • 2002
    Auckland Chamber of Commerce Scholarship of $2,000 for undertaking research at Wismar University, Germany
  • 2001
    ASB Bank grant of $10,000 for printing and distribution of my educational book on popular mathematics Money Puzzles to all New Zealand schools and libraries
  • 2001
    AMP Financial Services National Scholarship of $5,000 for printing and distribution of my educational book on popular mathematics Money Puzzles to all New Zealand schools and libraries