Mathematics Knowledge Network (MKN) 




The Math Knowledge Network (MKN), hosted by the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (Fields) through its Centre for Mathematics Education (CME), will bring together diverse mathematics education stakeholders from across Ontario, in both official languages, to mobilize evidence from research and professional practice in mathematics education, facilitate the use of evidence-based practices for mathematics instruction to support improved educational achievement, and contribute to the Ministy of Education's Renewed Mathematics Strategy (RMS) in partnership with educators, researchers and organizations across Ontario. The MKN is led by George Gadanidis and Donna Kotsopoulos (MKN co-directors), and Dragana Martinovic (CME co-director). The Fields deputy director, Huaxiong Huang, is the coordinators on behalf of Fields for the MKN.

The MKN does not hold any one organization in Ontario as responsible for its success but rather takes a collaborative, inclusive, and province-wide approach.  This inclusive approach will help build Ontario's capacity for mathematics education knowledge generation and mobilization and has the greatest potential for impacting teacher knowledge and student experience and achievement. Intended audiences include classroom teachers, school-based mathematics teacher leads, mathematics education curriculum leaders, school and district administrators, university researchers/educators, professional mathematics organizations, and parent community groups. 



George Gadanidis (Western University) & Donna Kotsopoulos (Wilfrid Laurier University)


 mkn Pictured: George Gadanidis, Dragana Martinovic (CME Co-Director & part of MKN Executive), Donna Kotsopoulos


 The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences

University Partners

Organization Partners

Lead: Chantal Buteau
Lead: Marie-Hélène d’Amour
Lead: Tom Salisbury
Lead: Dan Jarvis
Lead: Jodie Williams
Lead: Bev Caswell
Lead: Judy Mendaglio
Lead: Ami Mamolo
Lead: Chad Richard
Queens University
Lead: Lynda Colgan
Lead: Katina Papulkas
Lead: George Gadanidis
Lead: Donna Kotsopoulos
Lead: Dragana Martinovic
Lead: Anna Jupp

Partnership Structure:

mkn structure

Ontario Education Mathematics Strategy: 


  • Addressing educator-identified needs for improving student learning. Mathematics teaching and learning needs identified by educators will be at the core of our work by engaging educators in reform that is personally and professionally meaningful and rewarding.
  • Changing attitudes towards mathematics. We will engage educators in co-designing mathematical learning experiences for students that offer surprise and conceptual insight, and opportunities to share their learning with family, their peers, and the wider community.
  • Fostering inclusion. Some groups are more marginalized than others when it comes to mathematics education. We will aim to enhance learning and participation opportunities for all learners. 


1) Mathematics Leadership

2) Critical Transitions in Student Mathematical Development

3) Indigenous Knowledge and Mathematics Education

4) Computational Thinking in Mathematics Education 

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Network summary download:

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Network in the News:

Donna Kotsopoulos discusses the Math Knowledge Network on CBC radio. Take a listen here.


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