Dr. Sandy Bakos

Assistant Professor


Dr. Sandy Bakos joined the University of Lethbridge in 2022 as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education. Born and raised in northwestern Alberta, Sandy’s professional experiences include 18 years of teaching elementary school in both urban (Edmonton and Grande Prairie) and rural settings (Whitecourt and Fairview), an instructional coaching role, and an international teaching exchange in Victoria, Australia. 2022 Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Dissertation: The Teacher–Tool–Mathematics Ensemble: Before, During and After Implementing TouchTimes 2014 Master of Education, Simon Fraser University. Program: Curriculum & Instruction (Numeracy). Research Project: Using The Shape Makers Geometry Microworld and Discourse to Promote Mathematical Understanding in Fifth Graders 1997 Bachelor of Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Major: Elementary Education; Minor: Special Education

Teaching Interests

Sandy is passionate about improving the teaching and learning of mathematics at the elementary school level.

Research Interests

Sandy's research interests include the use of technology in teaching and learning elementary school mathematics; affordances and tensions between computational thinking and mathematics with early learners; possible links between spatial reasoning and mathematics learning disabilities and how mathematics is portrayed in STEM.