Rivera, Ferdinand

Rivera, Ferdinand

Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics


Preferred: ferdinand.rivera@sjsu.edu


Preferred: 408-924-5170

Office Hours

By appointment (email preferred)

Professor Rivera conducts research in school-based mathematical cognition, in particular, the emergence of structural thinking in children and adults. Many of his investigations also focus on ways in which individual learners employ visualization to make sense of mathematical concepts and processes. Professor Rivera and his math education and special education colleagues are also developing the next generation of middle school and secondary mathematics teachers who employ integrated instructional practices when they teach math-literacy driven performance tasks and lessons in inclusive classrooms. Check out his webpage to learn more about him: https://sites.google.com/a/sjsu.edu/ferdinand-rivera/home


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio St Univ Main Campus, 1998
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Cultural Studies, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany, 2000