He obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics education from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 2007. Currently, he is a senior mathematics education lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. He is the course coordinator of Mathematics Teaching Methods I and co-coordinator of Statistical Reasoning in Education. His research interest is teaching and learning of mathematics using The Geometer's Sketchpad, van Hiele theory of geometric thinking and Lesson Study.

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Qualifications : B.Ed.; M.Ed.(USM); PhD (UM)
Expertise : Mathematics Education
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Book Publication
  • Chew, C. M., & Lim, C. S. (2012). Promoting primary pupils' geometric thinking through lesson study. In A. L. White & U. H. Cheah (Eds.), Transforming school mathematics education in the 21st century (pp. 176-192). Penang: SEAMEO RECSAM.
  • Lim, C. S., Chew, C. M., & Tan, S. F. (2012). The third wave: Exploring Malaysian primary pupils' preferred values in an effective mathematics lesson. In A. L. White & U. H. Cheah (Eds.), Transforming school mathematics education in the 21st century (pp. 251-267). Penang: SEAMEO RECSAM.
  • Chew, C. M. (2010). What is and why do we use Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP)? In C. S. Lim & L. K. Kor (Eds.), Innovative use of Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP) through lesson study collaboration (pp. 6-13). Penang: Basic Educational Research Unit, School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Kor, L. K., Chew, C. M., & Tan, K. A. (2010). Exploring geometric constructions with Geometer's Sketchpad. In C. S. Lim & L. K. Kor (Eds.), Innovative use of Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP) through lesson study collaboration (pp. 49-74). Penang: Basic Educational Research Unit, School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Chew, C. M. & Noraini Idris (2007). Assessing Form One students' learning of solid geometry in a phased-based instructional environment using The Geometer's Sketchpad. In Noraini Idris (Ed.), Classroom assessment in mathematics education (pp. 103-122). Shah Alam, Selangor: McGraw-Hill (Malaysia).
Journal Publication
  • Chew, C. M., & Noraini Idris (2012). Enhancing students' geometric thinking and achievement in solid geometry. Journal of Mathematics Education, 5 (1), 15-33. [Online] http://educationforatoz.com/journalofmatheducation.html#mce_temp_url# ISSN 1945-7502223-9553
  • Chew, C. M. (2012). Assessing Pre-Service Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Attitude Towards Geometer's Sketchpad. Asia Pacific Journal of Educators and Education, 27, 105-117. Print ISSN: 2180-3463
  • Chew, C. M., & Lim, C. S. (2011). Enhancing pre-service secondary mathematics teachers' skills of using the Geometer's Sketchpad through lesson study. Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 34 (1), 90-110. 
  • Chew, C. M., & Lim, C. S. (2011). Encouraging the innovative use of Geometer's Sketchpad through lesson study. Creative Education, 2 (3), 236-243. doi: 10.4236/ce.2011.23032
  • Chew, C. M. (2009). Enhancing students' geometric thinking through phase-based instruction using Geometer's Sketchpad : A case study. Jurnal Pendidik dan Pendidikan, 24, 89-107.
Conference Proceeding 
  • Chew, C. M., & Lim, C. S. (2011). Promoting primary pupils' geometric thinking through lesson study. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (CoSMEd 2011), 15-17 November (pp. 1-11). Penang: SEAMEO, RECSAM.
  • Chew, C. M. (2011). Assessing Form One students' geometric thinking. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Measurement and Evaluation in Education (ICMEE 4 2011), 9-12 October 2011 (pp. 114-123). Penang, Malaysia: Basic Education Research Unit, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
  • Chew, C. M. (2011). Young children's understanding of geometrical shapes. Proceedings of the International Conference on Early Childhood and Special Education (ICECSE) 2011, 10-12 June (No. 59). Penang, Malaysia: Basic Education Research Unit, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
  • Chew, C. M. & Lim C. S. (2010). Developing primary pupils' geometric thinking through phase-based instruction using The Geometer's Sketchpad. Proceedings of the Fifth East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education (EARCOME 5) 2010, 18-22 August (pp. 496-503). Tokyo, Japan: Japan Society of Mathematical Education.
  • Chew, C. M., Lim, H. L., & Noraini Idris (2009). Pre-service secondary mathematics teachers' geometric thinking and course grade. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (CoSMEd 2009), 10-12 November (pp. 255-262). Penang: SEAMEO, RECSAM.
Academic Recognition 
  • Member of Editorial Board of SAINSAB: The Journal of the Association for Science and Mathematics Education
  • Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Education and Learning
Research Grant
  • Assessing Pre-service Mathematics Teachers' Geometric Thinking (USM Incentive Grant – completed)
  • Developing Pre-Service Secondary Teachers' Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics with Geometer's Sketchpad through Lesson Study (USM Short Term Grant – ongoing)