Vistro-Yu, Catherine P.

Full Time
Contact No.: 
(+632) 426-6001 local 5681-83

EdD Mathematics Education (1991)
University of Georgia

Courses Taught: 

Undergraduate Courses
MA 11: Modern Mathematics I
MA 12: Modern Mathematics II
MA 18A: Principles of Modern Mathematics I
MA 18B: Principles of Modern Mathematics II
MA 19: Applied Calculus for Business
MA 20: Calculus for Economists
MA 20.3A: Applied Calculus for Life Sciences I
MA 20.3B: Applied Calculus for Life Sciences II
MA 22: Mathematical Analysis II
MA 101: Mathematical Analysis III

Graduate Courses
MA 212: High School Geometry from an Advanced Viewpoint I
MA 215: Modern Algebra and Trigonometry
MA 220: Analysis for Teachers I
MA 221: Analysis for Teachers II
MA 222: Analysis for Teachers III
MA 240H: Seminar in Finite Mathematics
MA 240P:
MAE 210: Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics
MAE 295C: Seminar in Classroom Teaching in Mathematics
MAE 295E: Seminar in Testing and Evaluation in Mathematics

Research Interest: 

Mathematics Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Pupils’ and Teachers’ Conception of Mathematics
Curriculum, Assessment, Sociocultural Aspects of Mathematics Education



C. P. Vistro-Yu (2013). Cross-national studies on the teaching and learning of mathematics: where do we go from here?. ZDM Mathematics Education, 45, 145-151 (2013). DOI: 10.1007/s11858-013-0488-4.

C. P. Vistro-Yu. Innovations in Mathematics Education. PLT Journal (2012).

C. P. Vistro-Yu. Ethnomathematics for capacity building in mathematics education. Intersection, 11, 2-15 (2010).

B. Kaur, C. P. Vistro-Yu. Mathematics. In P. Peterson, E. Baker, B. McGaw (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education, Third Edition, 453-458 (2010). ISBN: 978-0-08-044894-7.

C. P. Vistro-Yu. Contributing to Mathematics Education through the Development of Mathematics Frameworks Basic Education and Teacher Education. In E. M. Tecson-Mendoza (Ed.), Building a Culture of Science in the Philippines, 19-26, National Academy of Science and Technology: Manila (2009). ISBN: 9789718538852.

C. P. Vistro-Yu. Using Innovation Techniques to Generate ‘New’ Problems. In B. Kaur, B Yeap, M. Kapur (Eds.), Mathematical Problem Solving Yearbook 2009, 185-207, World Scientific: Singapore (2009). DOI: 10.1142/9789814277228_0010.

C. P. Vistro-Yu, R. Villena-Diaz. Teachers’ Beliefs, Instructional Practices, and Culture: Understanding Effective Mathematics in the Philippines. In J. Cai, G. Kaiser, B. Perry, N. Wong (Eds.), Effective Mathematics Teaching from Teachers’ Perspectives: National and Cross-National Studies, 183-202, Sense Publishers: Netherlands (2009). ISBN: 9789087908218.

G. Navarra, C. P. Vistro-Yu.  DG-18: Current problems and challenges in primary mathematics education. In M. Niss (Ed.), ICME-10 Proceedings, 504 – 508. Roskilde University: Copenhagen (2008).

P. Howard, R. C. Latonio, C. P. Vistro-Yu. Enhancing Mathematics Curriculum Development through action-based Teacher Professional Development: an international collaboration in the Philippines. Loyola Schools Review, 7, 65-82 (2008).

C. P. Vistro-Yu, K. C. Irwin.  The benefits and challenges for social justice in international exchanges in mathematics and science education. In B. Atweh, A. Calabrese Barton, M. Borba, N. Gough, C. Keitel, C. P. Vistro-Yu, R. Vithal (Eds.), Internationalisation and Globalisation in Mathematics and Science Education, 321 – 342, Springer: Netherlands (2007). DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-5908-7_18.

F. De Guzman, L. Landrito, A. Ocampo, E. Ronda, R. San Jose, S. Ulep, C. P. Vistro-Yu. Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study Philippine Report: Volume II Mathematics, Population II. DOST-SEI, DepEd, UP NISMED: Quezon City (2007).

N. Cajilig, E. Callanta, F. De Guzman, N. Joaquin, T. Mañalac, C. P. Vistro-Yu, A. Yap. Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study Philippine Report: Volume II Mathematics, Population I. DOST-SEI, DepEd, UP NISMED: Quezon City (2007).

C. P. Vistro-Yu.  Enhancing mathematics teachers’ professional development through shared cultures. In C. S. Lim, S. Fatima, G. Munirah, S. Hajar, M. Y. Hashimah, W. L. Gan, & T. Y. Hwa (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fourth East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education (EARCOME 4), 33 – 38. Universiti Sains Malaysia: Penang (2007).

C. P. Vistro-Yu.  Turn around mathematics textbook problems and exercises to enhance classroom assessment ( (2007).  Retrieved on February 23, 2007. 

C. P. Vistro-Yu, M. C. Cuyegkeng.  Mathematics and science literacy of Filipino students. Intersection, 7 (2) (2006).

C. P. Vistro-Yu.  On Pedagogical Knowledge in Mathematics: How Secondary School Mathematics Teachers Face the Challenge of Teaching a New Class. International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning (2005).

Selected Professional Associations, Awards and Recognition: 


Silver Pillar Awardee, DOST-Science Education Institute (2012)

Metrobank Outstanding Teacher Award (Tertiary Level) (2012)

Outstanding Senior Teacher, Ateneo Schools Parents Council (2010)

Achievement Awardee, National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) (2008)

The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service, TOWNS Foundation (2007)

Springer's “Mathematics Education: An Asian Perspective” (Series Co-Editor), 7th ICMI-East Asian Regional Conference on Mathematics Education (Conference Chair), Network of Outstanding Teachers and Educators (Member), International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (2013 - 2016 Member-at-Large, 2008-2016 Country Representative), The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (Ex-Officio Board Member), National Research Council of the Philippines (Regular Member), Singapore's “The Mathematics Educator” (Editorial Board Member)