The group conducts research in different aspects of mathematics education. Some of the areas of interest are teacher education, history of mathematics and mathematical reasoning, teaching competencies, algebraic concepts, problems solving strategies, assessment, and gifted education. The main focus is on the university and upper secondary level, and the transition between the two.

The PhD-students are part of the research theme Matematik och naturvetenskap, which involves several departments and organizations engaged in mathematics- and natural science education research at the University of Gothenburg.

## Members

#### Faculty

Samuel Bengmark | Teaching Competencies, Teacher Education, Transition to Tertiary Mathematics Education, Engineering Education | |

Laura Fainsilber | Teacher Education for Primary and Secondary School Teacher, Mathematical Problem Solving and Classroom Culture, Transition to Tertiary Education | |

Tommy Gustafsson | Teacher Education, Engineering Education | |

Damiano Ognissanti | Digitization, Flipped Classroom, Blended Learning | |

Johanna Pejlare | History of Mathematics, History of Mathematics Education, Algebra Education, Programming in mathematics. |

#### Doctoral students

Anna Holmlund | Aspects of relevant algebraic concepts critical for student | |

Semir Becevic | Assessment |

#### Guest Faculty

Alice Kozakevicius |

#### Former doctoral student in Mathematics Education at Mathematical Sciences.

Kerstin Pettersson, PhD | "Algoritmiska, intuitiva och formella aspekter av matematiken i dynamiskt samspel: En studie av hur studenter nyttjar sina begreppsuppfattningar inom matematisk analys", 2008 | |

Anna-Ida Säfström, PhD | "Exercising Mathematical Competence: Practising Representation Theory and Representing Mathematical Practice", 2013 | |

Linda Mattsson, PhD | "Tracking mathematical giftedness in an egalitarian context", 2013 | |

Helena Johansson, PhD | "Mathematical Reasoning - In physics and real-life context", 2015 | |

Mikael Borke, PhLic | "Matematisk och pedagogisk kunskap – Lärarstudenters uppfattningar av begreppen funktion och variabel", 2017 | |

Éva Fülöp, PhD | "Learning to solve problems that you have not learned to solve: Strategies in mathematical problem solving", 2019 |

## Close collaborators

- Jesper Boesen, Jönköping University
- Kajsa Bråting, Uppsala University
- Kirsti Hemmi, Åbo Akademi
- Angelika Kullberg, University of Gothenburg
- Ference Marton, University of Gothenburg
- Jon Star, Harvard

## University Links to related environments

- CUL – Centrum för utbildningsvetenskap och lärarforskning
- MERGOT - Mathematics Education Research in Gothenburg
- IDPP – Institutionen för didaktik och pedagogisk profession vid Göteborgs universitet
- NCM – Nationellt centrum för matematikutbildning
- Nordic Network for Algebra Learning, N2AL.
- SMDF - Svensk förening för matematikdidaktisk forskning.

Historical note: Already in the nineties, before the
Teaching and Learning of Mathematics Research Group was formed, the
department had staff involved in mathematical education research,
especially Mats Martinsson and Christina Nystedt.