Teaching and learning of mathematics

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Photo of the group members.

The group conducts research in different aspects of the teaching and learning of mathematics and mathematics education.

Some of the areas which are covered by the group are

  • teacher education,
  • history of mathematics and mathematical reasoning,
  • problems solving strategies,
  • assessment,
  • gifted education.

The main focus is on upper secondary school but issues concerning the transition to university level mathematics, teaching and learning at university level as well as in preschool and teacher training have been included.

The group is part of the research theme Matematik och naturvetenskap (information på svenska), which involves several departments and organizations engaged in mathematics and natural science education research in the Gothenburg area. 

Former doctoral students in Mathematics Education

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

Mathematical Science is a joint department between Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg.