Mathematics Education


Research in mathematics education is the systematic study of the many facets of mathematics as a subject of teaching and learning in current society. The research at the department covers all the levels of the educational system.

It also studies areas were mathematics is used as part of professional tools for action (e.g., adult work-place mathematics learning and mathematics teachers’ professional practice). The research also adopts a variety of theoretical perspectives from pedagogy, psychology and cognition, sociology and cultural studies, and educational sciences. This unfolds in topics such as children’s mathematical reasoning and thinking, higher mathematics conceptual development, assessment of mathematics learning, multilingualism and cultural diversity in school mathematics learning, school mathematics and social inclusion and exclusion, and mathematics’ teachers learning and professional development.

The research not only connects to traditions in Sweden, but also follows contemporary trends in the international research in mathematics education. In this way, the research attends to concrete educational problems in Sweden, as well as contributes to international knowledge production in the field.

Nathalie Sinclair

Svend Pedersen Lecture Award 2019 - to Nathalie Sinclair

See the award lecture: Moving mathematics: Gesturo-haptic encounters with multiplication

Anna Pansell

Anna Pansell receives Högskoleföreningen’s Award

Anna Pansell, Department of Mathematics and Science Education, has been awarded Högskoleföreningen’s Award for outstanding scientific achievement 2018 for her thesis "The Ecology of Mary’s Mathematics Teaching: Tracing Co-determination within School Mathematics Practices".

Paola Valero

Cultural politics of mathematics education

Paola Valero at the Department of Mathematics and Science Education researches how math in the curriculum is an important site of subjectification in contemporary societies. She lectures and supervises our mathematics teacher education students.

Iben Christiansen, Associate Professor

SEK 5.7 million to the project: Tracing mathematics teacher education in practice

In the yearly call for applications from the Swedish Research Council, the project “Tracing mathematics teacher education in practice” was granted SEK 5,775,671. Heading up the project is Iben Maj Christiansen, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education.

Paola Valero

Paola Valero - opening keynote at the Brazilian Conference of Mathematics Education Research

Paola Valero was invited to do the opening keynote at the Brazilian Conference of Mathematics Education Research (SIPEM VII). The topic of the conference is mathematics education and social justice, the area of research of Paola Valero.