Mathematics in education – then, now and in the future

Welcome to our seminars!

Mathematics teaching

Research in mathematics education is about the content and methods of mathematics teaching. The common denominator of the group working in this field at Uppsala is the different types of texts used in mathematics teaching. We work with policy documents, teaching materials, national/international tests; contemporary as well as historic texts. The questions we deal with concern the content of these texts, how they have been selected (present/past), how basic mathematical concepts have changed and also the linguistic structure and how the students react to the texts.

The group collaborates with a number of the department’s other research environments, such as STOLP and the group for the history and sociology of education. The department offers several cross-boundary seminars.

The group's intention is to expand its activities with new issues, materials and methods that complement current research. This means, among other things, a continued exchange with other universities both nationally and internationally in the form of visiting researchers and guest lecturers.

Several members of the group are also involved in various development projects such as the development of educational materials and improving teacher competencies.


The group is part of the Teaching and learning of algebra network which was started in spring 2016 on the initiative of researchers in algebra teaching in both Sweden and Finland. The aim is to share ideas, exchange experiences and cooperate on various research projects. The network's members come from several universities in Sweden and Finland, with the majority from Uppsala University and Åbo Akademi University in Vaasa.


Held on certain Tuesdays between 10 am and midday.
Mini conference in teaching and learning of algebra
November 7-8 2016, Blåsenhus, Uppsala University
The mini conference is organised by the Teaching and learning of algebra network

More information and programme


Kirsti Hemmi, Guest Professor, Scientific leader
Ida Bergvall, Senior lecturer
Kajsa Bråting, Senior lecture
Synnöve Carlsson, Adjunkt lecturer
Anneli Dyrvold, Senior lecturer
Pia Eriksson, Adjunct lecturer
Hanna Fredriksdotter, Doctoral student
Gabriella Gejard, Senior lecturer
Marcus Lindskog, Senior lecturer
Lars Madej, Adjunct lecturer
Tomas Persson, Senior lecturer
Johan Prytz, Senior lecturer

Associated members
Uffe Thomas Jankvist, Professor, Åhus University
Cecilia Kilhamn, Researcher, Gothenburg University
Yvonne Liljekvist, Senior lecturer, Karlstad University
Kristina Palm Kaplan, Senior lecturer, University of Gävle
Johanna Pejlare, Senior lecturer, Gothenburg University

Kajsa Bråting and Johan Prytz