1st Edition

Research and Development in University Mathematics Education Overview Produced by the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics

    282 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    282 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    In the last thirty years or so, the need to address the challenges of teaching and learning mathematics at university level has become increasingly appreciated by university mathematics teachers, and beyond, by educational institutions around the world. Indeed, mathematics is both a condition and an obstacle to success for students in many educational programmes vital to the 21st century knowledge society, for example in pure and applied mathematics, engineering, natural sciences, technology, economics, finance, management and so on. This breadth of impact of mathematics implies the urgency of developing research in university mathematics education, and of sharing results of this research widely. This book provides a bespoke opportunity for an international audience of researchers in didactics of mathematics, mathematicians and any teacher or researcher with an interest in this area to be informed about state-of-the-art developments and to heed future research agendas.

    This book emerged from the activities of the research project INDRUM (acronym for International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics), which aims to contribute to the development of research in didactics of mathematics at all levels of tertiary education, with a particular concern for the development of early-career researchers in the field and for dialogue with university mathematicians.

    The aim of the book is to provide a deep synthesis of the research field as it appears through two INDRUM conferences organised in 2016 and 2018. It is an original contribution which highlights key research perspectives, addresses seminal theoretical and methodological issues and reports substantial results concerning the teaching and learning of mathematics at university level, including the teaching and learning of specific topics in advanced mathematics across a wide range of university programmes.

    Viviane Durand-Gurrier, Reinhard Hochmuth, Elena Nardi and Carl Winsløw
    Part I Achievements and current challenges
    Chapter 1.  Mathematics education research at university level: achievements and challenges
    Michèle Artigue
    Chapter 2. Lessons for mathematics higher education from 25 years of mathematics support
    Duncan Lawson, Tony Croft
    Chapter 3. Current interactions between mathematicians and researchers in mathematics
    Caroline Bardini, Marianna Bosch, Chris Rasmussen, María Trigueros
    Part II Teaching and learning of specific topics in university mathematics
    Chapter 4. Education and professional development of University Mathematics Teachers
    Carl Winsløw, Rolf Biehler, Barbara Jaworski, Frode Rønning and Megan Wawro
    Chapter 5. Challenging issues in the teaching and learning of Calculus and Analysis
    Maria Trigueros, Stéphanie Bridoux, Ann O’Shea, Laura Branchetti
    Chapter 6. Task design in calculus and analysis
    Fabrice Vandebrouck, Erik Hanke, Rafael Martínez-Planell
    Chapter 7. Discrete mathematics, computer science, logic, proof, and their relationships
    Faïza Chellougui, Viviane Durand-Guerrier, Antoine Meyer
    Chapter 8. Abstract and Linear Algebra
    Thomas Hausberger, Michelle Zandieh and Yael Fleischmann
    Chapter 9. Mathematics for engineers, Modelling, Mathematics in other disciplines
    Alejandro S. González-Martín, Ghislaine Gueudet, Berta Barquero and Avenilde Romo-Vázquez
    Part III Teachers' and students' practices at university level
    Chapter 10. Transitions to, across and beyond university
    Reinhard Hochmuth, Laura Broley and Elena Nardi
    Chapter 11. Students’ in-class and out-of-class mathematical practices
    Chris Rasmussen, Helge Fredriksen, Emma Howard, Birgit Pepin and Johanna Rämö
    Chapter 12. Mathematics teaching practices at university level
    Nicolas Grenier-Boley, Pedro Nicolás, Heidi Strømskag and Theresia Tabchi


    Viviane Durand-Guerrier is Professor Emeritus of Didactics of Mathematics at the University of Montpellier, France.

    Reinhard Hochmuth is Professor of Didactics of Mathematics at the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany.

    Elena Nardi is Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom.

    Carl Winsløw is Professor of Didactics of Mathematics at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

    "In all, the book is a compendium of a host of issues that pervade university mathematics education and instruction. It is both an eye-opener and a way forward." - Firdous Ahmad Mala, Educational Studies in Mathematics