Topics in Mathematics Education


Outline of the course:

The aim of the course is to obtain an overview of the research literature on cognitive studies of mathematics education. Students will be required to write synopses of the articles that are read. Evaluation will be based on discussions and the synopses written by the student.


  • Shoenfeld, A. (1987), Cognitive Science and Mathematics Education
  • Bryant, P. and Nunes, T. (1997), Teaching and Learning in Mathematics: an International Perspective
  • Mitchell J. Nathan and Kenneth R. Koedinger (2000) Teachers' and Researchers' Beliefs About the Development of Algebraic Reasoning, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education Vol 31(2)
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