Mathematics and Mathematics Education for Primary School I

15 hp

The demand for teachers who are well equipped to face the challenges of a multicultural classroom is increasing

at the same pace as globalisation moves forward. Having studied this course and it’s continuation, 1MD162 , you will be able to understand, discuss and explain several aspects of mathematics education with an international perspective.

The course focuses on: mathematics as a school subject, primary school children’s learning of mathematics, and the teaching of mathematics in primary school. There is also focus on how mathematics as a school subject differs between countries, cultures and curricula.

Växjö

Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.

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