Mathematics and Mathematics Education for Primary School I

15 credits

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.

Quotes from course participants

"The idea of theory connected to practical situations was really well thought out and I have learned a great deal about learning and teaching theories which I can draw on when I go back to my home University and continue my journey to become a teacher." 

August, student from Denmark

"This course gave me chances to solve mathematic problems in several ways. It was very beneficial to me, because I was able to think about many solving methods, and at the same time take the childrens perspective into account."

Yoo, student from South Korea

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also one of Europe’s greenest cities where you have easy access to nature, forest and lakes.

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Build your own degree

Did you know that you can combine single-subject courses to build your own degree? In this way, you can design your own degree based on your interests and the career you are aiming for. Learn more about how you can build your own degree and become unique on the labour market.