Mathematics and Mathematics Education for Primary School I

15 credits

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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


Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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