Research on Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Tertiary Level: State-of-the-art and Looking Ahead

Irene Biza, Victor Giraldo, Reinhard Hochmuth, Azimeh Sadat Khakbaz, Chris Rasmussen

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This topical survey focuses on research in tertiary mathematics education, a field that has experienced considerable growth over the last 10 years. Drawing on the most recent journal publication as well as the latest advances from recent high quality conference proceedings, our review culls out the following five emergent areas of interest: mathematics teaching at the tertiary level; the role of mathematics in other disciplines; textbooks, assessment and students’ studying practices; transition to the tertiary level; and theoretical-methodological advances. We conclude the survey with a discussion of some potential ways forward for future research in this new and rapidly developing domain of inquiry.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-41814-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-41813-1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameICME-13 Topical Surveys
ISSN (Print)2366-5947


  • Mathematics at the tertiary level
  • Teaching practices
  • Studying practices
  • Mathematics for non-mathematicians
  • Transition

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