Programme and contents
Here we summon Programmes and contents from workshops and conferences.
Stockholm University, Sept 20-21, 2023
Wednesday 20th September
Plats P302, Institutionen för ämnesdidaktik, Stockholms universitet
12:30 Welcome and introduction to the network
12:45–13:25 Inger Eriksson, Stockholm University: The Davydov legacy in mathematics teaching – an entry to algebraic thinking
13:30–14:10 Heidi Strømskag, Norwegian University of Science and Technology: The role of algebra in the modelling of real-world systems
14:30–14:50 Anna Holmlund, Gothenburg University and Chalmers University of Technology: Seeing structure in equations – Designing interventions for upper secondary school
15:00–16:30 Kristina Palm Kaplan, University of Gävle & Cecilia Kilhamn, Gothenburg University: Workshop on an application to the Swedish Research Council regarding the network meetings
18:30 Dinner at Mondo Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Thursday 21st September
09:00–09:40 Jenny Fred, Stockholm University: How can we understand algebraic thinking in relation to pupils work with Algebraic Wicked Problems?
09:45–10:25 Jorunn Reinhardtsen & Linda G. Opheim, University of Agder: Developing algebra learning-teaching activities in cooperation with teachers in middle school
10:45–11:25 Helén Sterner, Dalarna University: Students use the graph and talk about mathematical similarities and differences in different general formulas
11:30–12:10 David A. Reid & Martin Carlsen, University of Agder: An ALTA for Grade 5 Equation Solving
12:10–12:30 Closing discussion: Next network meeting
12:30 Lunch at the Faculty Club, Stockholms University
Karlstad University, Dec 5-6 2023
Location: conference room 21A 349 (Lindön) at Karlstad University
Monday 5th of December
11:30-12:30 Opportunity to leave luggage in the conference room 21A 349, please call Kristina at +4654 700 18 69 when you arrive at the university for help.
12:30 Lunch at Solsta Inn, Karlstad University
13:30 -13:40 Introduction
13:40-14:20 Heidi Strømskag, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Algebra as a modelling tool in student teachers’ investigations of the natural and social world around them
14:30-15:10 Riikka Palkki, University of Turku Supportive Elements for Student Flexibility and Productive Small Group Work – A Case Study
15:10 -15:35 Coffee break
15:35-16:15 Anna Holmlund, Gothenburg University and Chalmers University of Technology The significance of numbers when learning to solve equations
16:20-16:45 Jöran Petersson, Malmö University, Niclas Larson, University of Agder and Kristina Palm Kaplan, Karlstad University Elementary algebra prerequisites for advanced algebra problems (Short presentation)
18:15 Dinner at Naviero (Matrosgränd 3)
Tuesday 6th of December (Suomen itsenäisyyspäivä)
8:50-9:30 Sanna Wettergren, Stockholm University and Helena Eriksson, Dalarna UniversityAlgebraic teaching using Davydov’s curriculum
9:30- 9:50 Coffee break
9:50-10:30 Helena Eriksson, Dalarna University, Kristina Palm Kaplan, Karlstad University and Birgit Gustafsson, Karlstad University Mathematical generalization in school mathematics
10:40-11:20 Closing discussion. What are the ways forward for our network?
11:30-12:30 Lunch at Solsta Inn, Karlstad University
Zoom mini-conference, 22th of August 2022
We start at 9:00 (Swedish time) with a drop in welcome
9:25-9:55 Cecilia Kilhamn, Gothenburg University. Research about algebra teaching and learning. What are the relevant ways forward?
10:10-10:40 Xiaoshan Huang, University of Turku and Anna Holmlund, Gothenburg University, Contextualizing linear equation with rational numbers. ”Through simulations as interventions in vocational classes in secondary schools we will see how the students respond to two different contexts for linear equations with rational numbers (e.g. decimal numbers and negative numbers).”
10:50-11:30 Sanna Wettergren, Åbo Akademi University. Att främja yngre elevers algebraiska tänkande - med lärandeverksamhet som redskap
12:30-13:00 Riikka Palikki, University of Oulu. Comparison tasks and intentional errors – towards mathematical flexibility by looking for different solution strategies (Vertailutehtävät ja tarkoitukselliset virheet – erilaisia ratkaisutapoja tarkastelemalla kohti joustavaa matematiikan osaamista)
13:10-14:40 Discussion: further meetings and projects. How do we progress our network and invite new researchers?
Zoom Dec 7, 2021
Program N2Al Dec 7, 2021
We start at 12.00 Swedish time in the following zoom-room:
At the end of the day we should also devote some time to discussions on future activities of the network.
12.15-13.15 Rimma Nyman Gothenburg University, Kajsa Bråting, Uppsala University and Cecilia Kilhamn, Gothenburg University:
Title: The integration of programming in school algebra: analysing programming content in Swedish mathematics textbooks for grades 7-9
13.15-14.15 Matilda Hällback, Uppsala University:
Title: A curricular comparison of algebraic content in vocational and academic preparatory programmes in Sweden: a praxeological perspective
15 min. break
14.30-15.30 Anna-Maija Partanen, University of Lappland:
Title: Tasks mediating the meanings of unknown and varying variable in grade 1 - 2 mathematics books of two series in Finland
Zoom May 19, 2021
Half-day Conference N2Al
May 19, 2021, zoom: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/8119887673
Programme (Swedish time)
08.30-08.40 Introduction (Ann-Sofi Röj-Lindberg & Kajsa Bråting)
08.40-09.40 Sanna Wettergren: Identifying and enhancing young students’ emerging algebraic thinking, Reader: Dimitri Tuomela
10.00-11.00 Kristina Palm Kaplan & Ida Bergvall: Aspects of mathematical generalization offered in textbooks
11.10-12.00 Kim-Erik Berts: Pupils' experience of certainty in algebraic reasoning: turning a philosophical question into empirical research
N2AL conference, April 16-17, 2020, Department of Education, Uppsala University
Thursday April 16, Department of Education, Uppsala University (Digital conference)
11.30 - 12.45 Lunch
12.45 - 13.00 Welcome
13.00 - 13.45 Talk: An overview of the VIDEOMAT research project. Ann-Sofi Röj-Lindberg, Åbo Akademi in Vasa
13.45 - 14.15 Coffee break
14.15 - 15.00 Talk: Results from a pilot study: From equation solving to handling formulas. Anna Holmlund, Gothenburg University and Chalmers University of Technology.
15.00 - 15.45 Talk: Curricular approaches to algebra in Estonia, Finland and Sweden – a comparative study. Kirsti Hemmi, Åbo Akademi in Vasa.
18.00 Conference dinner
Friday April 17
09.30 - 10.15 Talk: Comparing the introduction of the variable concept in Finnish and Swedish textbooks for elementary grades. Anna-Maija Partanen, Laplands University, Johanna Pejlare, Gothenburg University and Chalmers University of Technology, Kajsa Bråting, Uppsala University
10.15 - 11.15 Workshop: Anna Lundberg, Gothenburg University.
11.15 - 12.30 Lunch
12.30 - 13.15 Discussion of an article manuscript: My job is to give individual instruction - Pirkko’s narrative about implementing collaborative learning in mathematics. Dimitri Tuomela, University of Oulu.
13.15 - 14.00 Presentation of doctoral thesis: Using comparison tasks and errors to support learning. The views of mathematics teachers and pupils. University of Oulu.
14.00 - 14.30 Coffee break
14.30 - 16.00 Gathering of our publications the Network´s website. Planning for future seminars.
Network meeting #4 in Gothenburg 22‐24 August 2018
Here is the planned program for Network meeting #4. We have presentations, workshops and paper discussions. If you want to discuss a paper please send it to the list of participants in good time, at the very latest on Sunday 19 August, so that we all have a chance to read it and prepare comments.
Department of Education, room B4 437
11:30 Lunch at the Department of Education
12:45 Welcome: Cecilia Kilhamn & Johanna Pejlare
13:00 Presentation: Ann-Sofi Röj-Lindberg & Cecilia Kilhamn, Teacher queries about algebra teaching
13:45 Presentation: Lars Madej
15:00 Paper discussions: Rimma Nyman, Solving pattern tasks with pre-service teachers: a multidisciplinary intervention.
15:45 Workshop 1: Anna-Maija Partanen, Using a Finish framework to analyse Swedish textbooks
16:30 Walk in Haga and “After Work” or Paddan tour
Department of Mathematics at Chalmers, room Mallvinden
9:00 Presentation: Anna Lundberg, Transposition of knowledge
9:45 Workshop 2: Kristina Palm Kaplan, Analysing TIMSS’ algebra items with ’big ideas’ in algebra
10:30 Fika with Mathematical Toys (Johanna Pejlare)
11:30 Discussing algebra tasks for data collection: Joakim Smedlund
13:30 Paper discussions: Cecilia Kilhamn & Kajsa Bråting, The intersection of algebraic thinking and computational thinking.
14:15 Workshop 3: Yvonne Liljeqvist, Thematic analysis of focus group interviews
15:30 Paper discussion: Kirsti Hemmi, Kajsa Bråtng, Lars Madej & Madis Lepik, Introduction to early algebra in Estonia, Finland and Sweden
16:30 Walk in Haga or Paddan tour
Department of Education, room B4 437
8:30 Presentation: Riikka Palkki, A case study on factors effecting success in small group work in flexible equation-solving
9:15 Paper discussions: Dimitri Tuomela
10:30 Presentation: Wei Sönnerhed, Quadratic equations in Swedish textbooks - textbook analysis
11:15 Workshop 4: Ann-Sofi Röj-Lindberg, Planning for postdoc research and applications for funding
12:00 Presentation and discussion of network web page (Kajsa Bråting) and planning upcoming events
12:30 End of meeting
Mini conference in teaching and learning of algebra May 30-31, 2016, Åbo Akademi, Vasa, Finland
Monday May 30th
14.00 – 14.45 Short presentations of the participants, their research and teaching milieus (Åbo Akademi, University of Lapland, University of Oulu, Uppsala University, Karlstad University, University of Gothenburg)
14.45 – 15.30 On the relations between geometry and algebra in Gestrinius’ edition of Euclid’s Elements, Johanna Pejlare, Senior Lecturer at the University of Gothenburg
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 16.45 Implementing Early Algebra in Two Finnish Elementary Schools – A Preliminary Research Plan, Anna-Maija Partanen, Senior Lecturer at University of Lapland & Pieti Tolvanen, Doctoral student at University of Lapland
18.00 Dinner at Strampen
Tuesday May 31st
9.30 – 10.15 Creating learning opportunities through Reversed Equation Solving, Dimitri Tuomela, Doctoral student at University of Oulu
10.15 – 11.00 Using intentional errors – A classroom discussion on equation solving, Riikka Palkki, Doctoral student at University of Oulu
11.15 – 12.00 Structuring conversations for analyzing problem-solving (some results from the VIDEOMAT-project in algebra), Joakim Smedlund, Master in Pedagogy at Åbo Akademi
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.15 An investigation of algebraic content in Swedish mathematics textbooks for Grades 1-6, Kajsa Bråting, Senior lecturer at Uppsala University & Lars Madej, Doctoral student at Uppsala university
14.15 – 14.45 Coffee and presentation of algebra literature, Ann-Sofi Röj-Lindberg, University Lecturer and Doctoral student at Åbo Akademi
14.45 – 15.30 Planning of our future seminars and closing ceremonies