Mathematics Education Seminar


The seminar targets two main aims: (1) to deepen our understanding of mathematics education phenomena, and (2) to reinforce scientific connections within the Dutch community of mathematics education research.  

Date and time: monthly, on a Thursday, 15:30-17:00


November 11, 2021, Marianne van Dijke-Droogers (UU) - Introducing Statistical Inference: Design and Evaluation of a Learning Trajectory. Location: David de Wied building, DDW 0.42, and online in Microsoft Teams.

December 9, 2021, Ronald Keijzer. Professional development in ‘Mathematics in play’. Location: David de Wied building, DDW 0.42, and online in Microsoft Teams.

Videos and materias of previous seminars:

October 14, 2021, Anna Shvarts (UU) - Embodied technologies for understanding mathematics: a dynamic functional systems approach. Location: David de Wied building, DDW 0.42, and online in Microsoft Teams

September 9, 2021, Annemiek van Leendert (UU) - Supporting braille readers in reading and comprehending mathematical expressions in braille. Locatie: David de Wied building, DDW 0.42, and online in Microsoft Teams. Video: Youtube.

July 1 2021, Rogier Bos (UU) - Heuristic trees to foster compression during teacher-independent problem solving. Location: Online in Microsoft Teams

May 20 2021, Peter Boon (UU) - A new formative assessment approach with digital tools. Location: Online in Microsoft Teams

April 15 2021, Angeliki Mali (University of Groningen) - University Students’ Actions with Digital Algebra Textbooks. Location: Online in Microsoft Teams

March 11 2021, Chris Kooloos (Radboud University) - Making sense of student mathematical thinking: The role of teacher mathematical thinking. Location: Online in Microsoft Teams

January 14 2021, Martin Goedhart, Sofie Van den Eynde (University of Groningen) - The conceptual blending framework as a way to investigate the integration of mathematics and physics in student reasoning. Location: Online in Microsoft Teams

December 10 2020, Arthur Bakker (UU), Jinfa Cai (Delaware, USA), Linda Zenger (UU) - The themes of future mathematics education research: Results from an international survey. Location: Online in Microsoft Teams

November 12 2020, Carolien Duijzer, Utrecht University, Marnix Academie - Moving towards understanding: reasoning about graphs in primary mathematics education. Location: Online in Microsoft Teams

October 8 2020, Peter Kop, Leiden University - Teaching graphing formulas by hand to promote students' symbol sense. Location: Online in Microsoft Teams

June 18, 2020, Wim Van Dooren, KU Leuven - Mathematical reasoning and its various obstacles - the case of over-using proportional methods. Location: Online in Microsoft Teams

March 12, 2020, Sietske Tacoma - Computers as teaching assistants: automated intelligent feedback in university statistics education. Location: Buys Ballot building 020

January 23, 2020, Michiel Doorman - Why Promoting Inquiry-Based Mathematics Teaching Did Not Work. Location: Buys Ballot building 109

November 21, 2019, Arjen de Vetten - Teaching inferential statistics. A learning trajectory for primary, secondary and tertiary education. Location: Minnaert 2-07

October 17, 2019, Alexander Schüler-Meyer - How students benefit from the activation of their home language in mathematics. Location: Ruppert-B

September 19, 2019, Lonneke Boels - Materials of the presentation Designing embodied tasks in statistics education. Location: Kruyt 0.123

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We intend to meet with a growing community of people interested in mathematics education research. We welcome researchers and students from the field of mathematics education, and also from mathematics, psychology of mathematical cognition, philosophy of mathematics, and researchers at any other field with an interest in the crossroad of education and mathematics.


Any researcher in the field of mathematics education or in the neighborhood domains is welcomed to present her work at the seminar. Presentations are meant to be accessible for a wide audience, however, they should be framed within a theoretical context to provoke deep discussions. A finished work, as well as work in progress, can be presented.  Speakers are invited to share expertise, but another option is for speakers to prepare a lecture  specifically for the seminar.

Discussion and questions are an important part of the seminar.

Contact: Rogier Bos and/or Anna Shvarts. Feel free to contact us if you would like to present at a seminar!