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Mathematical Competencies in the Digital Era

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  • Analyses the use of the Danish Mathematical Competencies (KOM) Framework in the Digital Era
  • Applying the potential of “networking” the competencies framework to Digital Technologies in mathematics
  • Introduces a resource that intersects the networking of theories with digital technologies, mathematical competencies

Part of the book series: Mathematics Education in the Digital Era (MEDE, volume 20)

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This book focuses on the potential interplay between two distinct, yet related paradigm shifts in mathematics education, drawing on the notion of “networking of theories” through illustrative case studies from the Danish educational system and beyond. The first paradigm shift is the massive introduction of digital technology in the teaching and learning of the subject; the second is a shift from the traditional focusing on mastering of skills and knowledge to being concerned with the possession and development of mathematical competencies.

This book builds on the Danish KOM (Competencies and the Learning of Mathematics) project, which sources its description of mathematical mastery primarily on the notion of a “mathematical competency” rather than on lists of topics, concepts, and results. This allows for an overarching framework, which captures the perspectives of mathematics teaching and learning at whichever educational level. While the KOM framework does not in detail address the role of digital technologies in relation to its description of different types of mathematical competencies, etc., the chapters of this book set out to do exactly this, while in the process also drawing on a selection of other theoretical constructs and frameworks from mathematics education research.

Starting with introductory chapters by key researchers in the area, the book brings forth chapters for each of the KOM framework’s eight mathematical competencies, authored by Nordic researchers in combination with international scholars. The KOM framework also operates with three types of overview and judgement, which are specifically addressed in relation to the role of digital technologies in the third part of the book. The fourth and final part of the book broadens the scene and provides chapters of a more perspective nature in relation to mathematical competencies in the digital era. The book’s preface is by Susanne Prediger.

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Setting the Scene

  2. The Eight Mathematical Competencies

  3. The Three Types of Overview and Judgement

  4. Broadening the Scene

Editors and Affiliations

  • Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Uffe Thomas Jankvist

  • Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment, UCL Institute of Education, London, UK

    Eirini Geraniou

About the editors

Uffe Thomas Jankvist is professor of mathematics education at Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark. His research interests involve the use of history of mathematics in mathematics education, digital technologies in the teaching and learning of mathematics, the role of interdisciplinarity when teaching mathematics, students’ mathematics specific learning difficulties, and implementation research related to mathematics education. In collaboration with E. Geraniou, he has also done research on students’ and teachers’ mathematical digital competencies.

Eirini Geraniou is associate professor of mathematics education at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London, London, United Kingdom. Her research interests involve the use of digital technologies for the learning and teaching of mathematics, the design and implementation of bridging resources and media for mathematical learning with digital technologies, and students’ mathematical thinking and computational thinking. In collaboration with U. T. Jankvist, she has also done research on students’ and teachers’ mathematical digital competencies.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Mathematical Competencies in the Digital Era

  • Editors: Uffe Thomas Jankvist, Eirini Geraniou

  • Series Title: Mathematics Education in the Digital Era

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-10141-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-10140-3Published: 21 February 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-10143-4Published: 21 February 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-10141-0Published: 20 February 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2211-8136

  • Series E-ISSN: 2211-8144

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 358

  • Number of Illustrations: 35 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Mathematics Education, Education, general, Science Education, Study and Learning Skills

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