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Research on Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Tertiary Level

State-of-the-art and Looking Ahead

  • Provides an essential review of recent publications

  • Discusses five emerging areas of research

  • Includes suggestions for further research

  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: ICME-13 Topical Surveys (ICME13TS)

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Table of contents (1 chapter)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Research on Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Tertiary Level: State-of-the-Art and Looking Ahead

    • Irene Biza, Victor Giraldo, Reinhard Hochmuth, Azimehsadat Khakbaz, Chris Rasmussen
    Pages 1-32Open Access

About this book

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 publications 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 directions for future research in this new and rapidly evolving domain of inquiry.


  • Mathematics at the Tertiary Level
  • Teaching Practices
  • Studying Practices
  • Mathematics for Non-mathematicians
  • Transition
  • Tertiary Mathematics Education
  • Role of Mathematics
  • Mathematics Textbooks
  • Mathematics Assessment
  • Students' Studying Practices
  • learning and instruction

Authors and Affiliations

  • School of Education and Lifelong Learnin, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

    Irene Biza

  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Victor Giraldo

  • Inst. für Didaktik der Math. und Physik, Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany

    Reinhard Hochmuth

  • Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamadan, Iran

    Azimeh Sadat Khakbaz

  • Dept of Mathematics & Statistics, San Diego State University, San Diego, USA

    Chris Rasmussen

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Research on Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Tertiary Level

  • Book Subtitle: State-of-the-art and Looking Ahead

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

  • Series Title: ICME-13 Topical Surveys

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: © The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016

  • License: CC BY

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-41813-1Published: 19 July 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-41814-8Published: 01 July 2016

  • Series ISSN: 2366-5947

  • Series E-ISSN: 2366-5955

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 32

  • Topics: Mathematics Education, Higher Education, Instructional Psychology, Teaching and Teacher Education

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 19.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)