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Mathematical Competencies in Mathematics Education

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  • Provides a unique update on the present status of competency approach in mathematics education
  • Offers suggestions for future research and development projects
  • Focuses on hands on real life applications of mathematics education research

Part of the book series: Mathematics Education Library (MELI, volume 109)

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About this book

This book provides an in-depth analysis of the use of a set of mathematical competencies to develop mathematics education. A previous analysis carried out for a Danish audience (Niss & Jensen, 2002) provides a central case study for analysis and discussion. Additional chapters describe the past, present and future of the competency approach to the development of mathematics education globally.


  • Curriculum development
  • Educational reforms
  • Mathematical competencies
  • Mathematical language and tools
  • Mathematical literacy
  • Mathematics education

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark

    Mogens Niss

  • Department of Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Tomas Højgaard

About the authors

Mogens Niss is a Professor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education at Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark. Dr. Niss' main field of research is Mathematics Education, where he has published well above a hundred papers in scholarly journals and books, as well as twelve books. His research interests are focused on the justification problem in Mathematics Education, on applications and modelling in the teaching and learning of Mathematics, on assessment, on the nature of Mathematics Education research as a scientific discipline, and on mathematical competencies in Mathematics Education. Tomas Højgaard is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. Højgaard's area of expertise includes relations between educational research and practice didactical modelling as a methodology, descriptions of competencies as an educational tool the structuring of curricula, project work and student autonomy, mathematical problem tackling competency, mathematical symbol tackling competency, textbooks for Mathematics Education and tasks for Mathematics Education.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Mathematical Competencies in Mathematics Education

  • Authors: Mogens Niss, Tomas Højgaard

  • Series Title: Mathematics Education Library

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2100

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-03607-6Due: To be confirmed

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-03608-3Due: To be confirmed

  • Series ISSN: 0924-4921

  • Series E-ISSN: 2214-983X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: 350

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour

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