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Associate professor (Sw: docent) in mathematics education with research interests regarding language and mathematics. Head of department at the Department of science and mathematics education.

Associate professor at
Department of Science and Mathematics Education
Role: Head of department

Naturvetarhuset, huskropp A, plan 5, Johan Bures väg 16
Umeå universitet,
901 87
Umeå

Affiliated
as
research fellow at
Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC)
Role: Directory Co-ordinator

I am the head of department at the Department of science and mathematics education and associate professor (Sw: docent) in mathematics education. My main research interest is the relation between language and mathematics in relation to mathematics teaching and learning, for example, the relation between reading and solving mathematics tasks. In particular, I study the connection between mathematical argumentation and students' understanding of explanations by teachers and in textbooks. For example, the consequences of good and insufficient argumentation are, respectively. I also study students' learning of the symbolic language in mathematics and how students' understanding of mathematical symbols develop over time.

Most of my research is conducted in collaboration with Magnus Österholm and together we lead the research group "Language and communication" within UMERC. We currently work with a large research project (financed by the Swedish Research Council) named "The role of natural language when learning the symbolic language of mathematics", together with Tomas Bergqvist, Bert Jonsson, Lotta Vingsle and Ulrika Wikström Hultdin (all Umeå University). Magnus Österholm and me previously received a grant for another project, namely "Effects on the demand of reading ability when translating mathematical tasks between different languages", from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond in 2013, which I was project leader for. Postdoc Cris Edmonds-Wathen and (then) research student Frithjof Theens also participated in that project. During 2018, I co-chaired the international mathematics education conference PME (www.pme42.se) together with Magnus Österholm, welcoming almost 700 participants to Umeå.

I have a Licenciat degree (a bit more than a Master) in pure mathematics (several complex variables) and a PhD in mathematics education (2006). At the moment I supervise three phd students: Ulrika Wikström Hultdin and Muhammad Zuhair Zahid, both at the Department of science and mathematics education, Umeå university, and Cecilie Carlsen Bach, Aarhus University, Denmark. Previously I have supervised Anders Hofverberg, Frithjof Theens, Monica Egelström, Maria Lindfors, Maria Kenneman, Anneli Dyrvold, and Björn Palmberg. I am a member of the editorial board for the nordic mathematics education research journal NOMAD (http://www.ncm.gu.se/node/492) and the International Journal of Mathematics and Science Education. I also regularly review articles for, for example, NOMAD, Educational Studies in Mathematics (ESM), and Journal for mathematical behavior (JMB).

2020

Interim Proceedings of the 44th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education: Mathematics Education in the 4th Industrial Revolution: Thinking Skills for the Future, Khon Kaen, Thailand: PME 2020 : 19-27

Bergqvist, Ewa; Bergqvist, Tomas

2020

MADIF-12, The twelfth Research Seminar in Mathematics Education by SMDF, Växjö, Sweden, January 14-15, 2020.

Bergqvist, Ewa; Bergqvist, Tomas; Vingsle, Lotta; et al.

2020

MADIF-12, The twelfth Research Seminar in Mathematics Education by SMDF, Växjö, Sweden, January 14-15, 2020.

Bergqvist, Ewa; Bergqvist, Tomas; Vingsle, Lotta; et al.

2020

MADIF-12, The twelfth Research Seminar in Mathematics Education by SMDF, Växjö, Sweden, January 14-15, 2020

Bergqvist, Ewa; Jonsson, Bert; Österholm, Magnus

2018

Journal of Mathematical Behavior, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 51 : 41-55

Bergqvist, Ewa; Theens, Frithjof; Österholm, Magnus

2018

Proceedings of the International Groups for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 42

2018

Perspectives on professional development of mathematics teachers: Proceedings of MADIF 11, The eleventh research seminar of the Swedish Society for Research in Mathematics Education, Karlstad, January 23–24, 2018, Göteborg: Svensk förening för MatematikDidaktisk Forskning - SMDF 2018 : 226-226

Theens, Frithjof; Bergqvist, Ewa; Österholm, Magnus

2017

Journal of Curriculum Studies, Vol. 49, (2) : 149-168

Bergqvist, Ewa; Bergqvist, Tomas

2017

Proceedings of the 41st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education : 170-170

Bergqvist, Ewa; Österholm, Magnus

2017

NFSUN 2017, Nordic Research Symposium on Science Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, 6-9 June 2017

Sullivan Hellgren, Jenny; Bergqvist, Ewa; Österholm, Magnus

2017

The Eighth Nordic Conference on Mathematics Education, NORMA 17, Stockholm, Sweden, May 30 – June 2, 2017

Theens, Frithjof; Bergqvist, Ewa; Österholm, Magnus

2016

Proceedings of the 40th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Szeged, Hungary: PME 2016 : 125-125

Bergqvist, Ewa; Theens, Frithjof; Österholm, Magnus

2016

ICT in mathematics education: the future and the realities: Proceedings of MADIF 10: the tenth research seminar of the Swedish Society for Research in Mathematics Education Karlstad, January 26–27, 2016, Göteborg: Svensk förening för MatematikDidaktisk Forskning - SMDF 2016 : 147-147

Bergqvist, Ewa; Theens, Frithjof; Österholm, Magnus

2016

Proceedings of the 40th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Szeged, Hungary: PME 2016 : 151-151

Edmonds-Wathen, Cris; Bergqvist, Ewa; Österholm, Magnus

2016

ICT in mathematics education: the future and the realities: Proceedings of MADIF 10 The tenth research seminar of the Swedish Society for Research in Mathematics Education Karlstad, January 26–27, 2016, Göteborgs universitet 2016 : 146-146

Edmonds-Wathen, Cris; Bergqvist, Ewa; Österholm, Magnus

2015

Nordisk matematikkdidaktikk, NMC Nationellt centrum för matematikutbildning 2015, Vol. 20, (1) : 5-31

Dyrvold, Anneli; Bergqvist, Ewa; Österholm, Magnus

2014

Nämnaren : tidskrift för matematikundervisning, Vol. 2014, (1) : 27-31

Bergqvist, Ewa; Österholm, Magnus

2014

Journal of Mathematical Behavior, JAI Press Ltd 2014, Vol. 33 : 72-87

Boesen, Jesper; Helenius, Ola; Bergqvist, Ewa; et al.

2013

ZDM - the International Journal on Mathematics Education, Springer 2013, Vol. 45, (5) : 751-763

Österholm, Magnus; Bergqvist, Ewa

2012

The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast, Vol. 9, (3) : 371-408

Bergqvist, Ewa

2012

Evaluation and comparison of mathematical achievement: Dimensions and perspectives. Proceedings of MADIF 8, The Eighth Mathematics Education Research Seminar, Umeå, January 24-25, 2012, Linköping: SMDF 2012 : 61-70

Bergqvist, Ewa; Dyrvold, Anneli; Österholm, Magnus

2012

Proceedings of the 36th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education: Vol. 2: opportunities to learn in mathematics education : 67-74

Bergqvist, Ewa; Österholm, Magnus

2012

Proceedings of Norma 11, The Sixth Nordic Conference on Mathematics Education in Reykjavík, May 11-14, 2011

Bergqvist, Tomas; Bergqvist, Ewa

2012

Nordisk matematikkdidaktikk, Mölndal: Nordisk matematikkdidaktikk 2012, Vol. 17, (1) : 5-30

Österholm, Magnus; Bergqvist, Ewa

2012

Proceedings of Norma 11, The Sixth Nordic Conference on Mathematics Education in Reykjavík, May 11-14, 2011, Reykjavík, Iceland: University of Iceland Press 2012 : 661-670

Österholm, Magnus; Bergqvist, Ewa

2010

Göteborg: NCM 2010

Bergqvist, Ewa; Bergqvist, Tomas; Boesen, Jesper; et al.

2010

Mathematics and mathematics education: Cultural and social dimensions. Proceedings of MADIF 7, Linköping, Sweden: Svensk förening för matematikdidaktisk forskning, SMDF 2010 : 47-57

Bergqvist, Ewa; Österholm, Magnus

2010

Mathematics and mathematics education: Cultural and social dimensions, Linköping, Sweden: Svensk förening för matematikdidaktisk forskning, SMDF 2010 : 157-167

Lithner, Johan; Bergqvist, Ewa; Bergqvist, Tomas; et al.

2009

Proceedings of the 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education: In Search for Theories in Mathematics Education, Thessaloniki, Greece: PME 2009 : 145-152

Bergqvist, Ewa

2009

Göteborg: NCM 2009

Bergqvist, Ewa; Bergqvist, Tomas; Boesen, Jesper; et al.

2009

In search for theories in mathematics education: proceedings of the 33rd conference of the International group for the psychology of mathematics education, Thessaloniki, Greece: PME 2009 : 1:336-

Bergqvist, Tomas; Bergqvist, Ewa

2007

Journal of Mathematical Behavior, Vol. 26, (4) : 348-370

Bergqvist, Ewa

2006

Doctoral thesis / Umeå University, Department of Mathematics, 36

Bergqvist, Ewa

2005

BVM, 12

Bergqvist, Ewa; Lind, Anna

2004

PM, 199

Palm, Torulf; Bergqvist, Ewa; Eriksson, Ingela; et al.

1999

Research report in mathematics, 9

Bergqvist, Ewa

Theens, Frithjof; Bergqvist, Ewa; Österholm, Magnus

Österholm, Magnus; Bergqvist, Ewa; Dyrvold, Anneli

1 September 2016 until 31 December 2022

1 January 2015 until 31 December 2018

7 January 2014 until 31 October 2016

1 January 2014 until 31 December 2016

13 March 2012 until 15 February 2017

5 December 2008 until 31 December 2010

1 January 2002 until 31 December 2004