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Ewa Bergqvist

Associate professor (Sw: docent) in mathematics education with research interests regarding language and mathematics.

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Affiliation
Associate professor at Department of Science and Mathematics Education Role: Deputy head of department
Location
Naturvetarhuset, huskropp A, plan 5, Johan Bures väg 16 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliation
Affiliated as research fellow at Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC) Role: Directory Co-ordinator

I am a associate professor (Sw: docent) in mathematics education, and 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 work as a senior lecturer (associate professor, Sw: docent) at the Department of science and mathematics education (http://www.nmd.umu.se/english). I spend most of my time doing research and PhD supervision, but I also teach a bit mathematics education to pre-service teachers, mostly by supervising project theses. At the moment I supervise three phd students: Anders Hofverberg and Ulrika Wikström Hultdin at the Department of science and mathematics education, Umeå university, and Cecilie Carlsen Bach, Aarhus University, Denmark. 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).

I am vice head of department for the Department of science and mathematics education.

2018
Journal of Mathematical Behavior, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 51 : 41-55
Bergqvist, Ewa; Theens, Frithjof; Österholm, Magnus
2018
Proceedings of the 42nd Conference of the International Group 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
1999
Research report in mathematics, 9
Bergqvist, Ewa