Associate Professor in pedagogical work. Research area: Mathematics education, focusing on mathematical reasoning and the relationship between language and mathematics.

Research qualifications:
Docent

Associate professor at
Department of Science and Mathematics Education
Role: Director of studies

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 work at the departmen of science and mathematics education and conduct my research within Umeå Mathematics Education Reserch Centre (UMERC).

My research is conducted within two research groups: Learning by Imitative and Creative Reasoning and Language and Communication.

The research within the LICR group addresses the well-known problem of inefficient rote learning by imitating solution strategies and algorithms. Our results show that students who construct their own strategies learn the mathematics more efficiently. My research deals with understanding what really happens in these learning situations. What are students who have practiced by imitating doing? Why are students who have practiced by constructing solutions better at remembering the central formula, despite the fact that it was not given to them?

Argumentation is central to mathematics, where proof is the most pronounced form of argument. What types of argumentation can be found in mathematics education in primary and secondary school? Studies on textbooks show a limited presence of argumentation, especially in lower school years. What does it look like in teachers' oral presentations? Do teachers explain and motivate why a mathematical statement is true? What types of arguments are used and in what ways?

My teaching is mostly on courses in mathematics education for teachers on secondary level. I also work with supervision and examination of degree projects for teacher education.

2024

Studies in Educational Evaluation, Elsevier 2024, Vol. 83

Österholm, Magnus; Bergqvist, Tomas; Liljekvist, Yvonne; et al.

2023

Journal of Mathematical Behavior, Elsevier 2023, Vol. 72

Wikström Hultdin, Ulrika; Bergqvist, Ewa; Bergqvist, Tomas; et al.

2022

Proceedings of the 45th conference of the international group for the psychology of mathematics education, Alicante: Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) 2022 : 329-

Agustyani, Anggit; Säfström, Anna Ida; Bergqvist, Tomas

2022

Proceedings of the 45th conference of the international group for the psychology of mathematics education, Alicante: Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) 2022 : 178-

Bergqvist, Ewa; Vingsle, Lotta; Österholm, Magnus; et al.

2022

Proceedings of the 45th conference of the international group for the psychology of mathematics education, Alicante: Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) 2022 : 179-

Bergqvist, Tomas

2022

Nordisk matematikkdidaktikk, NOMAD: [Nordic Studies in Mathematics Education], Göteborg: Nationellt centrum för matematikutbildning (NCM) 2022, Vol. 27, (1) : 5-25

Bergqvist, Tomas; Norqvist, Mathias

2021

Working Papers in Mathematics Education, 2021:1

Österholm, Magnus; Bergqvist, Tomas; Liljekvist, Yvonne; et al.

2020

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.

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, Singapore: The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 2017 : 153-160

Bergqvist, Tomas; Liljekvist, Yvonne; van Bommel, Jorryt; et al.

2016

Bergqvist, Tomas; Lithner, Johan

2016

Umeå: Umeå universitet 2016

Österholm, Magnus; Bergqvist, Tomas; Liljekvist, Yvonne; et al.

2015

Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Hobart, Australia: PME 2015 : 149-149

Bergqvist, Tomas; Remillard, Janine; Van Steenbrugge, Hendrik

2014

NTema 10: Matematik – undervisning i praktiken, Göteborg: Nationellt centrum för matematikutbildning (NCM) 2014 : 270-275

Bergqvist, Tomas

2014

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

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

2014

Proceedings of the International Conference on Mathematics Textbook Research and Development (ICMT-2014), Southampton: University of Southampton 2014 : 395-400

Remillard, Janine; Van Steenbrugge, Hendrik; Bergqvist, Tomas

2014

Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, 2014

Van Steenbrugge, Hendrik; Bergqvist, Tomas

2013

The International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, Research Information 2013, Vol. 20, (4) : 147-155

Bergqvist, Tomas

2013

Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Science, Mathematics and Technology Education. Muscat, Oman 4-7 November, 2012, Perth: Science and Mathematics Education Centre, Curtin University, Australia. 2013 : 40-44

Bergqvist, Tomas

2013

Proceedings of the 37th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, vol 5., Kiel: The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) 2013 : 21-21

Bergqvist, Tomas

2012

Umeå: Umeå university, Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre 2012

Bergqvist, Tomas

2012

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

Bergqvist, Tomas; Bergqvist, Ewa

2012

Journal of Mathematical Behavior, Elsevier 2012, Vol. 31, (2) : 252-269

Bergqvist, Tomas; Lithner, Johan

2010

Göteborg: NCM 2010

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

2010

Göteborg och Umeå: NCM, Göteborgs universitet och UFM, Umeå universitet 2010

Bergqvist, Tomas; Boesen, Jesper; Nyroos, Mikaela

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

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

2009

Sixth Research Seminar of the Swedish Society for Research in Mathematics Education (MADIF 6)

Bergqvist, Tomas; Hudson, Brian; Lithner, Johan; et al.

2008

Umeå: Umeå forskningscentrum för matematikdidaktik (UFM), Umeå universitet 2008

Bergqvist, Tomas; Hudson, Brian; Lithner, Johan; et al.

2008

International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, Vol. 39, (1)

Bergqvist, Tomas; Lithner, Johan; Sumpter, Lovisa

2006

IKT i matematikkundervisningen - muligheter og begrensninger, Trondheim, Norge: Nasjonalt senter for matematikk i opplæringen 2006 : 35-39

Bergqvist, Tomas

2005

Tidskrift för lärarutbildning och forskning, Umeå: Fakultetsnämnden för lärarutbildning 2005, Vol. 12, (1-2) : 11-20

Bergqvist, Tomas

2005

Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, Springer 2005, Vol. 8, (2) : 171-191

Bergqvist, Tomas

2001

Doctoral thesis / Umeå University, Department of Mathematics, 21

Bergqvist, Tomas

1999

Nordisk matematikkdidaktikk, Notodden, Norway: The association of NOMAD 1999, Vol. 7, (3-4) : 35-60

Bergqvist, Tomas

1 January 2015 until 31 December 2018

10 December 2014 until 30 December 2016

7 January 2014 until 31 October 2016

1 January 2010 until 1 April 2015

1 January 2009 until 31 December 2025

5 December 2008 until 31 December 2010

1 January 2007 until 31 December 2007

1 January 2002 until 31 December 2004