The group of mathematics education focuses on mathematical problem solving, covering both school mathematics and university mathematics. We are especially interested in flexibility and sociomathematical norms.
Of current interest is the project "Flexible equation solving" which is part of the LUMA FINLAND program, aimed at students in grades K-9. As of March 2015, pilot studies on new material were conducted in three schools in the Oulu region. During school year 2015-2016 several schools have applied and tested the material. Joustava yhtälönratkaisu -projekti
- Peter Hästö, Professor
- Riikka Palkki, Doctoral Student
- Dimitri Tuomela, Doctoral Student
- Marko Leinonen, Lecturer
- Pekka Salmi, Senior lecturer
Task potential of reversed equation solving, In Silfverberg, H. & Hästö, P. (Eds.). Proceedings of Annual Symposium of the Finnish Mathematics and Science Education Research Association 2015. Turku, Finland.
Tarkoituksellinen virhe matematiikan luokkahuonekeskustelussa, In Silfverberg, H. & Hästö, P. (Eds.). Proceedings of Annual Symposium of the Finnish Mathematics and Science Education Research Association 2015. Turku, Finland.
Seeing structure in algebraic expressions, manuscript.
A case study on factors effecting success in small group work in Flexible equation solving, submitted (2016)
Comparing right and wrong solutions in algebra, submitted (2015)