Swedish school mathematics always fascinated me. Each second year Sweden arranges a Biennale where mathematics teachers from kindergarten to college meet to share knowledge through exhibitions and to inform themselves about new trends and ideas, and listen to foreign or local researchers having met the day before at the MADIF conference, the Swedish Mathematics Education Research Seminar arranged by the Swedish Society for Research in Mathematics Education. Furthermore, In 1999 the Swedish government decided to establish and gracefully fund a national resource centre for mathematics education, NCM, describing its task to ‘co-ordinate, support, develop and implement the contributions which promote Swedish mathematics education from pre- school to university college’.
MADIFpapers 2000-2018 written for the MADIF conferences preceding the Biennale:
M02. Killer-Equations, Job Threats and Syntax Errors
M03. Student-mathematics versus teacher-Metamatics
M04. Mathematism and the Irrelevance of the Research Industry
M05. The 12 Math-Blunders of Killer-Mathematics
M06. Mathematics: Grounded Enlightenment – or Pastoral Salvation
M07. Discourse Protection in Mathematics Education
M09. Golden Learning Opportunities in Preschool
M10. Calculators and IconCounting and CupWriting in PreSchool and in Special Needs Education
M10b. Grounding Conflicting Theories
M11a.The Simplicity of Mathematics Designing a STEM-based Core Mathematics Curriculum for Young Male Migrants
M11b. Math Competenc(i)es – Catholic or Protestant?