Research on Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Tertiary Level

State-of-the-art and Looking Ahead

by Irene Biza, Victor Giraldo, Reinhard Hochmuth, Azimeh Sadat Khakbaz, Chris Rasmussen

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This topical survey focuses on research in tertiary mathematics education, a field that has experienced considerable growth over the last 10 years. Drawing on the most recent journal publications as well as the latest advances from recent high-quality conference proceedings, our review culls out the following five emergent areas of interest: mathematics teaching at the tertiary level; the role of mathematics in other disciplines; textbooks, assessment and students' studying practices; transition to the tertiary level; and theoretical-methodological advances. We conclude the survey with a discussion of some potential directions for future research in this new and rapidly evolving domain of inquiry.

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