Inquiry-based Learning in Mathematics Education: Important Themes in the Literature

Jonas Dreyøe, Dorte Moeskær Larsen, Mette Dreier Hjelmborg, Claus Michelsen, Morten Misfeldt

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From a grading list of 28 of the highest ranked mathematics education journals,
the six highest ranked journals were chosen. A systematic search for inquiry-based mathematics education and related keywords was conducted. This led to five important themes for inquiry-based learning in mathematics: communication in the mathematics classroom, mathematical competence; moving in and out of the mathematical domain; tools and resources for planning and implementing inquirybased learning; professional development and collaboration. From these five themes, three principles were developed to determine which implications were important for the didactical intervention of the design in the Quality in the subjects Danish and Mathematics (KiDM) project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordic Research in Mathematics Education : Papers of NORMA 17
EditorsEva Norén, Hanna Palmér, Audrey Cooke
Place of PublicationStockholm
PublisherSwedish Society for Research in Mathematics Education
Publication date20. Jul 2018
ISBN (Electronic)978-91-984024-1-4
Publication statusPublished - 20. Jul 2018
EventThe Eighth Nordic Conference on Mathematics Education - Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 30. May 20172. Jun 2017


ConferenceThe Eighth Nordic Conference on Mathematics Education
LocationDepartment of Mathematics and Science Education, Stockholm University
Internet address
SeriesSkrifter från Svensk förening för MatematikDidaktisk Forskning

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