Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Math Education

About Math Education

Mathematics Education considers both the practice of teaching and learning mathematics and the associated scholarly research. Primary concern in mathematics education includes the tools, methods and approaches that facilitate practice or the study of practice. However, mathematics education research has developed into an extensive field of study, with its own concepts, theories, methods, national/international organizations, conferences and literature. Mathematics education research is now very broad area; the following classification is basically accepted in most mathematics education research journals.

  • General Topic
  • Policy and/or system
  • Mathematics Education Psychology
  • Mathematics Teaching and Learning
  • Mathematics Fundamentals and Research Methodology
Plus, the topics includes pedagogical research in each subareas of
  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Combinatorics and Graph Theory, Probability and Statistics
  • Mathematical Modeling/Application
  • Numerical Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematics Software
  • Educational Materials, Media, and Engineering