Release: "Affect and Mathematics Education"

The ICME-13 Monograph "Affect and Mathematic Education. Fresh Perspectives on Motivation, Engagement, and Identity" (M.S. Hannula, G.C. Leder, F. Morselli, M. Vollstedt, & Q. Zhang, Hrsg.) has been released.

Release: "Unterrichtsentwicklung macht Schule"

The second volume of Creative Unit FaBiT has been released.

Release: "Compendium for Early Career Researchers" with contributions of our professors

Our professors contributed to the recently released "Compendium for Early Career Researchers in Mathematics Education" (G. Kaiser & N. Presmeg, Eds., 2019; ICME-13 Monograph). More information in the announcements.

Prof. Dr. Maike Vollstedt will hold laudatio at "Paula lobt!"

On May 3, 2019, at Paula-Modersohn-Schule in Bremerhaven, Prof. Dr. Maike Vollstedt will commend pupils who have been succesful at mathematical competitions as part of the event "Paula lobt!".

Talks about research in mathematics education within the Mathematics Colloquium

May 14, 2019:

Gleichheiten im Mathematikunterricht der Grundschule

Prof. Ralph Schwarzkopf (Universität Oldenburg)

May 28, 2019:

Eye Tracking als Zugang zu mathematischem Denken? Möglichkeiten und Grenzen

Jun.-Prof. Maike Schindler (Universität Köln)

On health grounds the talk has to be canceled. Thank you for your understanding.

June 18, 2019:

A digital, gesture-based approach to learning multiplication

Prof. Nathalie Sinclair (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

The talks will take place at 16:00 (s.t.) in MZH 6210.

In the Announcements you can find abstracts.

Invited Talk and Workshop by Prof. Dr. David Reid in Japan

Prof. Dr. David Reid was the Invited Lecturer at the International Seminar of Research on Teaching and Learning Mathematical Proof, held on 16-17 March 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. The Seminar was attended by researchers from across Japan. The following day, 18 March, he led a full day workshop on techniques of Argumentation Analysis.

Invited Talk by Prof. Dr. David Reid at Network conference

Prof. Dr. David Reid was the Invited Lecturer at the Network conference – Argumentation and Proof within Situations of Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, held on 6 March 2019 at the University of Southeast Norway. The conference aimed to create a network of researchers and teachers engaged in research on argumentation and proving in mathematics, at schools and universities. It was attended by researchers from throughout Norway.

Prof. Dr. Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs continues her international engagement

Prof. Dr. Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs will belong to the IPC of the conference on Technology and Psychology for Mathematics Education of PME in Moskau (18/3/2019 - 21/3/2019) and she will be chair of YESS 10 in Greece (April 2019) as an expert for theories in Mathematics Education.

Talk by Prof. Dr. Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs at ICTMT 14

Prof. Dr. Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs and Arthur Bakker will give one of the plenaries at the 14th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching in Essen (22/07/2019 - 25/07/2019) with the title Networking theories when designing for mathematics education with technology.

Talk by Prof. Dr. Christine Knipping at the next GDM conference

Prof. Dr. Christine Knipping will give one of the main talks at the 53rd annual conference of the GDM in Regensburg (04/03/2019 - 08/03/2019) with the title Argumentieren im Mathematikunterricht - epistemologische und diskursive Herausforderungen.

Researcher from Iran is our guest in the AG Didaktik der Mathematik

We welcome Habibeh Aghighi Bakhshayesh as a guest in our AG!

You will find more information the Announcements.

Talk and workshop

November 22, 2018:

Learning by researching: Why to promote it and how to make it happen

Talk (14:00 - 15:00, MZH 2495) and workshop (15:00 - 18:00, MZH 2495)

Prof. Anna Sfard (University of Haifa, Israel)

In the Announcements and in this flyer you can find the abstract and further information on the registration.

The MAL-Projekt at the Informationstour "Erfahrbares Lernen"

06. November 2018:

The MAL-Projekt will be presented at the Informationstour "Erfahrbares Lernen".

For further information and registration see

Talk about research in mathematics education within the Mathematics Colloquium

November 20, 2018:

Spontaneous meta-arithmetic as the first step toward algebraic discourse

Prof. Anna Sfard (University of Haifa, Israel)

(see also this flyer)

The talk will take place at 16:00 (s.t.) in MZH 6210.

In the Announcements you can find abstracts. 

Prof. Dr. Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs internationally involved

Prof Dr. Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs is nominated to be the chair of the Thematic Working Group "Theoretical Perspectives and Approaches in Mathematics Education Research" at CERME11 (6.-10.02.2019, Utrecht) as well as to be the chair of the Topic Study Group "Diversity of Theories in Mathematics Education" at ICME14 (12.-19.07.2020, Shanghai).

New project launched: Multimodal algebra learning

Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs, David Reid, Thomas Janßen, and Estela Vallejo are involved in a new interdisciplinary project that explore the possibilities of using smart objects in algebra education.

Find out more in the announcements.

Teacher Education: Uni Bremen successful in the competition „Digitales Lernen Grundschule“

For further information see the press release under announcements.

Compendium about working academically online

We allocate a compendium about working academically.

Our profile

The FB3 mathematics education working group brings together a wide range of experience in mathematics and mathematics education research. Collectively we have years of experience in schools, supporting learners and working with teachers. We apply our diverse skills in the contexts of mathematics teacher training and research, learning from and with each other. Our common research interest is gaining theoretical and practical insight into mathematical knowledge and its construction and better understanding the conditions that support learning. 

Our guiding principle in teacher training is a very tight integration of theory and practice. This means:

  • the earliest possible involvement of students in mathematics education research,
  • the application of research findings to practice,
  • gathering practical experience in elementary mathematics and mathematics teacher education, and
  • a didactically enriched elementary mathematics teacher education program.

As a part of the university, we work with other working groups by participating in a variety of university committees and other activities.


Adress: Universität Bremen

AG Didaktik der Mathematik
MZH 6140
Bibliotheksstraße 5
28359 Bremen

Secretary: Kerstin Düren
MZH 6140
(0421) 218 637 - 20

Tanja Rethemeyer
MZH 6060
(0421) 218 598 -60