M A D I F - 9
med SMDF
4-5 februari 2014
In Swedish


Welcome to the ninth research seminar of the Swedish Society for Research in Mathematics Education (SMDF)

The theme of the seminar is

Development of mathematics teaching:
Design, Scale, Effects

All researchers and others interested in research in the field of mathematics education,
teachers and teacher educators and others with an interest in Mathematics Education are welcome!

The seminar is timed to occur directly before the Mathematics Biennale 2014.
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Invited speakers

Koeno Gravemeijer, Eindhoven University of Technology. - Design research on local instruction theories in mathematics education (abstract)
Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, Michigan State University. - Discourse & transparency: Avoiding agnosticism in our work with teachers (abstract)

Presentations and discussions of papers

Paul Andrews & Judy Sayers - Foundational number sense: A framework for analysing early number-related teaching (draft version)
Anette Bagger and Helena Roos - Who is the Student in Need of Special Education in Mathematics? (draft version)
Jonas Bergman Ärlebäck, Per Blomberg, Per Nilsson - An instructional design perspective on data-modelling for learning statistics and modelling (draft version)
Robert Gunnarsson and Annasara Karlsson - Brackets and the structure sense (draft version)
Ola Helenius, Maria L. Johansson, Troels Lange, Tamsin Meaney, Eva Riesbeck, Anna Wernberg (F18) - Analysing Instrumental and Pedagogic Situations in Preschools using the Didaktic Space (draft version)
Ola Helenius, Maria L. Johansson, Troels Lange, Tamsin Meaney, Eva Riesbeck, Anna Wernberg (F17) - Preschool Teachers' Awareness of Mathematics (draft version)
Ola Helenius, Maria L. Johansson, Troels Lange, Tamsin Meaney, Eva Riesbeck, Anna Wernberg (F12) - Theorising the design of professional development web modules (draft version)
Ola Helenius & Görel Sterner - Number, Reasoning and Representations. The Design and Theory Of An Intervention Program For Preschool Class In Sweden (draft version)
Cecilia Kilhamn & Thomas Hillman - Structural and Pedagogical Diversity in Swedish Grade Six Algebra Classrooms (draft version)
Maria Larsson - Incorporating the Practice of Arguing in Stein et al.'s Model for Helping Teachers Plan and Conduct Productive Whole-Class Discussions (draft version)
Hanna Palmér - Inconsistency, Regression Or Development? The Professional Identity Of a Novice Primary School Mathematics Teacher (draft version)
Judy Sayers - When the mathematics gets lost in didactics (draft version)
Marie Sjöblom - Designing tasks and finding strategies for promoting student-to-student interaction (draft version)
Karen Skilling & John Mason - Spaces of Values: what is available to be adopted by students (draft version)
Håkan Sollervall - Learning Subtraction Strategies From Principle-Based Teaching Activities (draft version)

Short communications

Catarina Andersson - The Impact of a Comprehensive Teacher Professional Development Program in Formative Assessment on Teachers' Practice and Students' Achievement (draft version)
Ida Bergvall - The importance of grammatical style in mathematics tests for second language learners and low performing students (draft version)
Per Blomberg, Per Nilsson and Jonas Ärlebäck - A modelling approach for teaching statistics and probability (draft version)
Erika Boström - The Impact of a Teacher Professional Development Program in Formative Assessment on Mathematics Teachers' Classroom Practice (draft version)
Gerd Brandell - The quality of supervised peer discussions within the frame of co-operative learning (draft version)
Andreas Ebbelind - Multiple Mathematical Practises Figuring in a Lecture About Assessment (draft version)
Birgit Gustafsson - Student teachers' reasoning about the mathematical content in pupils' solutions (draft version)
Lena Heikka - Compulsory School Students' Experiences of Mathematic Teachers' Assessment Practice with a Focus on Communication (draft version)
Annalena Holm - Mathematics communication within the frame of supplemental instruction SOLO & ATD progression (draft version)
Eva Juhlin - Young pupils' way of explaining and arguing in the discourse of mathematics (draft version)
Anna Lövström - From Natural Numbers to Integers - A Learning Study about the Importance of Identifying Critical Aspects to Enhance Pupils' Learning (draft version)
Eva Norén, Jöran Petersson - Algebra tasks in a word problem and non-word problem context - a multilingual project (draft version)
Guri A. Nortvedt and Andreas Pettersen - Tools for teachers - The issue of developing mapping tests for primary school mathematics teachers (draft version)
Anna Pansell - Negotiating mathematics teaching? A study of a mathematics teacher's agency in collegial collaboration (draft version)
Miguel Perez and Håkan Sollervall - Developing Mathematics Instruction with Adaptive Conceptual Frameworks (draft version)
Elisabeth Rystedt - Conventions as Obstacles for Understanding? - Pupils' Reasoning when Making Sense of School Mathematics Language (draft version)
Cecilia Segerby - Integrating writing to support students' understanding of reading in mathematics (draft version)
Christina Svensson, Troels Lange och Anna Wernberg - Kompetensutveckling i förskola och förskoleklass med fokus på matematiska aktiviteter (draft version)
Petra Svensson - Immigrant students' perspective on learning mathematics (draft version)
Anna Teledahl & Eva Taflin - A framework for analysis of students' mathematical meaning making in images (draft version)
Lotta Vingsle - How Hard Can It Be? What Knowledge and Skills Does a Teacher Practising Formative Assessment Use? (draft version)
Olov Viirman - The discursive use of gestures in university mathematics lecturing (draft version)
Lotta Wedman - The meaning of concept (draft version)
Lisa Österling and Annica Andersson - Valuing Mathematics: Translation Challenges (draft version)

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Program (preliminary) for MADIF 9

Tisdag 4 februari

  Registrering, Kårhuset, ingång Aula Nordica
 Väkomstdrink och välkomstmiddag, Kårhuset, ingång Aula Nordica

Onsdag 5 februari
   8.30  Registrering    
   9.00  Öppning av Madif9
 Plenarföreläsning 1
Johan Lithner/Ola Helenius
Beth Herbel-Eisenmann
 10.00  Kaffe/Te Ljusgården MIT-huset  
 10.25  Arbetspass 1
Robert Gunnarsson och Anna-Sara Karlsson. Diskutant: Cecilia Kilhamn
Hanna Palmér. Diskutant: Johan Häggström
Ola Helenius, Maria L. Johansson, Troels Lange, Tamsin Meaney, Eva Riesbeck, Anna Wernberg (F12). Diskutant Ann-Sofi Röj-Lindberg
Marie Sjöblom. Diskutant Jonas Bergman Ärlebäck.
Karen Skilling och John Mason. Diskutant: Frode Rönning
 11.15  Arbetspass 2
Ola Helenius, Maria L. Johansson, Troels Lange, Tamsin Meaney, Eva Riesbeck, Anna Wernberg (F18). Diskutant: Hanna Palmér
Maria Larsson. Diskutant: Annica Andersson
Cecilia Kilhamn och Thomas Hillman. Diskutant Kerstin Pettersson
Paul Andrews och Judy Sayers. Diskutant Jorryt van Bommel
Håkan Sollervall. Diskutant: Darina Jirotkova
 12.00  Lunch    
 13.00  Plenarföreläsning 2 Koeno Gravemeijer  
 14.00  Arbetspass 3
 Korta presentationer
 3x20 min
1) Catarina Andersson, 2) Erika Boström, 3) Jöran Pettersson och Eva Norén
1) Christina Svensson, Troels Lange och Anna Wernberg, 2) Anna-Lena Holm, 3) Miguel Perez
1) Lisa Österlind och Annica Andersson, 2) Gerd Brandell, 3) Olof Viirman
1) Anna Löfström, 2) Cecilia Segerby, 3) Petra Svensson
1) Lena Heika, 2) Elisabeth Rystedt, 3) Anna Pansell
1) Anna Teledahl och Eva Taflin, 2) Lotta Vingsle, 3) Per Blomberg, P. Nilsson och J. Ärlebäck
1) Eva Juhlin, 2) Guri A. Nortvedt och Andreas Pettersen, 3) Andreas Ebbelind
1) Lotta Vedman, 2) Birgit Gustafsson, 3) Ida Bergvall
 15.00  Kaffe/Te    
 15.30  Arbetspass 4
Ola Helenius och Görel Sterner. Diskutant. Johan Lithner
Jonas Ärlebäck, Per Blomberg och Per Nilsson. Diskutant: Paul Andrews
Anette Bagger och Helena Roos? Diskutant Gerd Brandell
Judy Sayers. Diskutant Hans Thunberg.
Ola Helenius, Maria L. Johansson, Troels Lange, Tamsin Meaney, Eva Riesbeck, Anna Wernberg (F17). Diskutant: Ia Kling Sackerud
 16.20  Panel     
 17.30  Årsmöte SMDF Lisa Björklund-Boistrup, Jeremy Hodgen, Darina Jirotkova (tbc), John Mason
Moderator: Ola Helenius


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Call for papers

Participants at the workshop are invited to submit research papers for presentation and discussion. The main language of Madif9 is English but reports written in Swedish are also welcome. Papers on all areas of mathematics education research are welcome. Contributions directly related to the seminar theme will be placed in a specific strand in the program. Each accepted contribution will be given a 45 minute presentation time that includes time for discussant and general discussion within the program in parallel strands. A first version of the report, no longer than 10 A4 pages to be sent to the chair of the program committee no later than 1 November 2013 (the e-mail address is given below). Papers must be written in the template which can be downloaded here: madif9 (dotx), Word file here: madif9 (docx), and sent as a Word file to be accepted. A blinded version of an article also must be sent, where author names, references by the authors and other details that could identify the author are removed. Papers should adhere to the guidelines found here.

Submitted research papers will be reviewed by at least two other researchers through a double blind peer review. People who send in contributions are expected to participate in the review process by reviewing one or two other contributions. The review is intended to be constructive positive, i.e. the assessment shall also be supplemented with any suggestions for improvement of the report. Decisions about the paper acceptance will made by the program committee. All authors will be notified by 1st December if their contribution is accepted for presentation at the conference. At the same time, a report will be sent that indicates what changes need to done for the manuscript to be published in the conference proceedings. A revised version must be submitted no later than January 10. If the program committee considers that the contribution needs further work to meet the requirements described in the review report then an updated contribution must be made to the program committee by 1 March 2014. Contributions that fail to achieve a satisfactory level will not be published in the conference proceedings.


At each paper presentation, a specially appointed person (known as a discussant) will chair the session and initiate a discussion by presenting a short response to the paper. If you are interested in being a discussant, please contact the program chair no later than 15 December 2013.

Short presentations

At MADIF9, there are also opportunities to provide a short communication. This provides an opportunity to present and discuss parts of projects or ongoing research. The research component must be clear in the proposal. The proposal should contain a short summary of the contribution of no more than two A4 pages (according to the style which can be downloaded here: madif9 (dotx) or Word file here: madif9 (docx)). Please note that proposals must be written in this format, but without an abstract, and sent as a Word file and be with the chair of the program committee no later than November 1, 2013 (e-mail address are provided below below). Acceptance of proposals is made by the program committee, which will notify if the proposal is accepted by December 1, 2013. During the presentation at MADIF9, the author may provide a hard-copy of a longer version of the proposal to interested participants. Each accepted short communication will be given 20 or 30 minutes (including time for discussion) in the program, depending on the total number of contributions, in parallel sessions. Short presentations will be published in the conference proceedings with only the title and abstract.


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Practical Information

Location: Umeå University, Natural Science (see map), halls: see above

Time: Registration can be made from Tuesday February 4 at. 18:30, in connection with the welcome dinner, and from 8.30 (before the initial plenary session at. 9.30) Wednesday, February 5 to the entrance to Aula Nordica (see map). The conference ends approx. at 5 pm.

Information about the time and place of welcome dinner will follow.

Registration is done online here. The conference fee is: 1300 SEK (inkl. VAT) with a 500 SEK discount for PhD students as well as for fully paying attendees at the Matematikbiennalen 2014. The fee includes conference material, lunch, coffee and a copy of the conference proceedings. Only members of the SMDF can attend. The membership fee can be payed in the online registration for Madif 9.The welcome dinner is 300 SEK extra.

Language: The main language of the seminar will be English. Contributions written in Swedish or another Scandinavian language are welcome; session will be conducted in Swedish / Scandinavian.

Documentation: A documentation of the seminar will be published in autumn 2014 (included in conference fee)

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Namn E-post
Ola Helenius, NCM, Göteborgs universitet (ordf)
Arne Engström, Karlstad
Tamsin Meaney, Malmö
Per Nilsson, Växjö/Örebro per.g.nilsson@lnu.se
Eva Norén, Stockholm
Judy Sayers, Stockholm
Magnus Österholm, Umeå


Lokal organisation

Namn E-post
Tomas Bergqvist, Umeå tomas.bergqvist@educ.umu.se

Kontakta någon av oss för eventuella frågor!

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Questions about the program
Ola Helenius

tel: 0709-589384
e-post: ola.helenius@ncm.gu.se

Questions about the local organisation
Tomas Bergqvist

tel: 090-7866519
e-post: tomas.bergqvist@educ.umu.se

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Senast uppdaterad 2013-09-17 av Ola Helenius.