Course MD1097

A History of Mathematics for Teachers

7.5 Credits
First Cycle

Starts week 35, 2021

On completion of the course, students shall be able to:

  • describe in general terms the development of mathematical knowledge throughout history
  • demonstrate knowledge of the emergence and development of different number systems, different arithmetical operations and different mathematical symbols
  • describe from a historical perspective different manners in which to formulate and solve mathematical problems
  • formulate and solve mathematical problems and activities with different historical methods and display a knowledge of how these methods function
  • interpret and critically review different mathematical ideas and expressions throughout history
  • describe and compare ways in which the history of mathematics can be included and utilised in the planning and execution of teaching based on both the Swedish curriculum and other national school curriculums.
Starts and ends:
wk35, 2021 - wk44, 2021
Study Rate:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Teaching form:
Entry Qualifications:
  • General entrance requirements
    You also need: Physics A, Mathematics D, English B.
    Or: Physics 1a / 1b1+1b2, Mathematics 3c, English 6
    (Field-specific entry requirements 8/A8)
Application Code:
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
4 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Connect a camera and headphones to the computer and install a programme using instructions.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than three years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 1 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.

Tuition Fee
First Tuition Fee Installment:
16,875 SEK
Total Tuition Fee:
16,875 SEK
EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.
Information on application and tuition fees:
Literature List

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