Challenges and Strategies in Teaching Linear Algebra

  • Sepideh Stewart
  • Christine Andrews-Larson
  • Avi Berman
  • Michelle Zandieh

Part of the ICME-13 Monographs book series (ICME13Mo)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Theoretical Perspectives Elaborated Through Tasks

  3. Analyses of Learners’ Approaches and Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. John Paul Cook, Dov Zazkis, Adam Estrup
      Pages 103-125
    3. Cathrine Kazunga, Sarah Bansilal
      Pages 127-145
    4. Lillias H.N. Mutambara, Sarah Bansilal
      Pages 147-173
  4. Dynamic Geometry Approaches

  5. Challenging Tasks with Pedagogy in Mind

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 379-382

About this book


This book originated from a Discussion Group (Teaching Linear Algebra) that was held at the 13th International Conference on Mathematics Education (ICME-13). The aim was to consider and highlight current efforts regarding research and instruction on teaching and learning linear algebra from around the world, and to spark new collaborations. As the outcome of the two-day discussion at ICME-13, this book focuses on the pedagogy of linear algebra with a particular emphasis on tasks that are productive for learning. 

The main themes addressed include: theoretical perspectives on the teaching and learning of linear algebra; empirical analyses related to learning particular content in linear algebra; the use of technology and dynamic geometry software; and pedagogical discussions of challenging linear algebra tasks. 

Drawing on the expertise of mathematics education researchers and research mathematicians with experience in teaching linear algebra, this book gathers work from nine countries: Austria, Germany, Israel, Ireland, Mexico, Slovenia, Turkey, the USA and Zimbabwe. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sepideh Stewart
    • 1
  • Christine Andrews-Larson
    • 2
  • Avi Berman
    • 3
  • Michelle Zandieh
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA
  2. 2.College of EducationFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsTechnion—Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  4. 4.Arizona State UniversityMesaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-66810-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-66811-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-8322
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-8330
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