The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Technical report #14/2010

Mathematics Education in Iceland: Explaining the Non-homogeneity in a Homogenous System

Guðný Helga Gunnarsdóttir, Guðbjörg Pálsdóttir
School of Education
University of Iceland


Bharath Sriraman
The University of Montana


In this opening salvo to the Icelandic section, we synthesize some of the themes present in the different chapters and address aspects that the reader may not realize about Icelandic mathematics education. We briefly outline distinct features and anomalies within mathematics education in Iceland, which in spite of the homogeneity of the system reveals many threads of thought in terms of reform and implementation of new ideas.

Keywords: mathematics education in Iceland; The First Sourcebook on Nordic Research in mathematics education

AMS Subject Classification: 97

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The First Sourcebook on Nordic Research in Mathematics Education
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