The weather forecast used to be presented through words, but today it is conveyed using tables and symbols. Researchers at the University of Agder (UiA) believe this implies that people may have a greater aptitude for mathematics than they realise.
The mathematics didactics community at UiA has been assigned the responsibility for a national researcher school by the Research Council. 12 new researcher schools in various fields will be established across the country, and UiA will be involved with seven of them in addition to the one UiA leads.
According to new research by Associate Professor Trude Pedersen Sundtjønn, students in vocational subjects took on the role of expert when working on maths problems that were relevant to their profession.