Final Announcement

Registration closes 1 September, 2018. Please follow this link for registration

The conference will have two themes, each day focusing on just one of these.

Day One, Monday 17 September, will focus on "The Why, What and How of Teaching Calculus"

Day Two, Tuesday 18 September, will focus on "Student as Partners"

It is possible to register for just one day at the conference.

We hope to see you at this year's MatRIC Conference which will be held at Gardermoen on 17 and 18 September. If you have not already registered, you can find the on-line form at

We hope you will find the programme interesting and useful. On the first day the focus will be on teaching and learning calculus. There will be presentations by:

David Bressoud, a former president of the Mathematical Association of America.

Karen Marrongelle, a Dean at Portland State University and soon to take up a position with the US National Science Foundation.

Tom Lindstrøm and Helmer Aslaksen from the University of Oslo.

On the second day, the conference takes a broader perspective on teaching and learning in higher education, that is on how we can bring our students into closer partnership in their education. International research has shown many benefits arising from efforts to make students as partners. At the conference we will here from both international and Norwegian university educators:

Mathematicians and mathematics education researchers from the UK: Ian Jones, David Sirl and Barbara Jaworski.

Abbi Flint, who has worked with the UK Higher Education Academy exploring student partnerships.

Norwegian Centres for Excellence in Education (SFUs) – bioCEED, CEMPE, MatRIC and ProTED, and a report from NTNU about the development of student teaching assistants.

We hope the conference will meet a broad range of interests.

The conference programme can be found at

Please make the conference known to your colleagues. As usual with MatRIC events, there is no charge for the conference, and MatRIC covers the cost of meals and overnight accommodation at the conference hotel. A limited number of rooms at the hotel have been pre-booked, please register for the conference as soon as possible to ensure that you secure one of these. Note, the pre-booked accommodation covers the night of Monday 17th September, if you need additional nights ( for example Sunday to avoid a horribly early start on Monday, and/or Tuesday if you are going on to the meeting of Norsk Matematikkråd, please contact

NB. On-line registration closes on September 1, 2018.

There is no charge for participating in the conference and MatRIC will cover the cost of meals and one night at the conference hotel. Participants who require an additional night accommodation should contact Elisabeth Rasmussen.

The Conference Programme Committee is composed of: Helmer Aslaksen (UiO), Thomas Gjesteland (UiA) and Lillian Egelandsaa (MatRIC/UiA).