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Description of research and teaching

My research area is mathematics education. I conduct research on teaching and learning mathematics from the perspectives of pupil, teacher and teacher education. I am especially interested in non-standard problem-solving and affective factors in learning.

I teach courses in mathematics education and supervise students doing their bachelor, master and PhD thesis.


  • 516 Educational sciences

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1998 2019

Impact of Teacher’s Actions on Emotional Atmosphere in Mathematics Lessons in Primary School

Laine, A., Ahtee, S-M. & Näveri, L. M., 2019, In : International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. p. 1-19 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

A comparative study of variations in arithmetic fluency between Norwegian and Finnish third graders

Funderud, T., Mononen, R., Radišić, J. & Laine, A., 2018, In : European Journal of Special Needs Education. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

A cross-cultural study of teachers’ relation to curriculum materials

Pehkonen, L., Hemmi, K., Krzywacki, H. & Laine, A., 2018, Nordic Research in Mathematics Education: Papers of NORMA 17 The Eighth Nordic Conference on Mathematics Education Stockholm, May 30 - June 2, 2017. Norén, E., Palmér, H. & Cooke, A. (eds.). Göteborg: Svensk förening för matematikdidaktisk forskning, p. 309-318 10 p. (Skrifter från Svensk Förening för MatematikDidaktisk Forskning / Swedish Society for Research in Mathematics Education; no. 12).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access


Gorgorió, N., Albarracín, L., Laine, A. & Llinares, S., 2018, p. 237. 1 p.

Research output: Conference materialsPosterResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Connections of Primary Teachers’ Actions and Pupils’ Solutions to an Open Problem

Laine, A., Näveri, L., Ahtee, M., Pehkonen, E. & Hannula, M. S., Jun 2018, In : International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. 16, 5, p. 967-983 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Projects 2003 2019

Student Selection to Teacher Education in Finland – Anticipatory Work for Future

Laine, A. & Virtanen, P.


Project: Research project

Matematiikan maailmaan

Hannula-Sormunen, M., Laine, A., Hemmi, K., Räsänen, P. & Lerkkanen, M.

opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö

14/08/2017 → …

Project: Other project

Motivation in mathematics

Laine, A., Radisic, J., Mononen, R., Peixoto, F., Mata, L., Baucal , A., Krstic , K. & Leijen, Ä.

01/01/2017 → …

Project: Research project

Fundamental mathematical knowledge

Laine, A., Gorgorió, N., Albarracín, L. & Llinares, S.

10/10/2016 → …

Project: Research project


Helsingin yliopiston Opettajien akatemian jäsen

Anu Laine (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prizes and awards

Magister bonus - hyvä opettaja 2002

Anu Laine (Recipient), 2002

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 1997 2018

Matematiikan opiskelu innostavaksi: toimintaa, keskustelua ja ymmärrystä!

Anu Laine (Speaker)
21 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Opponent, Hanna Viitala, University of Agder, Norway

Anu Laine (Opponent)
7 Apr 2018

Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation

Educational Studies in Mathematics (Journal)

Anu Laine (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Addition and subtraction skills of Norwegian and Finnish third graders

Riikka Mononen (Speaker), Anu Laine (Speaker), Jelena Radišić (Speaker), Tonje Funderud (Speaker)
22 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Väitöskirjan esitarkastus, Hanna Viitala

Anu Laine (Pre-examiner)

Activity: Examination typesPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

Press / Media