Magnus Österholm
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Journals (peer review)
  • Bergqvist, E., Theens, F. & Österholm, M. (2018) The role of linguistic features when reading and solving mathematics tasks in different languages. The Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 51, 41-55.
  • Österholm, M. (2015) What is the basis for self-assessment of comprehension when reading mathematical expository texts? Reading Psychology, 36 (8), 673-699.
  • Dyrvold, A., Bergqvist, E. & Österholm, M. (2015) Uncommon vocabulary in mathematical tasks in relation to demand of reading ability and solution frequency. Nordic Studies in Mathematics Education, 20 (1), 5-31.
  • Österholm, M. & Bergqvist, E. (2013) What is so special about mathematical texts? Analyses of common claims in research literature and of properties of textbooks. ZDM - The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 45 (5), 751-763.
  • Österholm, M. & Bergqvist, E. (2012) Methodological issues when studying the relationship between reading and solving mathematical tasks. Nordic Studies in Mathematics Education, 17 (1), 5-30.
  • Österholm, M. (2012) The role of theory when studying epistemological characterizations of mathematics lecture(r)s. The Mathematics Enthusiast, 9 (3), 431-464.
  • Österholm, M. (2011) To translate between different perspectives in belief research: A comparison between two studies. Nordic Studies in Mathematics Education, 16 (1-2), 57-76.
  • Österholm, M. (2008) Do students need to learn how to use their mathematics textbooks? The case of reading comprehension. Nordic Studies in Mathematics Education, 13 (3), 53-73.
  • Österholm, M. (2006) Characterizing reading comprehension of mathematical texts. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 63, 325-346.


  • Conferences (peer review)
  • Österholm, M. (in press) The role of mathematical competencies in curriculum documents in different countries. In Proceedings of MADIF 11, The Eleventh Mathematics Education Research Seminar, Karlstad, January 23-24, 2018. Karlstad, Sweden: SMDF.
  • Bergqvist, T., Liljekvist, Y., van Bommel, J. & Österholm, M. (2017) Evaluation of a large scale professional development program. In B. Kaur, W. K. Ho, T. L. Toh, & B. H. Choy (Eds.) Proceedings of the 41st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 2, pp. 153-160). Singapore: PME.
  • Bergqvist, E., Dyrvold, A. & Österholm, M. (2012) Relating vocabulary in mathematical tasks to aspects of reading and solving. In C. Bergsten, E. Jablonka & M. Raman (Eds.) Evaluation and comparison of mathematical achievement: Dimensions and perspectives. Proceedings of MADIF 8, The Eighth Mathematics Education Research Seminar, Umeå, January 24-25, 2012 (pp. 61-70). Linköping, Sweden: SMDF.
  • Bergqvist, E. & Österholm, M. (2012) Communicating mathematics or mathematical communication? An analysis of competence frameworks. In T. Y. Tso (Ed.) Proceedings of the 36th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 2, pp. 67-74). Taipei, Taiwan: PME.
  • Österholm, M. (2012) Students' summaries of mathematical lectures: Comparing the discourse of students with the discourse of lectures. In J. Dindyal, L. P. Cheng & S. F. Ng (Eds.) Mathematics Education: Expanding Horizons. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (pp. 578-585). Singapore: MERGA.
  • Österholm, M. & Bergqvist, E. (2012) What mathematical task properties can cause an unnecessary demand of reading ability? In G. H. Gunnarsdóttir, F. Hreinsdóttir, G. Pálsdóttir, M. Hannula, M. Hannula-Sormunen, E. Jablonka, U. T. Jankvist, A. Ryve, P. Valero & K. Wæge (Eds.) Proceedings of Norma 11, The Sixth Nordic Conference on Mathematics Education in Reykjavík, May 11-14, 2011 (pp. 661-670). Reykjavík, Iceland: University of Iceland Press.
  • Österholm, M. (2011) What aspects of quality do students focus on when evaluating oral and written mathematical presentations? In J. Clark, B. Kissane, J. Mousley, T. Spencer & S. Thornton (Eds.) Mathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices. Proceedings of the AAMT–MERGA conference held in Alice Springs, 3–7 July 2011, incorporating the 23rd biennial conference of The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. and the 34th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc. (pp. 590-598). Adelaide, Australia: AAMT and MERGA.
  • Österholm, M. (2011) Characterizing mathematics education research discourse on belief. In K. Kislenko (Ed.) Current state of research on mathematical beliefs XVI: Proceedings of the MAVI-16 Conference, June 26-29, 2010, Tallinn, Estonia (pp. 200-217). Tallinn, Estonia: Institute of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Tallinn University.
  • Österholm, M. (2010) Relationships between epistemological beliefs and properties of discourse: Some empirical explorations. In C. Bergsten, E. Jablonka & T. Wedege (Eds.) Mathematics and mathematics education: Cultural and social dimensions. Proceedings of MADIF 7, The Seventh Mathematics Education Research Seminar, Stockholm, January 26-27, 2010 (pp. 241-250). Linköping, Sweden: SMDF.
  • Bergqvist, E. & Österholm, M. (2010) A theoretical model of the connection between the process of reading and the process of solving mathematical tasks. In C. Bergsten, E. Jablonka & T. Wedege (Eds.) Mathematics and mathematics education: Cultural and social dimensions. Proceedings of MADIF 7, The Seventh Mathematics Education Research Seminar, Stockholm, January 26-27, 2010 (pp. 47-57). Linköping, Sweden: SMDF.
  • Österholm, M. (2010) The ontology of beliefs from a cognitive perspective. In F. Furinghetti & F. Morselli (Eds.) Proceedings of the conference MAVI-15: Ongoing research on beliefs in mathematics education, September 8-11, 2009, Genoa, Italy (pp. 35-46). Genoa: Department of Mathematics, University of Genoa.
  • Österholm, M. (2010) Beliefs: A theoretically unnecessary construct? In V. Durand-Guerrier, S. Soury-Lavergne & F. Arzarello (Eds.) Proceedings of the Sixth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education. January 28th - February 1st 2009, Lyon, France (pp. 154-163). Lyon: Institut National de Recherche Pédagogique.
  • Österholm, M. (2009) Theories of epistemological beliefs and communication: A unifying attempt. In M. Tzekaki, M. Kaldrimidou & C. Sakonidis (Eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 4, pp. 257-264). Thessaloniki, Greece: PME.
  • Österholm, M. (2007) A reading comprehension perspective on problem solving. In C. Bergsten & B. Grevholm (Eds.) Developing and Researching Quality in Mathematics Teaching and Learning. Proceedings of MADIF 5, the 5th Swedish Mathematics Education Research Seminar, Malmö, January 24-25, 2006 (pp. 136-145). Linköping, Sweden: SMDF.
  • Österholm, M. (2006) Metacognition and reading - criteria for comprehension of mathematics texts. In J. Novotná, H. Moraová, M. Krátká & N. Stehlíková (Eds.) Proceedings 30th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 4, pp. 289-296). Prague: PME.
  • Österholm, M. (2004) Reading mathematical texts: cognitive processes and mental representations. Presented in discussion group 14 at The 10th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4-11 July, 2004.


  • Books and book chapters
  • Bergqvist, E., Österholm, M., Granberg, C., & Sumpter, L. (Eds.). (2018) Proceedings of the 42nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Umeå, Sweden: PME.
  • Helenius, O., Engström, A., Meaney, T., Nilsson, P., Norén, E., Sayers, J., & Österholm, M. (Eds.). (2015) Development of Mathematics Teaching: Design, Scale, Effects. Proceedings from Madif9: The Ninth Swedish Mathematics Education Research Seminar, Umeå, February 4-5, 2014. Linköping, Sweden: SMDF.
  • Österholm, M. (2010) The roles of prior knowledge when students interpret mathematical texts. In B. Sriraman, C. Bergsten, S. Goodchild, G. Palsdottir, B. D. Søndergaard & L. Haapasalo (Eds.) The First Sourcebook on Nordic Research in Mathematics Education: Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark and contributions from Finland (pp. 431-440). Charlotte, NC, USA: Information Age Publishing.


  • Theses and reports
  • Österholm, M., Bergqvist, T., Liljekvist, Y., & van Bommel, J. (2016) Utvärdering av Matematiklyftets resultat: Slutrapport [Evaluation of the results from the Boost for Mathematics: Final report]. Umeå, Sweden: Department of Science and Mathematics Education, Umeå University.
  • Österholm, M. (2006) Kognitiva och metakognitiva perspektiv på läsförståelse inom matematik [Cognitive and metacognitive perspectives on reading comprehension in mathematics]. Doctoral dissertation, Department of Mathematics, Linköping University, Sweden.
  • Österholm, M. (2004) Läsa matematiska texter: Förståelse och lärande i läsprocessen [Reading mathematical texts: Understanding and learning in the reading process]. Licentiate thesis, Department of Mathematics, Linköping University, Sweden.
  • Österholm, M. (2003) Learning mathematics by reading - a study of students interacting with a text. Report number 03-29, Department of Mathematics, Linköping University, Sweden.
  • Österholm, M. (2000) Qualitative knowledge in elementary mechanics - a study of students in Linköping. Degree thesis, Department of Mathematics, Linköping University, Sweden.


  • Popular science
  • Bergqvist, E. & Österholm, M. (2014) Språkbrukets roll i matematikundervisningen. Nämnaren, 2014 (1), 27-31.
  • Österholm, M. (2009) Kan vi separera läsning från matematikämnet? Dyslexi - aktuellt om läs- och skrivsvårigheter, 14 (3), 18-21.
  • Österholm, M. (2009) Läsförståelsens roll inom matematikutbildning. In G. Brandell, B. Grevholm, K. Wallby & H. Wallin (Eds.) Matematikdidaktiska frågor - resultat från en forskarskola (pp. 154-165). Göteborg: Nationellt centrum för matematikutbildning.
  • Österholm, M. (2006) Läsförståelse och matematik - behöver man lära sig läsa matematik? Documentation of lecture at The Mathematics Biennial in Malmö, Sweden, January 26-27, 2006.
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    Mid Sweden University
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    Monash University
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    The Institute of Technology
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