Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen
Professor, Deputy Head of Department, Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Universitetsparken 5, 2100 København Ø
Member of:
Didactics of Mathematics
Primary fields of research
My main resarch areas are history of modern pure and applied mathematics and mathematics education at secondary and university level, with focus on history and philosophy of mathematics and mathematical modelling.
I study the history of mathematics from perspectives of past mathematicians, their projects and motivations, situated in certain contexts, at specific places, at certain times, and under particular historical circumstances in order to understand and explain historical processes in the development of mathematics. The mathematical areas include the moment problem, linear inequality theory, the modern theory of convexity, mathematical biology and modelling, game theory, and linear and nonlinear programming in Operations Research.
In mathematics education and didactics of mathematics my research focuses on the roles of mathematical modelling and of history and philosophy of mathematics in mathematics education. I have researched the role of history and the use of primary sources for inquiry based teaching and learning in mathematics, how to develop students' mathematical modelling competency, how to use modelling for supporting students' concept formation, and problem oriented teaching and learning in mathematics and science.
Selected publications
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A Multiple Perspective Approach to History of Mathematics: Mathematical Programming and Rashevsky's Early Development of Mathematical Biology in the Twentieth Century.
Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff, 2019, Interfaces between Mathematical Practices and Mathematical Education. Schubring, G. (ed.). Springer, p. 143167 25 p. (International Studies in the History of Mathematics and its Teaching).Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Book chapter › Research › peerreview
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Creating inquiryreflective learning environments in mathematics through history and original sources
Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff, 2018, Circulation: mathématiques, historie, enseignement. Auvinet, J., Moussard, G. & Saint Raymond, X. (eds.). PULIM Presses universitaires de Limoges, p. 1329 17 p. (Savoirs scientifiques & Pratiques d'enseignement).Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Book chapter › Research › peerreview
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An early Debate in Mathematical Biology and Its Value for Teaching: Rashevsky's 1934 Paper on Cell Division
Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff, 2017, In: The Mathematical Intelligencer. 39, 2, p. 3645Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peerreview
The Role of History and Philosophy in University Mathematics Education
Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff & Carter, J. M. H. G., 2014, International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching. Matthews, M. R. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer Publishing Company, Vol. II. p. 837871Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Book chapter › Research › peerreview
Traces and Emergence of Nonlinear Programming
Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff (ed.) & Giorgi, G. (ed.), 2014, Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag.Research output: Book/Report › Anthology › Research › peerreview
Bridging History of the Concept of a Function with Learning of Mathematics: Students’ metadiscursive rules, concept formation and historical awareness
Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff & Petersen, P. H., 2014, In: Science & Education. 23, 1, p. 2945Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peerreview
Beyond Motivation  History as a method for the learning of metadiscursive rules in mathematics
Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff & Blomhøj, M., 2012, In: Educational Studies in Mathematics. 80, 3, p. 327349 19 p.Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peerreview
The growth of mathematical knowledge  introduction of convex bodies
Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff & Carter, J., 2012, In: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A. 43, 2, p. 359365Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peerreview
Eggforms and Measure Bodies: Different Mathematical Practices in the Early History of the Development of the Modern Theory of Convexity
Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff, 2009, In: Science in Context. 22, 1, p. 85113 24 p.Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peerreview
From measuring tool to geometrical object: Minkowski's development of the concept of convex bodies
Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff, 2008, In: Archive for History of Exact Sciences. 62, 1, p. 5989 31 p.Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peerreview
New mathematical disciplines and research in the wake of World War II
Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff, 2003, Mathematics and war. BoossBavnbek, B. & Høyrup, J. (eds.). Basel / Boston / Berlin: Birkhäuser Verlag, p. 126152Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Book chapter › Research
Different motivations and goals in the historical development of the theory of systems of linear inequalities
Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff, 2002, In: Archive for History of Exact Sciences. 56, p. 469438Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peerreview
John von Neumann's conception of the minimax theorem: a journey through different mathematical contexts
Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff, 2001, In: Archive for History of Exact Sciences. 56, p. 3968Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peerreview
A contextualized historical analysis of the KuhnTucker theorem in nonlinear programming: the impact of World War II
Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff, 2000, In: Historia Mathematica. 27, p. 331361Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peerreview
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History of Mathematics in Mathematics Education: Recent devlopments
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Teaching With and About the Nature of Mathematics through History of Mathematics: Enacting Inquiry Learning in Mathematics
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Original Sources in the Mathematical Classroom
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