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Professor Rudolf Sträßer

Giessen University, Germany

After a Diploma in pure mathematics from Muenster University / Germany, Rudolf did a PhD in Didactics of Mathematics (Mathematics Education) on mathematics textbooks for secondary schools and vocational education. For nearly twenty years, he then worked as a researcher at the Bielefeld “Institut für Didaktik der Mathematik (IDM)”, specialising in Mathematics at the workplace, use of technology in Mathematics education and the relation between the French and German Didactics of Mathematics. He served as Professor in Germany, Austria and Sweden, now developing an interest in the potential and challenges of teaching and learning Mathematics in different languages and cultures.