Maria Fahlgren has a background both in teaching of mathematics to first year engineering students and in teacher education. Her research is in the area of mathematics education with a particular interest on the use of digital technologies in mathematics classrooms. In her doctoral research she investigated particular aspects of the design and implementation of tasks making use of dynamic software environments in upper secondary schools. She has a particular interest in design-based research.
In an ongoing project together with Älvkullegymnasiet in Karlstad, a preliminary study on the use of Connected Classroom Technology (CCT) to strengthen students' active participation in the mathematics classroom is planned.
SMEER - Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education Research - the center education for the subject didactic research in science, mathematics and technology at Karlstad University
Co-supervisor of a licentiate student in the graduate school for digitalization of education (FUNDIG).
Participant in the project DigtalWell Research Phase 1, which is part of the Memorandum of Understanding between Region of Värmland and Karlstad University, the Academy for Smart Specialization.