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ERIC Number: EJ1150089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-0100
Investigating Shape and Space in Mathematics: A Case Study
Kotzé, Gary
South African Journal of Education, v27 n1 p19-35 2007
In this investigation I focused on a process of activities of a particular group of teachers and learners. Basic skills in mastering mathematical concepts were addressed. The focus was on concept formation in the geometry classroom. The methodology involved an educational case study as a form of inquiry to investigate spatial sense. Evidence was obtained regarding mathematics teachers' and mathematics learners' knowledge of space and shape. Problems experienced in concept formation in geometry were investigated and analysed. An account is provided of how teachers and learners responded to problems related to space and shape. Information about the mathematical performance of a group of mathematics teachers and mathematics learners is organised, interpreted, and evaluated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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