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Maoto, Satsope; Masha, Kwena; Mokwana, Lekwa – Pythagoras, 2018
This article focuses mainly on two key mathematical processes (representation, and reasoning and proof). Firstly, we observed how teachers learn these processes and subsequently identify what and how to assess learners on the same processes. Secondly, we reviewed one teacher's attempt to facilitate the learning of the processes in his classroom.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Validity, Secondary School Mathematics
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Mellor, Kathryn; Clark, Robyn; Essien, Anthony A. – Pythagoras, 2018
Textbook content has the ability to influence mathematical learning. This study compares how linear functions are presented in two textbooks, one of South African and the other of German origin. These two textbooks are used in different language-based streams in a school in Gauteng, South Africa. A qualitative content analysis on how the topic of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Mathematical Concepts, Problem Solving
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Jagals, Divan; van der Walt, Marthie – Pythagoras, 2018
Awareness of one's own strengths and weaknesses during visualisation is often initiated by the imagination -- the faculty for intuitively visualising and modelling an object. Towards exploring the role of metacognitive awareness and imagination in facilitating visualisation in solving a mathematics task, four secondary schools in the North West…
Descriptors: Visualization, Metacognition, Imagination, Role
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van Staden, Surette; Motsamai, Puleng – Pythagoras, 2017
This non-experimental, exploratory and descriptive study, using a qualitative case study approach, aims to investigate whether there is evidence of variance in the quality of school-based assessment (SBA) in Grade 9 mathematics. Participants were purposefully selected from five schools in a district in the Northern Cape in South Africa. After…
Descriptors: Evidence, Grade 9, Mathematics Instruction, Differences
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Chirinda, Brantina; Barmby, Patrick – Pythagoras, 2017
This article reports on the design and findings of the first iteration of a classroom-based design research project which endeavours to design a professional development intervention for teachers' mathematical problem-solving pedagogy. The major outcome of this study is the generation of design principles that can be used by other researchers…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Intervention, Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction
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Pournara, Craig; Hodgen, Jeremy; Sanders, Yvonne; Adler, Jill – Pythagoras, 2016
It is well known that learner performance in mathematics in South Africa is poor. However, less is known about what learners actually do and the extent to which this changes as they move through secondary school mathematics. In this study a cohort of 250 learners was tracked from Grade 9 to Grade 11 to investigate changes in their performance on a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Algebra, Grade 9, Grade 10
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Gardee, Aarifah; Brodie, Karin – Pythagoras, 2015
How errors are dealt with in a mathematics classroom is important as it can either support or deny learner access to mathematical knowledge. This study examines how a teacher, who participated in a professional development programme that focused on learner errors, engaged with mathematical errors in her Grade 9 classroom. Data were collected over…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Teacher Student Relationship, Error Patterns, Grade 9
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Mahlabela, Patisizwe T.; Bansilal, Sarah – Pythagoras, 2015
The purpose of this study is to explore Grade 9 learners' understanding of ratio and proportion. The sample consists of a group of 30 mathematics learners from a rural school in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Data were generated from their responses to two missing value items, adapted from the Concepts in Secondary Mathematics and…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Students