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ERIC Number: EJ1197959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1570-1824
Examining Teachers' Perceptions about Improving the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics and Statistics
Umugiraneza, Odette; Bansilal, Sarah; North, Delia
Statistics Education Research Journal, v17 n2 p239-254 Nov 2018
The purpose of this paper is to examine South African teachers' suggestions for improving the teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics, as well as exploring relationships between certain demographic factors and the number and types of strategies suggested by teachers. The study was conducted with 75 South African mathematics teachers. We asked them to respond to closed- and open-ended questions regarding their strategies and plans about how they intend to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics. The findings revealed that teachers were most concerned with improving the motivation and interest of their learners. Furthermore, there were relationships between the number and types of strategies suggested and certain factors such as attendance at workshops, and use of the curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study