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Tsanwani, Avhasei; Harding, Ansie; Engelbrecht, Johann; Maree, Kobus – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2014
Under-performance in mathematics is a challenge in South African schools. The purpose of this study is to advance views expressed by teachers and learners on factors that facilitate learners' performance in mathematics. The participants in this research were educators and learners from historically disadvantaged schools from similar socio-economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Achievement, High Achievement
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Harding, Ansie; Engelbrecht, Johann; Verwey, Amanda – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2011
The supplemental instruction (SI) programme has been well-established worldwide and the resulting success of the programme is indisputable. The University of Pretoria has decided on SI as the model to be used for addressing the underpreparedness of students entering the university, largely brought about by the changes in the curricula at secondary…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Curriculum Implementation, Large Group Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Houston, Ken; Mather, Glyn; Wood, Leigh N.; Petocz, Peter; Reid, Anna; Harding, Ansie; Engelbrecht, Johann; Smith, Geoff H. – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2010
We have been investigating university student conceptions of mathematics over a number of years, with the goal of enhancing student learning and professional development. We developed an open-ended survey of three questions, on "What is mathematics" and two questions about the role of mathematics in the students' future. This…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, College Mathematics