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Barasa, Laura – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2020
This study examines the relationship between teacher quality and student achievement in Mathematics among Grade 4 pupils located in 91 urban primary schools and 181 rural primary schools in Kenya. We hypothesise that teacher quality indicators including teacher characteristics, teacher qualification comprising initial teacher education and teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Potgieter, Pieter; Blignaut, Pieter – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The Department of Basic Education in South Africa has identified factorisation as a problem area in Mathematics teaching. Learners in earlier grades are exposed to mathematical tasks, involving concepts, such as factors of integers, fractions, equivalent fractions and prime numbers, that are easier to solve when the divisibility rules are applied.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Herzog, Moritz; Ehlert, Antje; Fritz, Annemarie – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
Although the general development of mathematical abilities in primary school has been the focus of many researchers, the development of place value understanding has rarely been investigated to date. This is possibly due to the lack of conceptual approaches and empirical studies related to this topic. To fill this gap, a theory-driven and…
Descriptors: Models, Number Concepts, Foreign Countries, Grade 2
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Sibanda, Lucy – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
The underperformance of South African learners in literacy and numeracy is a cause of concern, especially at the transition from Grade 3 to Grade 4. At Grade 4 in South Africa, the majority of learners begin learning in English, which to them is an additional language posing transition challenges of a linguistic nature. The sustained poor…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving