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Mahlaba, Sfiso Cebolenkosi – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2020
Mathematics in its nature is exploratory, giving learners a chance to view it from different perspectives. However, during most of their schooling, South African learners are rarely exposed to mathematical explorations, either because of the lack of resources or the nature of the curriculum in use. Perhaps, this is due to teachers' inability to…
Descriptors: Geometry, Logical Thinking, Mathematical Logic, Validity
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Bokhove, Christian; Drijvers, Paul – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2010
The algebraic expertise that mathematics education is aiming for includes both procedural skills and conceptual understanding. To capture the latter, notions such as symbol sense, gestalt view and visual salience have been developed. We wonder if digital activities can be designed that not only require procedural algebraic skills, but also invite…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Algebra, Symbols (Mathematics), Student Behavior