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Thukwane Nelisiwe; Ke Yu – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2024
Mathematics is pivotal in the contemporary technology-driven world. However, poor mathematical performance continues to be a concern in many countries. Guided by Mathematics in a Cultural Context (MCC) framework, this article investigates the similarities, differences, and potential reasons behind early numeracy achievement in South Africa and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Numeracy, Cultural Differences
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Maphutha, Kgaladi; Maoto, Satsope; Mutodi, Paul – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2023
In this paper, we explored the type of mathematical connections Grade 11 learners make when solving two-dimensional (2D) trigonometric problems in an Activity-Based Learning (ABL) environment. We followed a qualitative case study design within an interpretive paradigm. Convenience sampling was used to select a whole class of 45 Grade 11 learners…
Descriptors: Grade 11, Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics
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Jojo, Zingiswa; Madikizela-Madiya, Nomanesi – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2022
This paper is based on an argument that the disruption of school spaces can demerit the myth that Mathematics is difficult and a struggle for learners in some contexts. Combining spatial theories and the phenomenon of disruption, the paper reports from a qualitative research project that analyzed the dynamics of space and place in South African…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Teachers