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Long, Caroline; Wendt, Heike – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
South Africa participated in TIMSS from 1995 to 2015. Over these two decades, some positive changes have been reported on the aggregated mathematics performance patterns of South African learners. This paper focuses on the achievement patterns of South Africa's high-performing Grade 9 learners (n = 3378) in comparison with similar subsamples of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Multiplication, Comparative Education
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Butakor, Paul Kwame; Ampadu, Ernest; Cole, Yaa – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
Educational effectiveness research has witnessed some growth in the last three decades because the current era of global competitiveness compels each country to train and equip its citizens with knowledge and skills that would make them successful. Researchers from different countries are investigating factors across various levels within the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Context Effect, Performance Factors
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Engelbrecht, Johann; Mwambakana, Jeanine – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2016
The purpose of mathematics competitions, and in our case the South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO), is to promote problem solving skills and strategies, to generate interest and enthusiasm for mathematics and to identify the most talented mathematical minds. SAMO is organised in two divisions--a junior and a senior division--over three rounds.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Junior High School Students, Competition, Foreign Countries
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Roux, Annalie; Nieuwoudt, Hercules; Nieuwoudt, Susan – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2015
It is a known fact that South African learners underachieve in mathematics. One possible factor that might have an influence on their mathematics achievement is the conceptual knowledge of mathematics teachers. In order to facilitate conceptual understanding, mathematics teachers themselves must possess profound mathematical knowledge. One key…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Achievement
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Mogari, David; Lupahla, Nhlanhla – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
This article investigates the algebraic non-routine problem-solving skills of grade 12 learners of a high-achieving school in northern Namibia. The school was selected on the basis of its outstanding results and sound management style. The study followed a descriptive survey design that involved a written test to examine learners' problem-solving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Algebra, Problem Solving, Grade 12
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Cho, Mee-Ok; Scherman, Vanessa; Gaigher, Estelle – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2012
This paper reports on secondary analysis of TIMSS 2003 data, based on a sound conceptual model, aiming to explain differential science achievement in South Africa from the perspective of educational effectiveness research. The conceptual framework was developed by refining existing school effectiveness models and including factors related to…
Descriptors: Science Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Correlation, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Frempong, George – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2010
In 2003, about 50 countries including Ghana participated in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). This is the first time that Ghana has participated in an international mathematics assessment that has provided the reliable data to examine equity and the quality of mathematics education within schools in Ghana. In the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Mathematics Education