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Afonso, Dominique; Mc Auliffe, Sharon – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
Patterns pervade our everyday life and are natural and familiar to children. Exciting new research in the field of Early Algebra describes the development of young children's algebraic thinking through the meaningful study of patterns. This paper contributes to this research by reporting on a case study of two primary schools in South Africa and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Algebra, Mathematical Logic, Young Children
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Mahofa, Ernest; Adendorff, Stanley; Kwenda, Chiwimbiso – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore the learning of mathematics word problems by African immigrant early learners in the Western Cape Province of South Africa (SA). Phenomenology was used as the philosophical underpinning for this study and also informed the research method. Purposive sampling methods were used to select 10 African immigrant…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Immigrants, Learning, Phenomenology
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Davis, Zain – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2016
Anthropological approaches to studying the contextual specificity of mathematical thought and practice in schools can productively inform descriptions and analyses of mathematical practices within and across different teaching and learning contexts. In this paper I argue for an anthropological methodological orientation that takes into…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Diwu, Christopher T.; Ogunniyi, Meshach B. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2012
In South Africa and elsewhere, the integration of science and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) is a contentious issue. This is due to both knowledge systems being underpinned by diverse epistemic authorities. This paper explores the possibilities and challenges associated with the integration of the two knowledge corpuses and how a Dialogical…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Science Education, Focus Groups, Interviews