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Chikiwa, Samukeliso; Westaway, Lise; Graven, Mellony – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: The study on which this article is based investigated the Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching (MKfT) that a well experienced Grade 2 teacher utilized when teaching counting. Aim: In this paper we share excerpts from one of the lessons of this Grade 2 teacher, which we analyzed to illuminate the various domains of MKfT and their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Grade 2
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Sibanda, Lucy; Graven, Mellony – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2018
Background: The underperformance of South African learners in literacy and numeracy is a source of concern, especially when learners move from Grade 3 to Grade 4. Aim: This article reflects on the reading and comprehension challenges of English language learners (ELLs) in the Grade 4 2013 mathematics Annual National Assessments (ANAs). Setting:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension
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Graven, Mellony; Pausigere, Peter – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2017
This article investigates the participation enablers and learning affordances identified by teachers through participation within an in-service community of practice (CoP) of primary teachers called the Numeracy Inquiry Community of Leader Educators (NICLE) in the Eastern Cape. The article draws on three qualitative sources of data: the annual…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Communities of Practice, Feedback (Response)
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Graven, Mellony – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2015
In this paper, I argue that the establishment of after-school mathematics clubs in early grades holds rich potential for supporting the development of increasingly participatory and sensemaking maths learning dispositions. Within the South African Numeracy Chair project, lead by the author, multiple after-school mathematics clubs have been set up…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Clubs, After School Programs, Grade 3
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Graven, Mellony; Venkat, Hamsa; Westaway, LIse; Tshesane, Herman – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2013
In this paper we examine the extent of the focus on number sense, enabled and accompanied by the development of efficient strategies for mental maths, in the foundation and intermediate phase. We do this through documentary analysis of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) for these phases and the Annual National Assessments…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Curriculum, Educational Assessment
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Graven, Mellony – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2012
It is argued in this paper that there is an absence of literature relating to research on learner mathematical dispositions, particularly with young learners. Drawing on Kilpatrick, Swafford and Findell's (2001) five interrelated strands of mathematical proficiency, which include: conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, strategic competence,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Mathematics