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Askew, Mike; Venkat, Hamsa; Mathews, Corin; Ramsingh, Valerie; Takane, Thulelah; Roberts, Nicky – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Given the context of low attainment in primary mathematics in South Africa, improving learners' understanding of multiplicative reasoning is important as it underpins much of later mathematics. Aim: Within a broader research programme aiming to improve Foundation Phase (Grades 1-3, 7-9-year-olds) learners' mathematical performance, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Mathews, Corin; Mdluli, Manono; Ramsingh, Valerie – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2014
The poor performance of South African learners on national and international benchmark tests in mathematics and literacy has prompted the South African Department of Basic Education (DBE) to devise intervention strategies, one of which is the provision of workbooks for learners. This paper is based on a case study of six grade 3 teachers' use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workbooks, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 3
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Dixon, Kerryn; Excell, Lorayne; Linington, Vivien; Mathews, Corin; Mduli, Manono; Motilal, Geeta – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2012
This paper explores a multidimensional mentorship model implemented between lecturers from the foundation phase at the Wits School of Education and four master's students from the University of Limpopo, as part of the Departments of Education's research initiative to strengthen foundation phase teacher education. Using three critical incidents, we…
Descriptors: Mentors, Social Capital, Teacher Education, Communities of Practice