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Umugiraneza, Odette; Bansilal, Sarah; North, Delia – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Teaching approaches and assessment practices are key factors that contribute to the improvement of learner outcomes. The study on which this article is based, explored the methods used by KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) teachers in teaching and assessing mathematics and statistics. An instrument containing closed and open-ended questions was distributed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Statistics
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Bansilal, Sarah; Webb, Lyn; James, Angela – South African Journal of Education, 2015
With the advent of the Minimum Requirements for Teacher Education Qualifications policy (MRTEQ), higher education institutions (HEIs) are rethinking curricula for teacher training in order to enable entree for in-service teachers to reskill, retrain and have access to higher qualifications. In the field of mathematical literacy (ML), most teacher…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Numeracy, Teacher Education Programs, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Bansilal, Sarah – South African Journal of Education, 2015
Rapid global technological developments have affected all facets of life, including the teaching and learning of mathematics. This qualitative study was designed to identify the ways in which technology was used and to explore the nature of this use by a group of 52 mathematics student teachers. The participants were pre-service Mathematics…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Mathematics Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Semi Structured Interviews
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Bansilal, Sarah; Naidoo, Jayaluxmi – South African Journal of Education, 2012
This article reports on a qualitative, interpretivist study that focused on the use of visualisation and analytic strategies by Grade 12 learners when working with problems based on transformation geometry. The research was conducted with 40 learners from a Grade 12 class at one high school in the north Durban area of Kwazulu-Natal. Participants…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Geometry, Grade 12, Foreign Countries
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Bansilal, Sarah; James, Angela; Naidoo, Magiembal – South African Journal of Education, 2010
International and national mathematics studies have revealed the poor mathematics skills of South African learners. An essential tool that can be used to improve learners' mathematical skills is for educators to use effective feedback. Our purpose in this study was to elicit learners' understanding and expectations of teacher assessment feedback.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Student Evaluation