Language: a cultural capital for conceptualizing mathematics knowledge

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dc.description.abstract Mathematics education in South Africa is in crisis. Students continue to perform at a lower level compared to other nations including those with low GPD compared to them. Two factors have been highlighted in research that impedes mathematics learning: teacher content knowledge and irrelevant teaching strategies. This study contributes to this literature by investigating five African (from a former White school) fifth grade students' learning of length measurement with the aim of eliciting the students' thinking levels by using a length learning trajectory. Clinical interviews and teaching experiments were employed for a comprehensive description of these students' processes. The findings reveal that students' mother tongue is a psychological tool that enriches their mathematics learning process, learning trajectory assisted in analysing students developmental processes with language and poor number development impeded abstraction in learning of length measurement concepts. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject CONFIDENCE LEVEL en
dc.subject EDUCATION en
dc.title Language: a cultural capital for conceptualizing mathematics knowledge en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 7(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2012/13 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education en
dc.ArchiveNumber 7380 en
dc.PageNumber 62-79 en
dc.outputnumber 6032 en
dc.bibliographictitle Feza-Piyose, N. (2012) Language: a cultural capital for conceptualizing mathematics knowledge. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education. 7(2):62-79. en
dc.publicationyear 2012 en
dc.contributor.author1 Feza-Piyose, N. en

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