### Assessment for Learning: Using Learners' Test Data for Professional Development in the Foundation Phase

The purpose of this course is to help you as a mathematics teacher to use information (data) from the assessment of learners’ work to improve teaching and learning in your classroom. The five units show you how to become more aware of the errors your learners make, how to understand these errors and the misconceptions that may have caused them, as well as how to plan lessons and assessment...

### University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project. Core Learning Areas Course: Mathematics. Umthamo 5 Developing and Using Number Concepts

In this umthamo we ask:"How do learners think about number?' We explore learners' thinking. And begin to start the process of thinking more carefully about how young children develop their mathematical ideas, skills, and attitudes.

### University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project. Core Learning Areas Course: Mathematical Literacy, Mathematics and Mathematical Science. Umthamo 6: Dealing with Data: Using Data to Interact with our Social and Natural Environment

This mthamo deals with ideas of how to teach data better. It introduces you to some ideas and approaches for a new area of the primary mathematics curriculum called data handling. Some of the questions that will be explored are: * What is data? Where do we find data? Why is data handling important. There will be activities that include: * Using a model, or process of stages as a basis for...

### University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project. Core Learning Areas Course: Mathematical Literacy, Mathematics and Mathematical Science. Umthamo 5: Shaping Teaching to Make Space for Learning

The main focus here is on reshaping our own ways of teaching, in order to allow learners to have space to explore and investigate mathematics. This is more likely to change our learners' attitudes towards mathematics. If maths is fun and exciting their attitude to mathematics is more likely to be positive.

### University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project. Core Learning Areas Course: Mathematical Literacy, Mathematics and Mathematical Science. Umthamo 4: Developing Mathematical Thinking Using Patterns

This mthamo highlights the value of patterns to develop mathematical thinking. Patterns permeate our lives, and it is useful to explore them with our learners as we study mathematics together.

### University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project. Core Learning Areas Course: Mathematical Literacy, Mathematics and Mathematical Science. Umthamo 3: Maths - Language

This umthamo takes the teachers through a process of engaging with their learners on the language of mathematics. Once the umthamo is completed you will have: * experienced for yourself what it is like to think and talk about an aspect of Maths, and you will have a sense of the importance of creating opportunities for Maths talk in the classroom * read several transcripts of teachers...

### University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project. Core Learning Areas Course: Mathematical Literacy, Mathematics and Mathematical Science. Umthamo 2: Problem Solving and Investigating

The main focus of this umthamo is to explore alternative ways to teach and facilitate the learning of mathematics in primary classrooms.

### University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project. Core Learning Areas Course: Mathematical Literacy, Mathematics and Mathematical Science. Umthamo 1: Developing and using Number Concepts

In this umthamo we explore learners' thinking about number. We have put together samples of research about how young children develop their mathematical concepts. Our aim is to enable you to have: * a clearer understanding of basic number concepts * an appreciation of how young children begin to make sense of numbers at home and in school * a sense of how young children develop number...

### Primary Teacher's Diploma by Distance Learning (PTDDL), Module three: Numeracy

Educating Our Future, the National Education Policy document, states, “A fundamental aim of the curriculum for lower and middle basic classes is to enable pupils to read and write clearly, correctly and confidently in a Zambian language and in English, and to acquire basic numeracy and problem-solving skills.” What do we mean when we say a person is numerate? This module explores the...

### Assessing Algebra in the Senior Phase: A Practical Guide

This booklet was first developed in 2004, shortly after the introduction of the Revised National Curriculum Statement in South Africa. The intention of the booklet was to help teachers of senior phase (junior secondary) to integrate assessment into their teaching and learning.