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This unit gives a historical background to mathematics education in South Africa, to outcomes-based education and to the national curriculum statement for mathematics. The traditional approach to teaching mathematics is then contrasted with an approach to teaching mathematics that focuses on ‘doing’ mathematics, and mathematics as a science of pattern and order, in which learners actively explore mathematical ideas in a conducive classroom environment.

Creators: 
Welch, Tessa
Sapire, Ingrid
Year: 
2008
Type: 
Courseware
Section: 
OER courseware
Publisher/Source: 
SAIDE