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2012 Language: a cultural capital for conceptualizing mathematics knowledge

Mathematics education in South Africa is in crisis. Students continue to perform at a lower level compared to other nations including those ...

2012 Can we afford to wait any longer?: pre-school children are ready to learn mathematics

South African students' poor mathematics performance on national and international tests can be attributed to the gap the children begin sch...

2012 My culture my learning capital my tool for thought: black students learning processes

Being a black student comes with a history of alienation. Where your home language and culture has no place in your learning. Black studen...

2012 Early childhood (0-4 yrs) practitioners' views on how children learn mathematics

This paper highlights the varied understandings of practitioners of young children on how young children learn mathematics. Therefore argue...