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dc.contributor.authorFroneman, Sonica
dc.contributor.authorPlotz, Mariana
dc.contributor.authorBenadé, Trudie
dc.contributor.authorVorster, Hannatjie
dc.identifier.citationFroneman, S. et al. 2015. A comparison of the mathematical knowledge and skills of first-year student cohorts from a transmission and an outcomes-based curriculum. African journal of research in mathematics, science and technology education, 19(1):45-56. []en_US
dc.identifier.issn1811-7295 (Online)
dc.description.abstractThe traditional transmission-based school curriculum in South Africa has been replaced by an outcomes-based school curriculum since 1998. In this article we report on a comparative study on the mathematical knowledge and skills of two cohorts of first-year students: the last cohort to be exposed to a transmission curriculum in Grades 10–12 and the first cohort to complete their entire school career according to an outcomes-based curriculum. The performances of the two cohorts were analysed in terms of procedural, proceptual and conceptual knowledge constructs, as well as topic areas of school mathematics. A t-test statistical analysis of the results of a mathematics diagnostic test was used in the analysis. A statistically significant difference with a small effect size was etablished for procedural knowledge, indicating that the outcomes-based education cohort has poorer algebraic skills. Statistically significant differences with a small to medium effect were obtained in the question-by-question comparison of topic areas, indicating a possible improvement in the conceptual knowledge of students of the outcomes-based education cohorten_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.subjectMathematical knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectfirst-year mathematics studentsen_US
dc.subjectconceptual knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectprocedural knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectoutcomes-based curriculumen_US
dc.subjectproceptual knowledgeen_US
dc.titleA comparison of the mathematical knowledge and skills of first-year student cohorts from a transmission and an outcomes-based curriculumen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10192298 - Froneman, Sonica
dc.contributor.researchID10218947 - Plotz, Mariana
dc.contributor.researchID12619345 - Benadé, Catharina Gertruida
dc.contributor.researchID10177698 - Vorster, Johanna Alida

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