The teaching of mathematics to intermediate phase learners, in Itsoseng Circuit
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This study investigated the teaching of mathematics in the Intermediate phase, in Itsoseng circuit. The study adopted a survey as its research design. Data was drawn from a sample size of 14 mathematics educators from 5 primary schools, which were selected from 9 Itsoseng primary schools. , Questionnaires, interviews and observation were used to elicit data on classroom practices during the teaching and learning of mathematics. Lesson observation was used to triangulate the information collected through questionnaire and interviews. The investigation indicated that Itsoseng primary mathematics educators are still using traditional methods used in the apartheid education system to teach mathematics. The conclusion drawn from the study is that there is a need for professional development of educators to broaden their knowledge on the teaching strategies that col:'ld be used to teach mathematics in the Outcomes Based Education (OBE) context.
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