Investigating the treatment of missing data in an Olympiad-type test – the case of the selection validity in the South African Mathematics Olympiad

Authors: Caroline Long, Johann Engelbrecht, Vanessa Scherman and Tim Dunne The objectives of the South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO) are to generate enthusiasm and interest in mathematics; to enrich the study of mathematics; to promote mathematical problem-solving proficiency; to equip contestants for university level mathematical thinking; and to identify and inform selection of the finest young mathematical minds for international … Read More

Mathematics, curriculum and assessment: The role of taxonomies in the quest for coherence

Authors: Caroline Long, Tim Dunne and Hendrik de Kock Bloom’s taxonomy is one of the taxonomies most frequently used for assessment, curriculum design and defining goals for instructional activities. However, it does not provide adequate feedback to teachers on how to improve or direct instructional activities; and neither does it fully relate to the assessment terms in the mathematics curriculum. … Read More

Implementing the Singapore Mathematics Curriculum in South Africa: Experiences of Foundation Phase Teachers

Authors: Charmon Naroth and Kakoma Luneta Due to the low-level and inadequate mathematics knowledge and skills of learners, attention has been drawn to mathematical literacy and numeracy competencies. Many schools are adopting the Singapore Mathematics Curriculum (SMC) to compensate and enrich Mathematics lessons. This study focused on the challenges, recommendations and personal experiences that teachers have had with the Singapore … Read More