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Description and impact of a distance mathematics course for Grade 10 to 12 teachers

Gerrit Stols, Alwyn Olivier, Diane Grayson
Pythagoras | Issue 65 | a89 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/pythagoras.v0i65.89 | © 2007 Gerrit Stols, Alwyn Olivier, Diane Grayson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 October 2007 | Published: 14 October 2007

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Gerrit Stols, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Alwyn Olivier, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Diane Grayson, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

This paper explores the impact of a one-year in-service distance education  mathematics  course that follows a problem-solving approach. The course aims  to develop teachers’ mathematical thinking skills. Results show that  the course improved the teachers’ confidence, problem-solving skills and teaching skills. Results also show that the course on mathematical thinking skills helps to improve teachers’ understanding of mathematics content.

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problem solving;

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