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Jerry Maseko currently works at the Department of Childhood Education, University of Johannesburg. Jerry does research in Mathematics Education, Primary Education and Secondary Education. His current project is 'Student Teachers' experience of fractions-decimals-percentages.' His next project of interest is 'Student Teachers' experience of ICT integration.'
February 2002 - May 2015
University of Johannesburg
The rational number knowledge of student teachers, in particular the equivalence of fractions, decimals, and percentages, and their comparison and ordering, is the focus of this article. An instrument comprising multiple choice, short answer and constructed response formats was designed to test conceptual and procedural understanding. Application o...
This paper chronicles how learners’ algebraic reasoning can be promoted through the use of geometric pattern tasks in an action learning environment. Geometric patterns as the object of learning and application of algebraic reasoning pose a demanding encounter to most of the learners in grade 8. This qualitative case study used classroom observatio...
Concerned with the mathematics that student teachers learn in initial teacher education degree, this paper reports on a small cross-sectional study where two cohorts of student teachers – in first year (n=180) and fourth year (n=147) in 2017 - at a South African university wrote the same mathematics test. The test was intended to assess student tea...
This paper reports on the notion of retained knowledge of utilizing equivalence when comparing fractions-decimals-percentage (FDP). It is acknowledged that learning and teaching of fractions is an area of mathematics that both learners and teachers find particularly challenging and researchers proclaim that difficulties learners have with fractions...
This paper reported on the capacity of the first year students in the Foundation Phase programme to work with fractions. These students have completed their school career and most have graduated from the new dispensation of choosing between mathematics and mathematics literacy as part of the curriculum. All the students (117) admitted into the Foun...
This paper is an introductory report on an ongoing study on graduate teachers of an educational Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) course. This study would like to know and document how these postgraduate teacher students have experienced the course and how it benefited and influenced their lives and careers. These teachers have take...