South African Journal of Education
On-line version ISSN 2076-3433
Print version ISSN 0256-0100
MAHARAJ, Aneshkumar. Some insights from research literature for teaching and learning mathematics. S. Afr. j. educ. [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.3, pp.401-414. ISSN 2076-3433.
I report on the findings from research and literature on (a) use of symbols in mathematics, (b) algebraic/trigonometric expressions, (c) solving equations, and (d) functions and calculus. From these, some insights and implications for teaching and learning are derived.
Keywords : calculus; equations; expressions; functions; learning; mathematical symbolism; teaching.