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South African Journal of Education

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Abstract

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 0256-0100.

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.

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