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Description and impact of a distance mathematics course for grade 10 to 12 teachers
Stols, Gerrit ; Olivier, Alwyn ; Grayson, Diane (2007-06)
The original publication is available at http://www.pythagoras.org.za
CITATION: Stols, G., Olivier, A. & Grayson, D. 2007. Description and impact of a distance mathematics course for grade 10 to 12 teachers. Pythagoras, 65: 32-38, doi: 10.4102/pythagoras.v0i65.89.
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.