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On the use of spreadsheet algebra programmes in the professional development of teachers from selected township high schools

dc.contributor.authorGierdien, Faaizen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-23T13:33:29Z
dc.date.available2016-06-23T13:33:29Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationGierdien, F. 2014. On the use of spreadsheet algebra programmes in the professional development of teachers from selected township high schools. African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 18(1): 87-99, doi: 1080/10288457.2014.884352
dc.identifier.issn1811-7295 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1028-8457 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi: 1080/10288457.2014.884352
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/99051
dc.descriptionCITATION: Gierdien, F. 2014. On the use of spreadsheet algebra programmes in the professional development of teachers from selected township high schools. African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 18(1): 87-99, doi: 1080/10288457.2014.884352.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.tandfonline.com
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on the initial stages of a small-scale project involving the use of ‘spreadsheet algebra programmes’ (SAPs) in the professional development of eight teachers from three township high schools. In terms of the education context, the paper draws on social practice theory. It then details what is meant by spreadsheet algebra. An analysis of teacher conversations and artefacts generated during an in-service workshop is conducted which takes into account the education context and two practices – the teachers’ pencil-paper algebra and the mathematics teacher educator’s spreadsheet algebra. Implications for professional development are considered, especially the teachers’ strategies with respect to the ‘top down’ imposition of the curriculum in terms of patterns and functions.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10288457.2014.884352
dc.format.extent17 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.subjectTeachers, Training ofen_ZA
dc.subjectMathematics teachers -- Career developmenten_ZA
dc.subjectSpreadsheet algebraen_ZA
dc.subjectFunction concepten_ZA
dc.subjectLinear inequalitiesen_ZA
dc.titleOn the use of spreadsheet algebra programmes in the professional development of teachers from selected township high schoolsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPost print
dc.rights.holderTaylor & Francis


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