High school learners' mental construction during solving optimisation problems in Calculus: a South African case study

@article{Brijlall2013HighSL,
  title={High school learners' mental construction during solving optimisation problems in Calculus: a South African case study},
  author={D. Brijlall and Zanele Ndlovu},
  journal={South African Journal of Education},
  year={2013},
  volume={33},
  pages={1-18}
}
  • D. Brijlall, Zanele Ndlovu
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology
  • South African Journal of Education
  • This qualitative case study in a rural school in Umgungundlovu District in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, explored Grade 12 learners’ mental constructions of mathematical knowledge during engagement with optimisation problems. Ten Grade 12 learners who do pure Mathemat-ics participated, and data were collected through structured activity sheets and semi-structured interviews. Structured activity sheets with three tasks were given to learners; these tasks were done in groups, and the group leaders… CONTINUE READING
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