An exploration of mathematics learner transition from primary school to secondary school.
This research study explores six primary school learners’ transition to secondary school and the influences that this may or may not have had on their mathematical performances. The study was carried out over a seven month period, that being the latter part of their final primary school year until the end of the first term of high school (October 2010 to April 2011). Various data collection methods were employed to retrieve information and much literature was used to inform this study. In the chapters to follow there are detailed descriptions of various stakeholders in the transition process as well as the factors that affect mathematics learning. The analysis of data reflects the findings of this study and discusses some of the implications regarding mathematics teaching and learning that should considered during the transitional period from primary school to secondary school.