Browsing Masters Degrees (Mathematics and Computer Science Education) by Type "Thesis"
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Cosmological models and the deceleration parameter.
(1992)In this thesis we utilise a form for the Hubble constant first proposed by Berman (1983) to study a variety of cosmological models. In particular we investigate the RobertsonWalker spacetimes, the Bianchi I spacetime, ... 
The design and implementation of a classroombased support programme in trignometry for use by underqualified educators.
(2005)The main purpose of the study was to show the necessity of a classroombased educator inservice support programme. Educators have unique problems being derived from the uniqueness of their school situations. Thus, the ... 
Distances in and between graphs.
(1991)Aspects of the fundamental concept of distance are investigated in this dissertation. Two major topics are discussed; the first considers metrics which give a measure of the extent to which two given graphs are removed from ... 
Dynamics of dissipative gravitational collapse.
(2008)In this study we generate the matching conditions for a spherically symmetric radiating star in the presence of shear. Two new exact solutions to the Einstein held equations are presented which model a relativistic radiating ... 
Economic evaluation of management strategies for cattle ranching in semiarid regions.
(2001)Arid and semiarid regions have increasingly become the subject of much research and debate by scientists. By their very nature, these regions characteristically exhibit extremes which complicate the implementation of ... 
The effects of using visual literacy and visualization in the teaching and learning of mathematics problem solving on grade 6 and grade 7.
(2009)In this study I examine the effects of visualization in the teaching of problem solving in grades 6 and 7 in a school south of Durban in KwaZulu Natal. One of the goals of mathematics instruction according to the Department ... 
Exact solutions for spherical relativistic models.
(2011)In this thesis we study relativistic models of gravitating uids with heat ow and electric charge. Firstly, we derive the model of a charged shearfree spherically symmetric cosmological model with heat ow. The ... 
An examination of the use of pragmatic learnercentred pedagogy (LCP) in the teaching of mathematics in primary schools in NhlanganoSwaziland.
(2016)The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of pragmatic learnercentred pedagogy in the teaching of Mathematics in primary schools in Nhlangano, Swaziland. The aims of the study were to examine the teachers’ ... 
Examining primary school teachers’ understanding of teaching geometry through the problem solving approach in Swaziland.
(2017)In this study, I examined primary teachers’ understanding of teaching geometry through the problem solving approach, using Ball, Thames and Phelps’s (2008) mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) framework as a lens, ... 
Explicit models for spherical static fluids in EinsteinGaussBonnet gravity.
(2016)In this research, we explore modifications to the EinsteinHilbert action by examining exact barotropic distributions in EinsteinGaussBonnet gravity (EGB). We consider exact solutions of interior models in stars in ... 
Exploring preservice mathematics teachers’ knowledge of logarithm in one of the universities in KwazuluNatal.
(2019)The use of logarithm, an important tool for calculus and beyond, has been reduced to symbol manipulation without understanding in most entrylevel college algebra courses. In most secondary school mathematics curriculum, ... 
Exploring preservice teachers' mental constructions of matrix algebra concepts : a South African case study.
At the university where the study was conducted matrix algebra is one of the first advanced mathematics courses that preservice teachers encounter. The transfer of knowledge from a primarily procedural or algorithmic ... 
Exploring preservice teachers' views on the use of technology based teaching methods for teaching geometry.
(2016)Abstract available in PDF file. 
Exploring teachers’ scaffolding practices in the teaching of primary school mathematics at a school in Swaziland.
(2016)The purpose of this study was to explore participants’ scaffolding practices in the teaching of primary mathematics at a school in Swaziland. Scaffolding refers to all the assistance a more knowledgeable other provides to ... 
Exploring the teaching of statistics in grade 10.
(2016)The purpose of the study was to explore the teaching of statistics at Grade 10 level. A convenient sample of seven Grade 10 mathematics teachers participated in the study. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has tried ... 
Exploring the use of the ibox when teaching mathematics in selected KwaZuluNatal secondary schools.
(2016)Globally the use of technology is changing the face of the classroom. However, in South Africa, with the large numbers of schools with poor infrastructure, the technology that can be used in most schools is limited. In a ... 
Geogebra, tool for mediating knowledge in the teaching and learning of transformation of functions in mathematics.
(2011)As a teacher of mathematics, I always taught the topic functions (graphs such as linear, quadratic, hyperbola, exponential, trigonometric functions) in the same way all of my twentythree years in the profession. I often ... 
Global embeddings of pseudoRiemannian spaces.
(2007)Motivated by various higher dimensional theories in highenergyphysics and cosmology, we consider the local and global isometric embeddings of pseudoRiemannian manifolds into manifolds of higher dimensions. We provide ... 
Inhomogeneous solutions to the Einstein equations.
(2007)In this dissertation we consider spherically symmetric gravitational fields that arise in relativistic astrophysics and cosmology. We first present a general review of static spherically symmetric spacetimes. aand highlight ... 
The interplay of dynamical systems analysis and group theory.
(2011)We investigate the relationship between the Dynamical Systems analysis and the Lie Symmetry analysis of ordinary differential equations. We undertake this investigation by looking at a relativistic model of selfgravitating ...