Browsing Masters Degrees (Mathematics and Computer Science Education) by Title
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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 ... 
An exploration of the integration of technology by mathematics teachers: the case of 10 schools in KwaZuluNatal under Umlazi District.
(2020)This interpretive qualitative study sought to explore the integration of technology by mathematics teachers in Umlazi district of KwaZuluNatal province. A purposive nonprobability sample of ten teachers from ten different ... 
Exploring Grade 11 mathematics learners learning of trigonometric identities: a case study of one school in KwaZuluNatal.
(2019)The purpose of this study was to explore the learning of trigonometric identities in grade 11 mathematics. The study sought to discover and understand the learning of trigonometric identities by grade 11 mathematics learners. ... 
Exploring Grade 9 Mathematics teachers’ usage of the curriculum planner and tracker in secondary schools in the ILembe and Pinetown districts.
(2017)This study attempted to determine the extent to which Grade 9 mathematics teachers, from a sample of six schools, have utilised the Jika iMfundo Curriculum Planner and Tracker (CPT), formulated by the Programme to Improve ... 
Exploring learners’ understanding of mathematical concepts necessary in the learning of grade 11 algebraic functions: the case of three schools in uMgungundlovu District.
(2019)The purpose of this study was to explore learners’ understanding of mathematical concepts in the learning of grade 11 algebraic functions in uMgungundlovu district, KwaZuluNatal. In order to gain insights into learners’ ... 
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 factors influencing Grade 11 learner performance in Geometry in two high schools in the Umlazi District.
(2019)Performance of learners in geometry has persistently been poor compared to other sections of mathematics. Learning geometry has been identified as an area of mathematics that poses various problems ... 
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 ...