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#### Maths anxiety and communication apprehension as barriers to learning mathematics.

(2011)

As learners progress through the educational system their interest in mathematics
diminishes. Although mathematics is designed to challenge learners, it has produced
a high number of failures. Mathematics is most often ...

#### Mathematical attitudes and achievement strategies of successful mathematics learners.

(2011)

Too often, discussions about Mathematics express feelings of anguish and despair; and, indeed Mathematics results in general in South Africa can be described as dismal. The Department of Education (DoE) reported that in ...

#### 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
twenty-three years in the profession. I often ...

#### An APOS exploration of conceptual understanding of the chain rule in calculus by first year engineering students.

(2011)

The main issue in this study is how students conceptualise mathematical learning in the context of calculus with specific reference to the chain rule. The study focuses on how students use the chain rule in finding derivatives ...

#### 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 self-gravitating ...

#### 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 shear-free spherically symmetric cosmological
model with heat
ow. The ...