An investigation of learners' home language as a support for learning

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dc.contributor.author Langa, Mampho
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-28T11:14:42Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-28T11:14:42Z
dc.date.issued 2007-02-28T11:14:42Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/2149
dc.description Student Number : 0215974F - MSc Dissertation - School of Mathematics Education - Faculty of Science en
dc.description.abstract The report presents an investigation on how learners’ home language can be used as a support for learning mathematics. This qualitative case study was conducted in Phelindaba Primary School wherein learners use English as the language of learning and teaching which is not their home language. This school worked in collaboration with the Home Language Project to facilitate the learning of mathematics using the learners’ home language as a resource. The study revealed that when learners use their home languages they interact better with their peers, the teachers and their tasks. Learners used home languages to achieve conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, adaptive reasoning and strategic competence, which would in turn develop their productive disposition en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject learners en
dc.subject home language en
dc.subject learning mathematics en
dc.subject Phelindaba Primary School en
dc.subject English en
dc.subject Home Language Project en
dc.title An investigation of learners' home language as a support for learning en
dc.type Thesis en


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