Volume 2: Issue 2 TIMSS SA Newsletter – Mathematics education: how does it all add up?
The South African government has highlighted the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the development of the country. However, the number of learners in Grade 12 passing mathematics with high quality passes is low. This has significant implications for post-school education, the labour market and the development of our society. This month’s newsletter focuses on mathematics in South Africa in an attempt to understand what is happening and what needs to be done to improve teaching and learning.