Challenges of and opportunities for reform in numeracy and early algebra education


As part of a three-day NSTF Discussion Forum on STEM education at school level, a two-day reflective symposium on the Challenges of and opportunities for reform in numeracy and early algebra education was held in Johannesburg on 7 and 8 August 2018. The purpose of the symposium was to develop advocacies about reform that may support teachers and curriculum practitioners in their efforts to provide best for learners.


For the purpose of the symposium, reform was framed as a shift towards goals and classroom practices such as those advocated in the theories of Realistic Mathematics Education(Holland), Didactical situations(France) Problem-centred learning(USA and South Africa) and Cognitively-guided instruction(USA)

These and related theories

Plenary speakers and their presentations:

Piet Human, Ukuqonda Institute

Paul Cobb is Research professor at University of Vanderbilt USA 

Koeno Gravemeijer is Emeritus professor at University of Eindhoven, Netherlands. 

Hamsa Venkatakrishnan is SA Numeracy Chair at University of the Witwatersrand

Alwyn Olivier is Editor-in-chief of Pythagoras, past President of Amesa

Satsope Maoto is Acting Executive Dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Limpopo


The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) The Ukuqonda Institute

The NSTF, in partnership with The Ukuqonda Institute hosted a three-day NSTF Discussion Forum on STEM education at school level.


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0 #14 Mike Askew 2018-07-30 13:04
Sounds like an engaging and interesting event. Count me in.
0 #13 Zingiswa Jojo 2018-07-25 11:00
I won't miss this, am definitely looking forward to it
0 #12 Caroline Long 2018-07-20 10:03
So important. Thank you for initiating this symposium.
+1 #11 Lynn Bowie 2018-06-28 06:35
Looking forward to this
+1 #10 Linda Bosman 2018-06-26 15:51
Count me in
+1 #9 Piera Biccard 2018-06-22 12:52
This is going to be good!
+1 #8 C.E. Lampen 2018-06-20 11:30
I will endeavour to submit a presentation on observations from my first year and final year mathematics courses.
+1 #7 Ingrid Mostert 2018-06-19 11:17
Also looking forward to this!
+1 #6 Sophy Kodisang 2018-06-16 20:01
We are definitely looking forward to this. Cheers!!
+1 #5 Cally Kuhne 2018-06-16 10:20
Thank you, I look forward to this event.

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