Journal article

Socio-Cultural Factors: A Missing Variable in Mathematics Pedagogy in Ghana

W Seah, EK Davis

Ghana Journal of Education: Issues and Practices | College of Education Studies, University of Cape Coast | Published : 2016


This study draws on theories relating to the local aspects of mathematical knowledge and to mathematics pedagogy to explore how the teaching and learning activities carried out in mathematics classrooms in Ghana deal with these aspects. It focussed on the teaching of measurement of money at the primary school level. The primary school level was considered in this study because it is during this period of time that pupils develop the foundation for learning mathematics at higher grade levels. The current Ghanaian primary school mathematics curriculum, three of the popular primary school mathematics textbooks, and lessons from two experienced primary school teachers constituted the main source..

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