n Pythagoras - An investigation into the mathematics performance of grade 6 learners in South Africa

Volume 2007, Issue 65
  • ISSN : 1012-2346
  • E-ISSN: 2223-7895


The aim of this article is to investigate mathematics performance of intermediate phase learners. The quality of learners' scholastic achievement in mathematics are analysed based on the empirical evidence obtained from an international survey. The method of inquiry is based on an analysis of existing statistical data concerning present-oriented problems. The effects of particular variables on mathematics learning are explored, such as male and female learners and those from less advantaged social backgrounds. Overall performance and competence levels are analysed. Although there are no outstanding contributing factors that influence mathematics achievement of grade 6 learners in South Africa conclusions are drawn that may influence school system organisation and also the quality of mathematics teaching.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error