n Pythagoras - Mathematical Literacy - mathematics and / or literacy : what is being sought?

Volume 2007, Issue 66
  • ISSN : 1012-2346
  • E-ISSN: 2223-7895


Mathematical Literacy was introduced as an alternative option to Mathematics in the Further Education and Training (FET) phase (Grades 10-12, learners generally aged 15-18) in South Africa in January 2006. As a new subject in the FET phase, and with aims that differ somewhat from the notion of mathematical literacy that figured within the Mathematical Literacy / Mathematics / Mathematical Sciences (MLMMS) learning area in the General Education and Training (GET) phase, teachers are faced with implementing a subject which does not have established aims, understandings and practices associated with it.

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