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Improving Primary Mathematics Education, Teaching and Learning

Research for Development in Resource-Constrained Contexts

  • Mellony Graven
  • Hamsa Venkat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Interventions for Quality and Equity in Primary Education

  3. Assessing Numeracy Progression in Resource Constrained Contexts

  4. Understanding Language Issues in Primary Mathematics Teaching, Learning and Assessment

  5. Supporting Change in Primary Mathematics Teaching

About this book


This book focuses on how to improve the teaching and learning of primary level mathematics education within resource-constrained contexts. It builds on two large numeracy projects within South Africa which speak to broader, global concerns and highlight how research and development not only enables one to meet ethical imperatives but also explore how further interventions can be developed. Teacher and research communities must work together to create mutually beneficial relationships and establish a cohesive understanding of the requirements of primary mathematics education.


Literacy Numeracy Early years learning Students Teachers Poverty South Africa development education learning mathematics numeracy research teaching

Editors and affiliations

  • Mellony Graven
    • 1
  • Hamsa Venkat
    • 2
  1. 1.Education DepartmentRhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa
  2. 2.School of EducationWits UniversityJohannesburgSouth Africa

About the editors

Mellony Graven is the South African Chair of Numeracy Education at Rhodes University, South Africa. Her work as Chair involves the creation of a hub of mathematical activity, passion and innovation that blends teacher and learner numeracy development with research focused on searching for sustainable ways forward to the challenges of mathematics education.

Hamsa Venkat is SA Numeracy Chair at Wits University, South Africa, where she is leading a 5-year research and development project in primary mathematics. Her work focuses in the areas of Mathematical Literacy and Primary Mathematics teaching and learning.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Improving Primary Mathematics Education, Teaching and Learning
  • Book Subtitle Research for Development in Resource-Constrained Contexts
  • Editors Mellony Graven
    Hamsa Venkat
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Excellence and Equity in Global Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Excellence and Equity in Global Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-52979-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-70825-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-52980-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXIV, 255
  • Number of Illustrations 28 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mathematics Education
    Curriculum Studies
    Learning & Instruction
    Teaching and Teacher Education
    Early Childhood Education
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