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

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-255

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-52979-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-52980-0
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