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Investigating the strength of alignment between Senior Phase mathematics content standards and workbook activities on number patterns

Pythagoras


 
 
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Title Investigating the strength of alignment between Senior Phase mathematics content standards and workbook activities on number patterns
 
Creator Qhibi, Agnes D. Dhlamini, Zwelithini B. Chuene, Kabelo
 
Subject Education; Mathematics Education alignment index; cognitive levels; content standards; scale of agreement; number patterns
Description Improving the strength of alignment between educational components is essential for quality assurance and to achieve learning goals. The purpose of the study was to investigate the strength of alignment between Senior Phase mathematics content standards and workbook activities on numeric and geometric patterns. The study contributes to strengthening the intended curriculum and the workbook activities, since workbooks are widely used in South African public schools. The study employed the concurrent triangulation research design. The theoretical framework comprised Webb’s alignment model and the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum. The Senior Phase mathematics content standards and Department of Basic Education workbooks were selected for content analysis. The findings showed that the alignment between Senior Phase mathematics content standards and workbook activities on numeric and geometric patterns was significantly acceptable with misaligned content and representations that require urgent attention. We recommend reconfiguration of both the workbook activities on numeric and geometric patterns and Senior Phase mathematics content standards to align content, cognitive levels, representations and assessment. Further studies on teaching and learning that are aided by the workbook activities should be mandated.
 
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
 
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Date 2020-12-17
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Mixed Methods
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/pythagoras.v41i1.569
 
Source Pythagoras; Vol 41, No 1 (2020); 16 pages 2223-7895 1012-2346
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://pythagoras.org.za/index.php/pythagoras/article/view/569/847 https://pythagoras.org.za/index.php/pythagoras/article/view/569/846 https://pythagoras.org.za/index.php/pythagoras/article/view/569/848 https://pythagoras.org.za/index.php/pythagoras/article/view/569/845
 
Coverage Africa — —
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Agnes D. Qhibi, Zwelithini B. Dhlamini, Kabelo Chuene https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0