Aspects that Pose Challenges in the Teaching of Mathematics at Grade 3 Level

Maphetla M Machaba, Moipone E Lenyai


The mathematical problems encountered by Grade 3 children are a burning issue to many countries. Given some factors contributing to poor performance, attention will be focused on those aspects of mathematics that pose challenges to Grade 3 children and their teachers. The outcome of the research will provide Grade 3 teachers with guidelines on teaching children who experience mathematical difficulties. Studies have been conducted on mathematical issues in other countries, but only a few have been conducted in disadvantaged Foundation Phase schools in South Africa. The problem of poor mathematical performance is not experienced in South Africa only, it is a universal problem.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n2p535

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