Mathematics for Primary School Teachers has been digitally published by Saide, with the Wits School of Education. It is a revised version of a course originally written for the Bureau for In-service Teacher Development (Bited) at the then Johannesburg College of Education (now Wits School of Education).
The course is for primary school teachers (Foundation and Intermediate Phase) and consists of six content units on the topics of geometry, numeration, operations, fractions, statistics and measurement. Though they do not cover the entire curriculum, the six units cover content from all five mathematics content areas represented in the curriculum.
In the first section of this unit we will look at the conceptual groundwork needed for the topic of measurement. In the second part of the unit we will investigate some of the conservation tests for measurement concepts. These give us a way to establish whether or not a learner has understood a certain measurement concept.
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