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Introducing new content into a school mathematics curriculum: The case of cryptology
Some Developments in Research in Science and Mathematics in Sub-Saharan Africa: Access, Relevance, Learning, Curriculum Research (2008)
  • Kalvin Whittles, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Ole-Einar Torkildsen
  • Cyril Julie, University of the Western Cape
  • Trygve Breiteig
Abstract

Developing learning resources forms an important part of a school mathematics curriculum implementation. This chapter argues for a change in the way we do analysis for developing learning resources. An argument is forwarded for an undertstanding of the main concepts within the topic as well as a historical and didactical analysis thereof in order to make statements with respect to the teaching and learning of the topic. For this analysis, the topic of cryptology is used as an example. The chapter concludes with recommendations to curriculum designers to revisit the accepted practice to adept already historicalle en didactically analysed materials, and warns of the currently used methods.

Publication Date
2008
Editor
Lorna Holtman, Cyril Julie, Oyvind Mikalsen, David Mtetwa and Mechach Ogunniyi
Publisher
African Minds
ISBN
978-1-920299-293
Citation Information
Kalvin Whittles, Ole-Einar Torkildsen, Cyril Julie and Trygve Breiteig. "Introducing new content into a school mathematics curriculum: The case of cryptology" Somerset West, South AfricaSome Developments in Research in Science and Mathematics in Sub-Saharan Africa: Access, Relevance, Learning, Curriculum Research (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kalvin_whittles/1/