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 Dr. Bruce May

Position: Lecturer
Department: School of Science & Mathematics Education
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Qualifications: BSc , HDE, B.Ed (Hons), MSc (cum Laude); PhD (UWC)
Tel: 021-9599545
Fax: 021-9593358
Email: bmay@uwc.ac.za
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Biography

 Areas of specialisation:

• Mathematics education; Practice in mathematics (Influence of practice on retention and proficiency)
• Mathematical reasoning (cognitive architecture and processes involved in mathematical reasoning)
• Mathematical knowledge types (Procedural and Conceptual knowledge; The development of procedural skill and conceptual understanding and the iterative interactions between them)
• Proof and proving in mathematics
• Elementary Logic

Publications

May, B. & Julie, R. (2014). Deepening thinking-like problems: The case of two students. In M. Lebitso & A. Maclean (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Annual Congress of the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa (pp. 130 – 139). Kimberley, South Africa.

May, B. (2015). Proof: Does South African Learners call a sheep a dog because of a lack of adequate knowledge? In S. Maoto, B. Chigonga & K. Masha (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st Annual Congress of the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa (pp386 - 393. Polokwane, South Africa.       ​ ​​

 

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