Designing a Web Based Teaching and Learning Mathematics Course from a Psycho-Socio Perspective for Tertiary Multicultural Mathematics Students
A design of a mathematics course for students in HI using neural theory and socio-cultural constructs in mathematics education. The neural theory describes the individual processes of thinking mathematics. Due to the multicultural society mathematics is considered more in terms of its social nature and foundations. Students culture identity can readily be accomodated. Mathematical knowledge is advanced conceptually and in terms of problems which make learning more flexible.
The web can be accessed in cultural grouped areas where mathematics language issues can be interrogated and communicated to the lecturer. In this situation real life problems are defined and mathematically analysed.
Keywords: Web based, teaching and learning, mathematics, culture, sociology, langauge,communication
Dr Richard Naidoo
Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, DIT