Retired lecturer and researcher in Mathematics Education
Amanda le Roux holds a BSc degree in Mathematics and Physics and a Master’s in Mathematics Education. The research done for M Ed was about developing creativity via mathematics teaching. Other research topics include
- The role of argumentation and articulation in the development of children’s fraction concepts;
- Establishing a constructive classroom culture for problem centred learning of mathematics.
Teaching experience: 8 years as high school teacher of mathematics and physical science, 11 years as lecturer in Mathematics Education at Teachers’ Colleges (3 years as Head of Department) and 13 years as lecturer in Mathematics education at the University of Stellenbosch.
7 years of in-service teacher education for Cape Teaching and Learning Institute and Curro schools which included hands-on support for teachers in classrooms.
Contributed to major textbook series Mathematics at Work and Sasol/Ukuqonda textbooks in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education.
Co-author of Number Sense series for Foundation Phase and main author of Numbers at Work series of workbooks to develop number sense.
Grandmother of 4 pre-school kiddies.