Concept Map as an Assessment Tool in Secondary School Mathematics: An Analysis of Teachers’ Perspectives.
Paul Mutodi 1, Benard Chigonga 1 *
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1 University of Limpopo
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Abstract

Background:
This paper reports on teachers’ views on concept mapping: its applicability; reliability; advantages and; difficulties.

Material and methods:
A close-ended questionnaire was administered to 50 purposefully selected secondary school mathematics teachers from Sekhukhune District, Limpopo, South Africa.

Results:
The findings indicate that mathematics teachers generally perceive that concept map: is useful; effective; is a practical tool for teaching mathematical concepts; represents and organises knowledge; helps retention and recall of concepts learnt and; provides feedback on the understanding of the concepts learnt.

Conclusions:
An important implication of this study is that there is a need for teachers to incorporate the concept mapping in the formative assessment process.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2016.2301a

EURASIA J Math Sci and Tech Ed, 2016 - Volume 12 Issue 10, pp. 2685-2696

Publication date: 25 Jul 2016

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