Department of Mathematics Education

Prof ZMM Jojo

College of Education
School of Teacher Education
Department: Mathematics Education
Associate Professor
Tel: 012 429 4359


  • PhD UKZN 2012
  • MED (Mathematics Education) UKZN 2006
  • BEd (Honours) University of Transkei) 1996
  • BSc University of Transkei 1986        

Fields of academic interests

Research interest:

  • Mathematical pedagogical and subject matter knowledge
  • Collaborative teaching and learning
  • Gender in teaching and learning mathematics
  • Ethno mathematics and indigenous knowledge
  • Geometrical thinking
  • Problem centred teaching and learning 

Field of Specialisation

  • Learning and Teaching Mathematics



  • Jojo ZMM& Brijlall (2005).  Mathematical concepts embedded in Technology Education.International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) first regional conference, June 2005.
  • Jojo ZMM & Brijlall D. (2006).The development of Geometrical concepts through design activities during a Technology education. African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, Vol.10, Issue 1, March 2006, p37-45).
    Reflective Abstraction and Mathematics Education: The GeneticDecomposition of the Chain Rule.Work in Progress. US-China Educational Review B, Vol. 2 Issue 4, April 2012, p408-414.
  • Jojo Z.M.M.; Brijlall D. &Maharaj A (2011). The reliability of a research instrument used to measure mental constructs. 18th annual meetings of the South African Association of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, UKZN, Durban, South Africa
  • Jojo, Z., Maharaj, A., & Brijlall, D. (2013). From human activity to conceptual understanding of the chain rule. REDIMAT, Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 2(1), 77-999.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards


  • Educator, Head of Department  (Sciences) in the Eastern Cape Department of Education (1987-1993
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Transkei College of Education (1993-1999)
  • Head of Department Sciences in KwaZulu Natal (2000-2006)
  • Lecturer, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Mangosuthu University of Technology (2007-2012)
  • Senior Lecturer, School of Teacher Education, at Unisa (Currently)


Zingiswa Mybert Monica Jojo is a senior lecturer in the department of Mathematics Education in the College of Education. She has served in various capacities in the field of teacher education including training teachers for both STD and CHED qualifications. She has taught several courses at undergraduate levels in the areas of pure mathematics and mathematics education. Her services in the past years in teachingmathematics have been spread in a wide range of levels, both full time and part time. These include Transkei college of education, Mangosuthu University of Technology, University of KwaZulu Natal and the I.O.L. (Institute for Open Learning) in Namibia.   Her main research interests include Mathematics teacher education and teaching and learning of mathematics at all levels. She has conducted research and published papers in these areas. She is a member of the following associations: SAARMSTE, AMESA, HELTASA, ISATT