Department of Mathematics Education

Prof ZMM Jojo

College of Education
School of Teacher Education
Department: Mathematics Education
Associate Professor
Tel: 012 429 4359
E-mail: jojozmm@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • PhD (Mathematics Education (UKZN, 2012)

Fields of academic interests

Research interest:

  • Teaching and learning of geometric concepts
  • Conceptual understanding of Calculus Concepts
  • Instructional design in mathematics teaching
  • Ethno mathematics and indigenous knowledge

 

Field of Specialisation

  • Mathematics Education
  • Research in Mathematics Education
  • Material Development for Mathematics Education

Books

Publications:

  • 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.

Journal articles

Book chapters:

  • Zingiswa M.M. Jojo. (2017). Mathematics Continuous Professional Development and its relevance to the New Era in South Africa. In Amzat, I.H. & Valdez, N.P. (Eds.), Teacher Empowerment Toward Professional Development and Practices: Perspectives Across, Border,103-120, Springer Publishers, New York. ISBN 978-981-10-4150-1
  • Zingiswa Jojo. (2017) Preparation of Mathematics Teachers: Pedagogical issues. In Mathipa E.R., Netshitangani, T., Matlabe, S.M. (Eds.), Reflections on Professionalism, Pedagogy and the Theoretical underpinnings of Teaching Practice Revisited, 155-168, Nova Publishers, New York. ISBN: 978-1-53610-716-6.

Journal articles:

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Jojo, Z.M.M., Maharaj, A. & Brijlall D. (2013). Schema development for the chain rule: A South African Case Study. South African Journal of Higher Education, 27(3), p 645-661. (ISSN 1011-3487)
  • Jojo, Z.M.M. (2013). Mathematics begins with direct human experience. An APOS approach to conceptual understanding of a mathematical concept. ISTE, 602-615 October 2013,Mopani –Kruger National Park,  602-615 (ISBN:978-1-86888-742-2)
  • Jojo, Z.M.M. (2014). Technology Education integrated for conceptual understanding of geometrical concepts. 22nd Annual Conference of the SAARMSTE. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. p53-54 (ISBN: 978-0-9869800-8-4)
  • Jojo, Z.M.M. (2015). Representation of the equal relationship in the development of mathematical thinking: A case of grade one’s. Proceedings of 23rd Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. Instituto de Forma ÇÃO Das TDM, Maputo, Mozambique, 13th -16th January 2015, p 230-239 (ISBN: 978-0-9922269-0-9)
  •  Jojo ZMM (2015). Using instructional design to enrich mental constructs of a mathematical concept. Proceeding of the 21st AMESA Annual conference: University of Limpopo, Polokwane, 29 June – 3 July, p 269-282. (ISBN: 978-0-620-66616-9) 
  • Jojo ZMM (2015). Learners’ interpretation of geometric concepts in the intermediate phase: The case of Limpopo Province. ISTE, 25-30 October 2015,Mopani –Kruger National Park,  (ISBN:978-1-86888-833-7)
  • Zingiswa Mybert Monica Jojo. (2015). Comparative Study on Structural Organization of Mathematics Continuous Professional Development (MCPD) in Selected Developing and Developed Countries. International  Journal of  Educational Sciences, Vol. 8 No1-ii: p229-240 (ISSN 0975 1122) 
  • Jojo, Z.M.M. (2015). The use of indigenous materials in the teaching and learning of Geometry. Journal of communications. Vol. 6, No1, p48-56 (ISSN 0976 691X).
  • Kaino, L. M., Dhlamini, J. J., Phoshoko, M. M., Jojo, Z. M. M., Paulsen, R., & Ngoepe, M. G. (2015). Trends in Mathematics Professional Development Programmes in Post-Apartheid South Africa. International Journal of Educational Sciences, 8(1-ii), 155-163. 240 (ISSN 0975 1122)
  • Zingiswa MM Jojo; Joseph J Dhlamini; MM Phoshoko and MG Ngoepe, (2014). Mathematical proficiency of grade 6 teachers: A case of Gauteng Tshwane East. 20th AMESA Annual Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1, No 7, 7th -11th July 2014, Kimberley, South Africa p.105-117  (ISBN:978-0-620-61477-1)

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • An Associate professor-Department of Mathematics Education-UNISA
  • Awarded the ‘Women in Research Grant’ in 2016-2018

Projects

  • Meaningful Teaching and learning of mathematical concepts: Focus on grade 8 geometry in the Mt Ayliff district (Leader)
  • Improvement of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and proficiency in mathematics teaching & learning: An Intervention project for mathematics teachers

Other

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