Department of Mathematics Education

Mr G Mphuthi

College of Education
School of Teacher Education
Department: Mathematics Education
Tel: 012 429 4800


  • BSc (Hons) Applied Mathematics – Wits University
  • BSc Computational and Applied Mathematics – Wits University
  • Secondary Teachers’ Diploma (STD) Majors Mathematics and Technical Drawing – East Rand College of Education
  • Project Management Diploma – Damelin 

Fields of academic interests

Research interest:

  • Learning and Teaching Mathematics with Understanding
  • Students’ development of algebra and calculus concepts in high school
  • learners’ utilization of equivalent algebraic expressions effectively
  • Teachers’ Mathematical Meanings for teaching school mathematics
  • Professional development of mathematics teachers 

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Membership of academic and professional associations:



  • Teacher devevlopment in mathematics,
  • Teaching mathematics at post-matric level (bridging year) and project management.
  • NGO’s worked for includes:
    • Ukuqonda Institute for the learning of Mathematics and Science,
    • Research and Development in Mathematics Science and Technology Education (RAADMASTE),
    • Mathematics Centre for Professional Teachers (MCPT),
    • Cooperative Organisation for the Upgrading of Numeracy and Teaching (COUNT),
    • Oukasie Development Trust (ODT).


Peer reviewed workshop conducted:

  • Mphuthi, G.T. (2015). Euclidean geometry workshop: Abstraction of constructions. Proceedings of the 21st Annual National Congress of the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa, Volume 2, 29th June to 3 July 2015, Polokwane