Department of Mathematics Education

Mr S Makgakga

College of Education
School of Teacher Education
Department: Mathematics Education
Tel: 012 352 4268
Fax: 086 260 3100


MEd (Mathematics Education), University of Johannesburg

Fields of academic interests

Research Interests

  • Errors and misconceptions in mathematics
  • Teachers’ teaching instructional approaches in mathematics
  • Issues in teaching and learning of Euclidean GeometryMathematics teacher professional development
  • Mathematics teacher content and pedagogical knowledge
  • Issues of language in teaching and learning of mathematics


Community Engagement and Research Projects

  • 500 schools project
  • Mathematics Teacher Professional Development Project
  • Mathematics Teachers’ Improvement Project
  • First-Math International Project
  • Masters and Doctoral Research Forum


Key Issues and responsibilities

  • Preparing lecture materials
  • Seminars and tutorials
  • Marking students assignments and providing feedback
  • Take feedback from students to improve teaching methodologies and content
  • Changing and adapting course materials following research
  • Providing guidance and advice to students in terms of their modules and careers.


  • Setting question papers for undergraduate students and also co-examining other examination papers for B Ed (Hons) students.
  • Marking examination scripts of my modules