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Correspondence between mathematics and mathematical literacy scores: an analysis from 2010 to 2018

Grace Bridgman ()
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Grace Bridgman: Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University

No 03/2020, Working Papers from Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper estimates correspondence curves between mathematics and mathematical literacy scores for South African Matric Students from 2010 to 2018. The analysis is an extension of previously estimated correspondence scores as in Simkins (2010) and goes on to discuss potential pass rates in mathematics, were students to enroll in the type of mathematics class for which they have a greater aptitude. The paper argues that greater care should be taken in advising students as to which classes they should enroll in, and argues that mathematics Matric pass rates could be improved at no additional cost by better matching students to the correct class.

Keywords: education; mathematics; pass rates; South Africa; correspondence scores (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I24 I25 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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