Linking Mathematical Literacy to ICT: A Good Mix for Community Development in South Africa

Tshele Moloi (University of the Free State, South Africa)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 210
EISBN13: 9781466602298|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-117-1.ch018
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Finally, there is need to indicate the relationship between mathematics/mathematical literacy and ICTs. In this chapter, the two are seen as inseparable. In everyday life, a person is continually faced with challenges that call for mathematical skills, such as financial issues (hire-purchase, mortgage bonds, and investments), understand house plans, read a map, follow time table, et cetera; with the usage of ICT these can be done very fast and accurately. It is of utmost importance that a person must have a sense and knowledge of Mathematics, so as to detect mistakes committed by the usage of ICT.
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