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Appendix H

The University of Wit waters Rand School of Education Masters in Education Research Project: Concept Mapping

Dear Sir or Madam

I request your permission as a grade 7 EMS and Mathematics Educators in my research.

I, Prevein G. Marnewicke, am enrolled at the University of Wit waters Rand, South Africa as a Master in Education(Mathematics) student in the second year part time. As a section of my studies I am doing a research study under the supervision of Dr. Willy Mwakapenda.

My research will be aiming to explore teacher understanding of key mathematical concepts in the EMS curriculum. This study is imperative because it explores the teachers‟ ability to draw links and relationships between mathematical concepts and EMS concepts and why. I shall interview you about the concept maps that you drew. The interviews will take about 30 minutes each and will be tape recorded and video taped for record purposes. This research project will last about two days with three hours needed for every day.

This study is directed to develop mathematics teachers in their task of teaching and to understanding how they understand the given concepts. All the data collected will be kept confidential and used for research purposes only. No names or personal details will be revealed in my research project. The results of the research may be reported in future conferences or journal papers, but the school and the participants will remain strictly anonymous. If clipping of the interview have to be viewed at any event your faces will be covered so it cannot be seen. At the end of the research I will make a summary of the findings, available to the school and to you on request.

I would be pleased if the school could agree to participate in this research project. If the school agree to participate they will have the right to withdraw at any time. If the cease in participation by you occurs the data and your information will not be used and destroyed by fire. I anticipate that the experience gained from participating in this research project will enjoyable and beneficial to you as a teacher and the school.

If you are interested to participate in my study Please complete and sign the attached consent form.

For additional informant, please contact my research supervisor at Wits University.

Willy Mwakapenda

Phone: (011) 717-3410

email:mwakapendaw@Educ.wits.ac.za

Yours in education _______________ Mr. P. G. Marnewicke: 0834094706

preveinmar @yahoo.com

Date:11June 2007

Prevein Marnewicke: Forms and meanings of Integration. A case study towards completion

of a Master of Education degree.

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