Jonathan Swanepoel


Contact Information

Rm 3.06

Mathematics Dept.

New Sciences Building

Tel: +27 21 959-9737




BSc, B Ed. (UWC), M Ed. (UCT), Ph.D (Cornell)



Research Interests:

Mathematics Education


A Selection of Publications:
  • Making the Construction of Pi accessible to High School Learners: A Teaching Strategy for High School Geometry. International Congress on Mathematics Education, Hiroshima, Japan July 31 – August 6, 2000.

  • Academic Cultural Enrichment and the Effect it could have on Meaning Making and Teaching. Mathematics and Science Education Conference: “From Misconceptions to Constructed Understanding.”(Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA. 13-15 June 1997)

  • An Academic Cultural Enrichment Program for First-Year University Students: A Study of Freshmen Mathematics Support Classes at Cornell and Stellenbosch. Tenth International Conference on the First Year Experience (Warwick,UK, 21 – 25 July 1997)

  • Toward a Deeper Understanding of Trigonometric Functions by High School Students: A teaching strategy. International Conference on Geometry. September 1996, UNISA, Pretoria

  • Addressing the Incompatibility of the Student’s School-Based Academic Culture with the Expectations of Tertiary Institutions. Seminar on Language Intervention and Methodological Change. October,18,1995, Bellville, South Africa.


    Courses Lectured