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Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
    Prof AF (Ansie) Harding



Tel: +2712 420-2738
Fax: +2712 420-3893
Office: Mathematics Building 1-46 
Position: Professor
Academic qualifications: MSc, DSc(Pret) HNED
NRF rating: C2

Fields of interest: Teaching; mathematical modelling
Research interests: Mathematics education; numerical mathematics            

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Publications over the past five years:
Journal articles  

Huntley B, Engelbrecht J, Harding A  A model for measuring the quality of a mathematics question.  Far East Journal of Mathematical Education, 5(2)(2010), 141-171

Houston K, Mather G, Wood L, Petocz P, Reid A, Harding A, Engelbrecht J, Smith GH  Is there life after modelling? Student conceptions of mathematics.   Mathematics Education Research Journal, 22(2)(2010), 69-80

Engelbrecht JC, Harding AF, Phiri PA  Are OBE-trained learners ready for university mathematics?  Pythagoras, 72(2010), 3-13

Harding A, Engelbrecht JC, Verwey A  Implementing Supplemental Instruction (SI) for a large group in mathematics.  International Journal for Mathematics Education in Science and Technology, 42(7)(2011), 847-856 

Padayachee P, Boshoff H, Olivier W, Harding A  A blended learning Grade 12 intervention using DVD technology to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics.  Pythagoras, 32(1)(2011), 19-26

Wood L, Mather G, Petocz P, Reid A, Engelbrecht J, Harding A, Houston K, Smith G, Perrett G  University students’ views of the role of mathematics in their future.  International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 10(1)(2012), 99-119

Harding AF, Engelbrecht JC  Navorsing oor voorgraadse wiskundeonderrig: ’n Suid-Afrikaanse perspektief.  Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie, 31(1)(2012), 1-7

Mofolo-Mbokane B, Engelbrecht JC, Harding A  Learning difficulties with solids of revolution: classroom observations.  International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 44(7)(2013), 1065-1080

Tsanwani A, Harding AF, Engelbrecht JC, Maree K  Perceptions of teachers and learners about factors that facilitate learners’ performance in mathematics in South Africa.  African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (AJRMSTE), 18(1)(2014), 40-51

Potgieter M, Harding A, Kritzinger Q, Somo C, Engelbrecht J  Reflections of science students on their experience of an academic development programme in South Africa.  To appear in
South African Journal for Higher Education

Wiggins HZ, Harding AF, Engelbrecht JC  Sibling curves of polynomials.  To appear in Quaestiones Mathematicae

Engelbrecht J, Harding A, Potgieter M  Evaluating the success of a science academic development programme at a research-intensive university.  To appear in African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (AJRMSTE)

Tsanwani R, Engelbrecht, JC, Harding A, Maree J, Factors that facilitate learners’ performance in Mathematics in disadvantaged communities: A quantitative study. To appear in Journal of Educational Studies.

Books and/or chapters in books
Harding AF, Wood LN, Muchatuta M  Try and catch the wind: Women who do doctorates at a mature stage in their lives.  In: HJ Forgasz, JR Becker, K Lee, OB Steinthorsdottir (editors), International Perspectives on Gender and Mathematics Education, Information Age Publishing Inc (IAP) 2010, pp 391-419, ISBN: 978-1-61735-042-9

Padayachee P, Harding AF  Towards alleviating the post-apartheid education crisis in South Africa.  In: A Kitchenham (editor), Blended learning across disciplines: Models for implementation, Information Science Reference (IGI Global) 2011, pp 112-131, ISBN: 978-1-60960-479-0