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From the TIMSS SA Newsletter: Error analysis - a learning opportunity?

Error analysis is a tool that can help us to understand learners' thinking when they answer questions and identify teaching strategies which can be used to improve their performance.

TIMSS SA Newsletter, November 2017, Understanding how learners think.

Roelien Herholdt of JET and Ingrid Sapire explore the use of quantitative error analysis in mathematics in an intervention project for Grade 1-4 learners. From this, they draw conclusions about the importance of interrogating and understanding the errors that learners make.

Herholdt, R. and Sapire, I., 2014. An error analysis in the early grades mathematics-A learning opportunity? South African Journal of Childhood Education4(1), pp.43-60.