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Wendy Baumgartner


Email: wendy.baumgartner@monash.edu

Tel: +27 11 950 4111

  • Higher Diploma in Education WITS
  • B Com (Hons) UNISA
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration GIBS
  • Certified Cost Consultant AACE
  • MEd UJ (in progress)
Teaching Commitments
  • Mathematics A ZHC1017
  • Mathematics B ZHC1010
  • Lecturer and Coordinator: Business Algebra (ZHC1018)
Previous Teaching Commitments at Monash South Africa
  • Introduction to Accounting ZHC1019
  • Introduction to Marketing ZHC1013
  • Newcomer of the year (2012)
  • MEd (UJ) Cum Laude, Chancellor’s medal
Research Interests
  • Improvement of mathematics education
  • Knowledge and skills acquisition at secondary and tertiary level in South Africa.
  • Cognitive and non-cognitive variables and their impact on teaching and learning in mathematics.
Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
  • Baumgartner, W. L., Spangenberg, E. D., and Jacobs, G.J.  (2018). Contrasting motivation and learning strategies of ex-Mathematics and ex-Mathematical Literacy students. South African Journal of Higher Education, 32(2): 8-26. Available from  http://dx.doi.org/10.20853/32-2-941
National Conference Presentations
  • Baumgartner, W. L., Spangenberg, E. D., and Jacobs, G.J.  (2014). Motivation strategies of ex-Mathematical Literacy learners in a university foundation programme. Proceedings: Towards Effective Teaching and Meaningful Learning in Mathematics, Science and Technology. ISTE International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Education 19-23 October 2014. Mopani Camp in Kruger National Park, Limpopo, South Africa. Available from  http://hdl.handle.net/10500/22924
Books and Chapters in Books
  • Playing Mathematics Grade 8 and 9 (self published)
Other Professional Activities
  • Member of SAPCI
  • Registered Assessor and moderator with ETDP-SETA and FASSET
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