mathematics

 
Is maths any of their beeswax?
Is maths any of their beeswax?
Bees were once thought to be geniuses, natural architects with supernatural mastery over mathematics. This reputation came in for a good kicking a...
All bets are off when it comes to gender and maths
All bets are off when it comes to gender and maths
Don’t jump to the conclusion that, judging by 2016’s matric results, boys are better than girls at maths.
Why pressured schools had no choice but to relax maths pass mark
Why pressured schools had no choice but to relax maths pass mark
Starting now, South Africa’s pupils will be able to obtain as little as 20% in...
Editorial: Counting on education
Editorial: Counting on education
The greatest threat to economic growth and political stability in South Africa is education – or the fact that pupils and students do not get...
Access to education has improved, but quality poor
Access to education has improved, but quality poor
Access to education has opened up since 1994, but the government has been less successful at improving the quality of education pupils receive,...
Grade nine maths average slips badly in 2014
Grade nine maths average slips badly in 2014
The average performance of grade nine pupils in maths has dropped again – to 10.8%, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on...
Roadshow aims to create more 'geek girls'
Roadshow aims to create more 'geek girls'
There has been much focus on the alarmingly low number of professionals embarking on careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) landscape of careers. There are many studies that prove that there is a dire need for women to enter this field of work....
10 Things about Alan Turing
10 Things about Alan Turing
1 The British scientist, who was a key figure in the invention of the computer as well as a vital code breaker during World War...
Exploding supernovas of passion: the bad sex awards
Exploding supernovas of passion: the bad sex awards
Among the pools of sweat, ripe Brie, knotted vines, hot stones, and chocolatey tobacco in this year’s entries, it was the exploding supernovas of Manil Suri’s third novel, The City of Devi, that clinched him the most dreaded award in the world of books: the Literary Review...
Solving the problem of maths
Solving the problem of maths
The recent spate of test results has reminded us again of the national lack of success in mathematics learning. First there were the annual national...
Finding a working recipe
Finding a working recipe
In 2000, I was teaching general sciences and mathematics to the general education band and biology to the further education and training band at Holy...

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