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Matric really does start in grade one
Matric really does start in grade one
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South Africa can't compete globally without fixing its attitude to maths
South Africa can't compete globally without fixing its attitude to maths
South Africa is not producing enough school leavers who are competent in maths and science. This is a fact borne out by international assessments...
The difference between achievement and excellence: Mathematics results for the NSC
The difference between achievement and excellence: Mathematics results for the NSC
You’ve got to feel for South Africa’s matriculants, particularly if they come from poor families, weren’t educated in their home languages,...
​Drop in grade nine maths whizzes could affect SA’s future
​Drop in grade nine maths whizzes could affect SA’s future
The lead researcher for an important international study has red-flagged the drop in the number of grade nines who excel at maths, pointing to its...
Home is where the learning is
Home is where the learning is
All learning starts in the home. These early learning activities stimulate children’s interest and their cognitive and social development....
​Pupils’ scores show change is possible
​Pupils’ scores show change is possible
COMMENTThe Human Sciences Research Council released the results of South Africa’s participation in the Trends in International Mathematics...
​Mystery of the WhatsApped matric maths exam
​Mystery of the WhatsApped matric maths exam
The “whistle-blowers” of a leaked matric maths examination paper now face having their results blocked by education authorities.
Shanghai’s maths teachers have the formula for learning
Shanghai’s maths teachers have the formula for learning
Earlier this month, I welcomed 68 secondary mathematics teachers from Shanghai to Britain who spent three weeks teaching in our schools. Now in its...
DA: Maths in free fall in our schools
DA: Maths in free fall in our schools
The number of matric pupils studying pure maths has declined every year for the last four years, the DA said on Tuesday.
Maths unit boosts pupils' X factor
Maths unit boosts pupils' X factor
Democracy may have come of age this year, but an education crisis remains in the majority of South Africa’s schools – particularly when it...
Schools required to pick up slack with maths, science
Schools required to pick up slack with maths, science
Angie Motshekga’s basic education department has told secondary schools not to dare drop mathematics and science in the following year. ...