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‘Decision not to rewrite has caused a crisis,’ says basic education head

The high court has set aside the decision by the department and education quality assurer Umalusi that matrics would have to rewrite two subject leaked just before the matric exams

Hawks make arrest in matric maths paper leak

Themba Daniel Shikwambana, who works at a printing company, was granted bail and is due to return to court in January

Basic literacy: reading comes before coding

Teaching coding in primary school could increase inequality if other skills are not prioritised

Why Vhembe is producing top matrics

The main reason is everyone in the region supports a culture of education, with a focus on maths and science

Abel Prize for maths awarded to a woman for the first time

American Karen Uhlenbeck has won the Abel Prize in mathematics for her work on partial differential equations, the first woman to win the prize

OLICO Maths pupils score top marks in matric

Investing in the Future STEM Skills Development Award. Winner: OLICO Maths

Matric really does start in grade one

Maths is a stumbling block for young peoples' future and they tripped up in primary school.

South Africa can’t compete globally without fixing its attitude to maths

Radical interventions in maths and science are needed now or the country will never become a player in the fourth industrial revolution.

The difference between achievement and excellence: Mathematics results for the NSC

You’ve got to feel for SAs matriculants, particularly if they come from poor families or attended underresourced schools.

​Drop in grade nine maths whizzes could affect SA’s future

The numbers are low so more needs to be done to support top performing maths pupils – even at private schools.

Home is where the learning is

If you read to your child and play educational games together, their school marks will soar.

​Pupils’ scores show change is possible

The improvement from 2003 to 2015 is welcome but differences between schools are a big concern.

​Mystery of the WhatsApped matric maths exam

Limpopo’s matrics signed a pledge last month, undertaking to avoid cheating and dishonesty in the exams.

Shanghai’s maths teachers have the formula for learning

The teacher exchange is one of the most valuable education initiatives undertaken by the British government.

Maths unit boosts pupils’ X factor

An offline tutoring programme is giving talented but sidelined pupils a fighting chance.

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