2015 has been busy for mathematics students across all levels. Determination to learn lifelong skills helps our students to focus on everyday activities and achieve results to the best of their ability.
Technology has become an everyday tool in teaching and learning mathematics which makes it possible for students to use a more personalised learning approach.
Year 10 students are working in Maths Buddy and completing online tasks. A blended learning approach is used in the extension Year 10 class to combine learning from textbooks, using resources on Woodbook and solving problems and sitting tests online.
Being equipped with BYOD and having access to the internet our Year 12 students are able to complete tasks set for them online. Access to high quality tutorials makes a difference in their learning and gives them an opportunity to learn whenever and wherever they want.
Students from Years 9 to 11 have been given the opportunity to work in small groups on a regular basis offered by the Mathematics Assistance Programme (MAP) to meet their personal needs and to take advantage of different teaching and learning strategies.
Students love competing with each other in Mathletics which is a group activity. Each group has a runner who gets questions and submits answers. The whole group works together to solve problems – a great opportunity for team building.
Dr Marina Alexander, HoD Mathematics