7 teachers and 1218 learners
The only mental model that many teachers have of teaching is the memory of the way in which they learnt Mathematics – a mental model that is in most cases deficient. We need to find ways of exposing teachers to more effective methodologies. They need role-models and mentors.
Mathematics specialists, will over the next 3-year cycle, support Grade 4, 5 and 6 Mathematics teachers, respectively, at Kwanokuthula Primary, Phakamisani Primary; Kranshoek Primary; Harkerville Primary and Formosa Primary.
- spend one hour per week at each school, supporting both teachers and learners in the classroom. Teachers are assisted with best practice methodologies and strategies to enhance the teaching and learning process.
- co-ordinate effective Mathematics Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to support teacher development within the Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 – Grade 6). The objective of this intervention is to motivate and empower Bitou Mathematics teachers to effectively plan, present and evaluate the teaching and learning of Mathematics in their classes.
2019 - 882 learners and 7 teachers
South African Mathematics Challenge
Learners from our Bitou schools are sponsored to participate in the South African Mathematics Challenge to improve conceptual knowledge, the application of knowledge in new situations, problem solving, reasoning, communication and general mathematical thinking.
The challenge is aimed to assist young South Africans to become empowered, independent, creative and critical thinkers.
Schools participating in the Intermediate Phase Mathematics Programme, encouraged all the Grade 4 learners to participate.
Learners achieving over 50%, enter the final round in July.
Beneficiaries: Round 1: 336 learners wrote; 18 learners (achieved over 50%) and will write Round 2.