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.
Intersen Phase (Grade 4 to 7)
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.