Articles by: Frank Gahapa

Number scale at a glance!

Number scale at a glance!

Mathematical Literacy The competencies developed through Mathematical Literacy allow individuals to make sense of, participate in and contribute to the twenty-first-century world; a world characterised by numbers, numerically based arguments and data represented and misrepresented in a number of different ways. Learners must be exposed to both mathematical content and real-life contexts to develop these competencies. Mathematical content is needed[Read More…]

by May 10, 2018 High School, Math Literacy
Dishonoured cheques and the IMPACT on businesses…

Dishonoured cheques and the IMPACT on businesses…

#Cash Transactions #Source documents Issuing cheques is a very convenient method of making payments. What it requires is just writing the date, amount of money to be paid, the name of the person who is to be paid to and signature. Though it sounds very easy, there are plenty of cases where cheques are bounced. Just a single mistake can result in your cheque[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 Accounting, High School
“Francophone de la vallée”

“Francophone de la vallée”

Conversational French Conversational French is back at Silvermine Academy. Our first French Protégé attended their first session today. It was an interesting class. We had a lot of fun and by the end of the session, we all knew how to greet and present ourselves. Many more fun activities will take place next week. Here are some snaps…

by February 23, 2018 High School
News Beginnings in Mathematical Literacy grade 10

News Beginnings in Mathematical Literacy grade 10

The academic year has officially been launched. The students are relaxed and very optimistic. One of them told me this morning: “I will achieve 100% in Mathematical Literacy”. I am privileged to have them in my class and promised to do everything possible to make their moment in my class enjoyable. Welcome to the Maths Lit bubble …

by February 1, 2018 High School, Math Literacy
Early preparation is the REMEDY to exam stress!

Early preparation is the REMEDY to exam stress!

We are almost there; this is the moment of the year where learners are assessed on the whole year curriculum. It is described by some to be the most difficult exam, so it is understandable that learners feel quite anxious about it. Silvermine Academy’s students are coached well on how to tackle this exam and the main remedy is early[Read More…]

by November 2, 2017 High School, Math Literacy
Meaningful Learning @ SMA

Meaningful Learning @ SMA

Meaningful Learning refers to the concept that the learned knowledge is fully understood by the individual and that the individual knows how that specific knowledge relates to other knowledge stored in your brain or even to our daily life. In meaningful learning, students are “integrating” new information into old information (Novak 2002). It engages students emotionally, socially and cognitively and promotes success. From[Read More…]

by September 23, 2017 High School, Math Literacy
The “why’s” of Cost Accounting…

The “why’s” of Cost Accounting…

The Grade 11 Accounting students recently started a core section of their curriculum known as Cost Accounting. During the coming weeks we will unfold the mystery of cost in general, particularly when related to a manufacturing business. The production cost per unit being central in any manufacturing concern, it becomes a necessity to clearly understand the production cycle and the[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 Accounting, High School
Measurement at the SMA pool!

Measurement at the SMA pool!

Measurements are so often taken for granted and we sometimes do not appreciate the splendid importance measurements play in our lives. For examples, people use measurements in simple home tasks like cooking where one may need to use a weighing scale or read the temperature of an oven when baking. Measurement is the process of determining the ratio of a physical quantity, such[Read More…]

by August 10, 2017 High School, Math Literacy
Grade 11 are getting to grips with BMI in Maths Literacy

Grade 11 are getting to grips with BMI in Maths Literacy

Data Collection is the process of gathering and measuring information on variables of interest. Our Grade 11 students were asked to determine their body mass index (bmi). The BMI is an attempt to quantify the amount of tissue mass (muscle, fat, and bone) in an individual, and then categorise that person as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese based on that value. The session was[Read More…]

by June 18, 2017 High School, Math Literacy
Balancing your Bank Statement is a Life skill!

Balancing your Bank Statement is a Life skill!

The double entry principle in accounting means that every business transaction will involve two accounts (or more). For example, when a company borrows money from its bank, the company’s Bank account will increase and its liability account Loans Payable will increase. The girls have been using this principle since Grade 10 but have never really seen how it relates to the Bank Statement. Today with[Read More…]

by May 21, 2017 Accounting, High School