Articles by: Frank Gahapa

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
Irresistible MOVEMENT in Mathematical Literacy

Irresistible MOVEMENT in Mathematical Literacy

After an intense Mathematical Literacy period with the Grade 10s on household financial documents, we took a short break, which turned out to be a vital part of the learning. The students had an opportunity to stretch, run, and laugh and were energised and ready for the following period. During this down time the brain processes the content covered and embeds vital[Read More…]

by May 1, 2017 High School, Math Literacy
The Costs, Advantages and Risks of selling on CREDIT

The Costs, Advantages and Risks of selling on CREDIT

This week in Grade 10 Accounting we are learning about credit sales. We will be investigating the costs and advantages of Birdie Num Nums (BNN) selling on credit. The following knowledge is crucial as we begin the investigation: Credit is the act of selling goods or services to a customer; it does not require a payment at the time of purchase. Selling[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 Accounting, High School
The Price is Right in Maths Literacy.

The Price is Right in Maths Literacy.

How to Price Your Products One of the secrets to business success is pricing your products properly but pricing a product is probably the toughest thing there is to do. There are a variety of different types of pricing strategies in business. There is no assured approach that suits all types of products and businesses. Pricing your product usually involves considering[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 High School, Math Literacy
ETHICS and MONEY

ETHICS and MONEY

Today’s session with the Grade 11 Accounting students was about the importance of ethics in financial industries. Ethics can be defined as values, beliefs and moral principles of individuals or groups. They are the accepted principles of right human conduct that promote values such as trust, fairness and kindness. Ethical standards within financial environments become important if businesses wish to[Read More…]

by February 6, 2017 Accounting, High School
We are ready to roll at Silvermine Academy

We are ready to roll at Silvermine Academy

The Silvermine Academy Journey of 2017 has hit the ground running. Teaching and learning began on day one and the desire to learn among the students, at least in Mathematical Literacy, is apparent. The Grade 10s have begun by revising the concept of numbers and calculation with numbers and are having fun solving all sorts of operations using their preferred acronym “PEMDAS” What[Read More…]

by January 22, 2017 High School, Math Literacy
Protecting Oneself Online

Protecting Oneself Online

With online communication exponentially increasing, so too have the dangers of communicating online. Keeping oneself safe online has become a priority, with the golden rule to never give out any personal information. As a part of the Grade 11 CAT assessment this term, the students were asked to investigate ‘online safety’. On Monday they presented their findings in the form[Read More…]

by November 2, 2016 CAT, High School
Assessing a Business

Assessing a Business

Just like a student , an owner (or manager) of a business also needs to assess how well the business is doing and needs to keep a check on what has happened to the money invested in the business. In order for the owner (or manager) to assess the performance and the stability of a business, two reports are drawn[Read More…]

by September 21, 2016 Accounting, High School
Financial Statement Analysis at a Glance

Financial Statement Analysis at a Glance

It is important for a business to analyse their financial statements to ensure that the decisions made about where the business is headed are based on sound information. We started this topic last week in Grade 11. Our students are doing in depth analysis on the profitability and liquidity situations of NK Stores. The pictures below show the students hard at work, practicing their[Read More…]

by August 10, 2016 Accounting, High School