Articles by: Frank Gahapa

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
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