Math Literacy

2019 National Elections: Let us Predict the Outcome?

2019 National Elections: Let us Predict the Outcome?

Probibility is the likelihood or chance of an event occurring or simply how likely something is to happen. Because no one can actually foresee with confidence the outcomes of the event, it’s said to be Random. Yesterday, South Africans cast their votes and no one can say with certainty the Outcome but we can all Predict. Our Grade 10 learners have[Read More…]

by May 9, 2019 High School, Math Literacy
Personal and Household Finance

Personal and Household Finance

Financial documents and tariff systems often occur in the context of personal and household finance. For example, you may pay a monthly amount of money for your cellphone account, or your parents may pay a monthly amount for the electricity/water used by your household. Understanding how these documents and systems work, and how to manage them, is an important part[Read More…]

by March 8, 2019 High School, Math Literacy
Data Handling at Glance

Data Handling at Glance

Data handling involves gathering and recording information and then presenting it in a way that is easily read and understood. Following on from developing their research questions, the Grade 10s began gathering their data with the use of recording sheets and questionnaires. Here are some snapshots of our young investigators.

by November 19, 2018 High School, Math Literacy
Xchange Rate at Glance

Xchange Rate at Glance

Look at the Exchange Rate!!! We all love travelling abroad, however, it involves converting currencies into the currency of the country visited. How does it work? The value of one country’s currency in terms of or in relation to another country’s currency is called the Exchange Rate. For instance this morning 1 Rand was exchanged for 3,97 Mozambican Metical: ZAR/MZN:[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 High School, Math Literacy
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
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
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