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
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 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
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
Grade 10 learners building models of the rooms they designed

Mathematical Literacy at Silvermine Academy

Being able to interpret the physical space around you, is a skill that we learn in Mathematical Literacy. At the end of last term, the Grade 10s had to design their own room, make a scale drawing of the floor plan, and build a 3D model of the room. At first this sounded like a simple task, but they soon realised[Read More…]

by August 1, 2016 High School, Math Literacy