Math Literacy

Purchasing (buyer) power

Purchasing (buyer) power

Sometimes people travelling to other countries say that things are more/less expensive. These people are mistakenly only converting the price to rand to see which is more/less expensive. This apparent “more/less expensive” situation is a lure. The correct way is to look at the cost of living and buying power. The buying power of a currency is what things cost in a country in relation[Read More…]

by November 11, 2020 High School, Math Literacy
Learning continues in Maths Literacy amid this pandemic

Learning continues in Maths Literacy amid this pandemic

COVID-19 has hugely affected our lives and since March 2020 we have been in a national lockdown. This has not deterred the eagerness of the Silvermine students who continue to learn using the multiple resources and materials available to them. The new normal Despite the inconvenience of wearing a face mask, although necessary, the students demonstrate their ability to adapt[Read More…]

by July 9, 2020 High School, Math Literacy
Trial and improvement in Mathematical Literacy

Trial and improvement in Mathematical Literacy

Trial and Improvement is a method of solving equations when you can’t do it by normal algebraic methods. In simple terms, it is a substituting value method. It aims to get more accurate results by replacing values into equalities until we find a value that is the same for both equations. The grade 11 Mathematical Literacy students have been learning about the method this week[Read More…]

by February 6, 2020 High School, Math Literacy
Buying power of the Rand

Buying power of the Rand

Sometimes people travelling to other countries say that things are more/less expensive. These people are mistakenly only converting the price to rand to see which is more/less expensive. This apparent “more/less expensive” situation is a lure. The correct way is to look at the cost of living and buying power. The buying power of a currency is what things cost[Read More…]

by October 25, 2019 High School, Math Literacy
How strong is the Rand?

How strong is the Rand?

Currency Conversions at Glance We all love travelling abroad, however, it always involves converting local currency into the currency of the country visited. How does it work? The value of one country’s currency in relation to another country’s currency is called the Exchange Rate. For instance this morning 1 Rand was exchanged for 4,43 Mozambican Metical: ZAR/MZN: 4,43 which simply[Read More…]

by July 25, 2019 High School, 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