Mathematics

English is important, but Maths is importanter!

English is important, but Maths is importanter!

A great quote: “Mathematics may not teach me how to add love or subtract hate, but it give me hope that every problem has a solution.” Our grade 9’s have almost reached the time where they will go their separate ways and begin Mathematical Literacy or Pure Mathematics. They might not believe the above quote, but rather feel like saying[Read More…]

by November 18, 2019 High School, Mathematics
Interpret and Analyse: Welcome to Statistics

Interpret and Analyse: Welcome to Statistics

When information is collected on a particular subject, the information collected is called data. Many issues in the real world can be researched by collecting data and representing the data graphically. The most common graphs that we use are: Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Broken line graphs, Histograms and Frequency Polygons. Today the Grade 10’s learnt how to draw Bar and[Read More…]

by August 8, 2019 High School, Mathematics
Maths problems…

Maths problems…

Our grade 8s are fast learning that High School Mathematics problems take focus, practise and sometimes good old team effort. Superb growth has already been seen in our grade 8 Maths class. Much concern was shown when the Alphabet started messing with our Maths sums, but confidence is rapidly growing and excited shouts of, “I got them all right!” can[Read More…]

by July 25, 2019 High School, Mathematics
My chances look good – Probability :)

My chances look good – Probability :)

Have you ever wondered as you look out your window what the chances are that it is going to rain that day? Or what is the possibility of me winning the Lotto? These questions and more can be theoretically answered through the study of Probability. Our Grade 12’s are busy working through this section at the moment in Mathematics. In[Read More…]

by July 20, 2019 High School, Mathematics
Gr11 Mathematics: Completing the Square

Gr11 Mathematics: Completing the Square

Last week the Grade 11 Mathematics students started Completing the Square for quadratic expressions. Basically we are trying to convert a trinomial (an expression with three terms) into a perfect square binomial (an expression with two terms). The Grade 11’s have been finding this concept quite tricky and they’ve realised it involves a lot of hard work and concentration. This concept[Read More…]

by March 8, 2019 High School, Mathematics
I’m 95% confident I love Statistics ;)

I’m 95% confident I love Statistics ;)

Statistics is the branch of Mathematics concerned with the collection, interpretation and analysis of data. Statistics often enables us to make informed decisions based on the data that has been collected. Data is the name given to a collection of information usually expressed in numerical form. It can be interpreted by using either pictorial or arithmetic methods. Recently the Grade 11’s have learned[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 High School, Mathematics
Graphing Linear Functions in Grade 10.

Graphing Linear Functions in Grade 10.

During the past week the Grade 10 Mathematics class has been practicing drawing Linear Functions, by using either the “Table Method” or “Intercept Method”. It really helps to visually see the relationship between the x and the y co-ordinates as they are plotted on the Cartesian Plane. A function is a mathematical rule by means of which each element of[Read More…]

by May 19, 2018 High School, Mathematics
Which side will the “x” be on in Linear Inequalities?

Which side will the “x” be on in Linear Inequalities?

The Grade 10 Mathematics students have recently been learning about Linear Inequalities. We have discovered that Inequalities are very similar to Equations but instead of finding just 1 or 2 solutions we can find infinitely many solutions to the problem. Also Inequalities contain a < or > sign whereas an Equation only has an = sign in the problem. For example[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 High School, Mathematics
“Mathematics is the music of reason.” James Joseph Sylvester

“Mathematics is the music of reason.” James Joseph Sylvester

Grade 8’s have begun the long, and hopefully fruitful journey of High School Mathematics (or Maths Literacy Grade 10-12). Some enter the Maths classroom with trepidation, sure they will stumble at the first request to find that illusive “x”. Others enter the classroom already defeated and sure there is nothing more they can possibly do to understand or enjoy Maths[Read More…]

by March 5, 2018 High School, Mathematics
You’re so Venn…

You’re so Venn…

The last section for the year that we are learning in the Grade 10 Mathematics class is Probability and Venn Diagrams. This section is actually really important to our everyday lives, giving us insight into questions like… ‘What the Weather is going to be like tomorrow?’ or ‘Will the Orlando Pirates win the next Soccer Match?’ The Grade 10’s have learnt[Read More…]

by November 2, 2017 High School, Mathematics