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Set up learners for success

It is important to realise that in Mathematics it’s not about the answer but about seeing and following the patterns to get to the answer. In other words, method is king. Unfortunately, in primary school it happens that learners mostly get only 1 marks per question. For example, the question will be about how many […]

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Homework must fall

A post from my hero, Gavin Keller, who stopped homework at his school. KFM talks to Gavin Keller Ask yourself two questions: (1) WHY do I give learners homework? (2) Pro’s and Con’s of homework? [Take into account family dynamics, not only school dynamics]

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Fantasiespel nodig vir Wiskunde

Skrywer: Dr Cas Olivier Vandag gesels ek oor die wiskunde aspek van kinderopvoeding. Alhoewel ek kinders eers van graad 4 vir Thinking Tools neem, kan ouers veel vroeër begin. Hoekom neem ek dan nie kinders jonger as graad 3 nie? Kleiner kinders het elke dag ondersteuning nodig, wat ek nie kan gee nie en daarom […]

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Lees

Skrywer: Dr Cas Olivier Hoekom doen kinders swak? Daar is verskeie redes waarom kinders swak doen as hulle toets of eksamen skryf. Die vernaamste rede is dat hulle die werk soos ‘n papegaai geleer het die brein oorlaai het. ‘n Oorlaaide brein is soos ‘n kar waarvan al vier wiele gelyktydig pap word. Hy gaan […]

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Why are we putting so much pressure on out kids?

These days schools and parents put so much pressure on kids that everyone ends up screaming, crying or with severe anxiety. It is common to hear these days that children can’t sit still, listen for prolonged periods of time, internalise word, understand what they have to do, etc. Just think, can YOU, as an adult, […]

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