Workshops to assist maths teachers to be held

2016-04-20 06:00
                      PHOTO: ANDREW WARMBACK Taking part in the workshop (from left) Bishop Dino Gabriel, Dean John Witcombe (Coventry Cathedral), Phila Myandu and Elaine Smallbones

PHOTO: ANDREW WARMBACK Taking part in the workshop (from left) Bishop Dino Gabriel, Dean John Witcombe (Coventry Cathedral), Phila Myandu and Elaine Smallbones

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ANGLICAN maths teachers in KwaZulu-Natal have responded to a challenge for churches to become involved in education and are conducting free workshops for teachers from all churches and faiths.

Elaine Smallbones said Professor Mary Metcalfe, a former Gauteng MEC for Education, issued the challenge in 2013.

“Subsequently our Diocesan Education Conference tasked Phila Myandu, Phatisizwe Mahlabela and me with finding a way to assist maths teachers. The workshops were developed with the help of other maths teachers and the first one worked so well that we have scheduled two this month and two more next month,” said Smallbones.

The workshops this month take place on Saturday 16 April and Saturday 23 April and will address geometry: construction, properties and problem-solving. Although the focus will be on Grade 7 to Grade 9, maths teachers of all grades will be welcome, said Smallbones.

The workshops will run from 8am to 12.3 pm and the one on 16 April will take place at the Cathedral of the Holy Nativity in Pietermaritzburg.

“The times are the same for the following week, but the workshop will be held at St Paul’s Church, opposite the post office in Durban.

Presentations will be hosted by experienced subject advisers and teachers and based on the current Caps curriculum.

For more information, e-mail anglicanmaths or SMS or WhatsApp (no phoning) 081 517 1864. - Supplied.

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