Learners do the math

2019-12-10 06:00
Loufran Duncan (right), a Grade 10 learner at Bergvliet High School, with Deborah Torrington, the Siyavula representative.

Loufran Duncan (right), a Grade 10 learner at Bergvliet High School, with Deborah Torrington, the Siyavula representative.

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Two Bergvliet High School learners flexed their math muscles in October by scoring exceptionally well in the #1millionmaths challenge held by Siyavula: an online maths (and science) platform.

Learners at Bergvliet use this platform in an effort to enhance their results by increasing the time they spend practising in the subjects.

Siyavula’s #1millionmaths challenge invites learners to reach the goal of completing 1 million maths exercises in one month. It aims to help learners prepare for their exams by practising their maths with some healthy competition.

Names are posted on leader boards weekly and winners in each grade stand a chance to win smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Loufran Duncan (Grade 10) and Micah Retief (Grade 9) featured in these weekly updates.

“Micah unfortunately wasn’t placed in the top 3 at the end of the competition despite completing thousands of exercises. Loufran finished in first position in the platinum league in Grade 10 and won an Acer Extensa Intel Celeron N3060 15.6 inch notebook,” says Karin Grebe, head of maths at the school.

During the challenge, Loufran completed 7 278 questions which resulted in 688 190 “atoms” achieved.

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