Popular workshops to help maths teachers

2016-04-11 10:26
From left: Bishop Dino Gabriel, Dean John Witcombe (from Coventry Cathedral), Phila Myandu and Elaine Smallbones.

From left: Bishop Dino Gabriel, Dean John Witcombe (from Coventry Cathedral), Phila Myandu and Elaine Smallbones. (Andrew Warmback)

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Pietermaritzburg - 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 April 16 and Saturday April 23 and will address Geometry: Construction, Properties and Problem Solving. Although the focus will be on grades 7 to 9, maths teachers of all grades will be welcome, said Smallbones.

“The workshops will run from 8 am to 12.30 pm and the one on the 16th 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.”

Smallbones said the presentations will be hosted by experienced subject advisers and teachers and based on the current CAPS curriculum. For those who are interested in finding out more, please e-mail anglicanmaths@gmail.com or SMS or WhatsApp (no phoning) 081 517 1864. — Witness Reporter.

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