WATCH: This DIY is the easiest and simplest way to learn fractions

2018-09-21 13:08

Understanding fractions and applying mathematical concepts to them isn't the easiest, nor the simplest, of tasks. But doing so in a visual way will certainly make it easier for learners.

Maths made easy: Explaining functions

2018-08-24 12:57

In this article, we look at some great resources that explain the maths concept of functions really well.

We tried four taxi apps that calculate your fare change – and found one clear winner

2018-04-17 08:59

Technology can fix collecting and calculating change in a taxi, really.

Want to raise a child with a good head for numbers?

2018-03-15 16:38

Make maths easy for your mini by making mathematical concepts part of your everyday life.

Why all children must learn their times tables – and fun ways to teach them

2018-01-26 11:52

Learning times tables could be the key to bringing out the math genius in your child, and according to research the earlier you start the better. Here's how to simplify the process.

Here's how anyone can become a maths whizz with Pólya’s method!

2017-10-09 16:04

Mathematician Jennifer Ruef explains how focussing on the joy of solving puzzles, rather than memorizing rules, can actually help you with maths.

What to say if your child asks, 'what's the point of maths?'

2017-09-04 16:19

As parents our kids often ask us, 'What's the point of maths?', 'When will I ever use this stuff?' and 'How will maths help me later in life?'. Well, this might be a good way to answer them.

11 games to play with your preschooler to boost math skills

2017-07-24 13:30

Give your toddler a mathematical edge with these brain boosting games.

Mathematics: Let's apply 21st century thinking to maths education!

2017-06-14 11:07

This researcher is rethinking outdated teaching methods.

An incredible way to do maths: finger calculations the Indian way

2017-02-27 12:07

Curious to know how the Indian school children do fast calculations on their fingers?

 

5 math skills your child needs to get ready for preschool

2018-09-19 10:45

Here's why it's important to teach our preschoolers simple maths, with a few ideas to get you started.

Maths: 6 ways to help your child love it

2018-08-21 12:44

Maths doesn't have to be an inaccessible, boring subject. Make maths fun, make it about real life, feed kids' curiosity, and it will capture their attention – and imagination.

Real-life maths or abstract maths? Why abstraction is so amazing

2018-02-28 17:09

"We’ve created a space where the rules are minimalistic, yet the games that can be played are endless."

Unschooling: ‘No school for my kids – they’ll learn to read by themselves’

2017-10-13 18:03

The children of the *Malan family from Gauteng have never been to school.

Bringing maths into bedtime stories can help children learn

2017-09-04 16:19

Subtly introducing maths in bedtime stories can help kids improve on their maths skills.

Scrapping compulsory mathematics will not solve problem, say accountants

2017-08-16 16:34

Professional accountants say students should be required to take maths at school and the government needs to employ skilled teachers

Readers respond: Why scrapping maths is a bad idea

2017-07-13 16:50

Our readers share their passionate opinions on why maths should remain a compulsory subject for grades 7 - 9.

Maths tuition, apps and videos for SA kids

2017-03-10 18:34

Does your child need a bit of a boost understanding and practising maths? Or is she bored at school and need some extra stimulation? Try these maths programmes that will put the joy back into mathematical discovery!

Abacus counting: how to do calculations the Japanese way

2017-02-27 11:44

If you think an abacus is something preschoolers use to learn to count to 10, or all the way up to 100, get ready to learn a whole new way of doing maths!

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