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This researcher is rethinking outdated teaching methods.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?

SA kids shine at Mental Maths Championships in South Korea

2017-01-18 14:31

26 pupils from the A+ Students organisation represented South Africa at the PAMA Global Mental Maths Championships in Seoul.

Revealed: Scary truths about maths marks at SA schools – insider expert

2016-12-15 11:31

Lowering the maths pass rate to 20% is nothing new. According to an education system insider, there’s been a lot of jiggery-pokery going on with pass rates for many years.

 

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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Maths improvements: 'Teachers development leads the way'

Wits' University Maths Education Specialist Jacques Du Plessis says there is one common denominator when it comes to schooling system and learners and that is teachers.

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How to solve SA maths crisis? Not by failing pupils, says education expert

2016-12-14 16:19

Outrage about possibly allowing students to pass to the next grade with only 20% in maths hides a crisis in mathematics teaching and learning across all years, says an expert.

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