OPINION: Mind the (gender) gap in STEM fields

2020-02-11 15:27

Promoting the participation of women and girls in science means changing mindsets, fighting gender biases and stereotypes which limit the expectations and professional goals girls have (from early childhood), writes Tashnica Sylvester.

Why dance is just as important as maths and science

2018-04-13 17:02

Sir Ken Robinson, a global leader in educational reform, explains that we need to change the culture of education by focusing just as much attention on the arts, humanities and physical education, as we do on maths and science.

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.

Maths pass mark dropped to 20% - more views

2016-12-20 08:37

After hearing the reasoning behind the maths mark being dropped to 20%, readers shared their opinions and concerns.


How playing on swings can help children understand physics

2018-09-18 15:46

Instead of having learners sit in the classroom all day, take them outside to experience the real world. You'd be surprised at how many theoretical physics concepts they can learn, like that of velocity and gravitational potential energy, by simply playing on swings.

Innovative robotics skills program teaches SA teens how to build a Mars Rover

2017-09-29 15:18

For the first time in South Africa, 600 learners across the country will be able to explore robotics as a viable career option.

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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