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The Mathematics Foundation launches an online learning platform for teachers

The Mathematics Problem Solving Course for Primary Teachers is the brainchild of the South African Mathematics Foundation.

CAPE TOWN – Mathematics education has been boosted with the launch of an online learning platform for teachers.

Nearly 400 primary school teachers are registered.

The Mathematics Problem Solving Course for Primary Teachers is the brainchild of the South African Mathematics Foundation.

The online math course aims to equip elementary school teachers with skills that will help learners approach the subject differently.

“We don’t think we train people, training means doing this like this and doing that like that…no…we challenge teachers to develop new ways of seeing the world…new ways of seeing Mathematics” .

Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Stellenbosch, Dr. Erna Lampen, developed the course content.

“We have this developmental opportunity for teachers to break that cycle, to confront their learners with things to think about in math and that means they have to give them real problems to solve, problems they don’t know what to do with. …isn’t that what is expected today to succeed anywhere in the world? You have to learn to solve problems”.

Alwyn Olivier of the foundation said their questions were aimed at conceptual knowledge, applying knowledge in new situations, problem solving, reasoning, communication and general mathematical thinking.



The Mathematics Foundation launches an online learning platform for teachers

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