EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES IN TEACHING MATHEMATICS

EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES IN TEACHING MATHEMATICS INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR PHASE (Grade 4 – 7)

With Educator and Facilitator, Anne Burger

You are teaching children Mathematics not how to cook!  Do not teach recipes!  Mathematics is by its very nature an abstract subject, sometimes it seems easier just to give the children a “recipe” or formula. We then instruct them to learn such formulas and apply them, but do they actually understand the concepts behind the formula? At a time when the curriculum is jam-packed and Mathematics teachers are under tremendous pressure to complete sometimes unreasonably long curricula we resort to what we consider the easy way out.  This webinar is designed to give teachers some ideas as to how we can introduce concepts in a more practical way before going on to the formula. While the initial lesson may take a little longer once the child understands the concept they tend to cope much better with the more abstract concepts later on.  Some ideas that will be dealt with are as follows:-

  • Introducing equivalent fractions (Grade 4 – 7)
  • Introducing area and perimeter (Grade 4 – 7)
  • Introducing integers (Grade 7)

About Anne Burger

Anne’s teaching career spans 37 years. In 1998 she was promoted to deputy principal, where one of her key result areas was managing discipline for the entire school.  Anne held this position until she was promoted to principal of Brackenhurst Primary School in 2007, a position she held until her retirement in 2018 . As principal at Brackenhurst Primary, Anne was instrumental in introducing e-learning.  This project was so successful that the school was approached by Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership through MEC for Education in Gauteng, Penyaza Lesufi, to develop e-lessons for his schools of the future project. Anne has a wealth of knowledge and now shares what she has learned to assist and upskill others in the education sector.   

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Tuesday 24 May @ 14h30 - 16h00

Cost R375 per person

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