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Have you ever given someone a gift that they really, really wanted? Have you watched the way their face lit up as they realised what you’ve given them? Have you ever been the receiver of such a gift? Do you remember the feeling you had when you opened up your gift and discovered the treasure […]

This year’s AMESA conference took place at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein. Workshops were held throughout the first week of the school holidays. The AMESA 2018 workshops were hosted by various teachers, district officials, organisations involved in mathematics as well as other various stakeholders like Sharp.   This year Sharp hosted 4 […]

This grade 12 worksheet on calculus consists of finding the first and second derivatives using the short-cut method finding the point of inflection and the concavity of the graph drawing the cubic graph by finding the x and y intercepts finding the stationary or turning points finding the point of inflection and finally, optimization of […]

This worksheet on the construction of geometric figures covers the first week of constructions in grade 9, term 2. It goes through constructing angles using a protractor and then constructing those same angles using a compass and ruler. The worksheet then uses constructions to explore the properties of quadrilaterals and triangles. This includes congruency, diagonal […]

Many people have asked me why I think it is so important to put Scientific Calculators into matric (and grade 10 and 11) students’ hands. So, I decided to do a very simple experiment. Over the last 3 days I have been writing matric maths exam papers. Apart from realising that I remember very little […]