Education

Maths Spring School

MATHS SPRING SCHOOL

Project Overview

Good foundation knowledge and understanding of the senior secondary mathematical content at a more advance level is required to successfully enter and complete degree courses in the scientific, technological, and business fields at universities in Namibia and South Africa.

The aim of the Mathematic Revision week/Spring school is to prepare learners in the Erongo Region who are enrolled for these more advanced mathematic courses, namely Grade 12 Higher and Extended Level and Grade 10 Additional Mathematics, for the high-stakes end-year external examinations. Learners are selected from government schools in the region based on their performance in mathematics and their teachers’ recommendations. This event takes place over 5 days at a school in Swakopmund during the August school holidays. It is facilitated by well-qualified teachers with over 15 years’ experience in teaching mathematics at these levels. The moto of the week is: “the only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.” There is therefore minimal amount of lecturing, instead learners are provided with booklets of well-prepared exercises and previous examination questions to work through at their own pace, assisted by the facilitator on an individual base.

Ninety Grade 12 and Grade 10 learners attend the spring school.

 

Impact

  • 2013/2014 – 250 teachers trained in Mathematics and Science,
  • 2015/2016 – 250 teachers trained in Mathematics and Science,
  • 2016/2017 – 250 teachers trained in Mathematics and Science Spring School
  • 2017: 350 Grade 10 -12s from the Erongo region participated in Mathematics and Science classes

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NDP5

The pillars of the NDP5 which applies to this project under the Social Progression pillars – Harnessing the Demographic Dividends

Social Development

  • Youth Empowerement
  • Intergrate marginalized communities into mainstream

Human Capital Development

  • Social Progression
  • Basic Education
  • Technical/Vocational Education and Training

Environment and Climate Change

  • Strengthen Environmental protection
  • Promote environmentally sound investments and production systems.

Pillar

Economic Progression:

Achieve, sustainable and equitable growth

  • Rural Economic Development
  • Enterprise Development