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MYTH – You do not need to study for Maths

I often hear learners saying that you cannot study for a maths test, or, on the flip side, that they enjoy maths because if you understand it you don’t have to study for it. This kind of mentality is the reason so many learners’ marks drop significantly when they enter the FET phase (Grade 10-12).

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What Does it Mean to be ‘Good’ at Maths?

I want to start off by saying that mathematics is not a verb – it is not something we do in the same way that we run or jump or sleep or eat. It is a field of study, a body of knowledge. We do not do math – we learn about math and use our understanding to solve problems

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How to Prepare for a Math Exam

I often hear my learners confidently pipe up that Math is an ‘understanding’ subject. According to them, it is a subject that you don’t need to study for, you only need to understand what is going on, and that if you understand, then you will be fine in the exam.

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Math or Math Lit?

About half-way through Grade 9, learners have to start thinking about their subjects for Grades 10 to 12, with consideration for the impact of that choice on their potential future studies and careers. It is a big decision to make. For those learners who struggle with, or do not enjoy mathematics, the choice between Math or Math Lit can be a tough one – a head vs heart debate.

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3 Effective Ways to Cope With Test Anxiety

Test anxiety can be crippling if you don’t have any strategies in place to cope with it during assessment season. Here are three ways in which you can pave the way for a balanced mood and optimal...

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