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SAHETI Primary School conference: spotlight on mathematics

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 23 May, over 250 educators attended a conference entitled ‘Metacognition in the Classroom: Maths Matters’, hosted by SAHETI Primary School in Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

Keynote speaker Dr Jane Hofmeyr, senior consultant: schooling at the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) in Johannesburg and past executive director of ISASA, presented key research findings, which reinforce that learners’ reading proficiency in any language is the best predictor of maths achievement.

Professor Hamsa Venkatakrishnan, South African numeracy chair at the University of the Witwatersrand in Gauteng, Kate Cowling, head of mathematics at Uplands College in Mpumalanga and Independent Examinations Board (IEB) provincial representative on the Committee for School Assessment and Dr Stephen Sproule, deputy head of academics at Penryn College in Mpumalanga, were some of the highly respected speakers.

SAHETI’s primary school principal, Sophia Zachariou, the driving force behind this conference, commented: “As educators, our ability to think and teach mathematically within the context of the real world is critical.”

Category: Spring 2014

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