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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announces South Africa’s 2019 matric results and congratulates top achievers. Flickr/GCIS

Why South Africa’s declining maths performance is a worry

Performance in mathematics matters for university entrance. Without it, school leavers are not eligible for many programmes.
How can we change math instruction to meet the needs of today’s kids? World Bank Photo Collection / flickr

Challenging the status quo in mathematics: Teaching for understanding

Math instruction is stuck in the last century. How can we change teaching methods to move past rote memorization and help students develop a more meaningful understanding – and be better at math?
Investing in pupils’ maths skills is an investment in a country’s economy. Global Partnership for Education/Flickr

South Africa can’t compete globally without fixing its attitude to maths

Good quality education fuels an economy. South Africa needs to increase its supply of science and technology university graduates. But instead it's lowering the bar, especially when it comes to maths.

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