Teacher training

We work with mathematics teachers across the grade and school spectrum to support them to implement effective research based pedagogies. We support teachers to create learning environments in which students experience mathematics as a meaningful, sense-making problem solving activity.

From afternoon workshops, to extended courses that may or may not include in-class support we tailor our training to the identified needs of teachers.

In addition to the general mathematics training that we provide in response to requests by clients, we also provide regular day-long workshops to the NumberSense Mathematics Programme User Group in major centres across South Africa. For more information on these workshop please visit: www.NumberSense.co.za

A few of the more recent NumberSense workshop topics include:

Making the most of the NumberSense Mathematics Programme:
Exploring different ways in which the workbooks can be used to support students in the effective development of mathematical skills, the relationship between the workbooks and the curriculum; developing an assessment programme using the workbooks; marking the workbooks and managing the load; supporting the development of age-appropriate calculation strategies.

Developing the fraction concept:
Exploring the development of the fraction concept from the Foundation Phase to the Intermediate Phase – using the NumberSense Workbooks to investigate this trajectory.

Measurement, geometry and data handling:
Exploring the development of these concepts from the Foundation Phase to the Intermediate Phase – using the Foundation Phase Companion Workbook Teacher Guides and the Intermediate Phase Companion Workbook to investigate this.

In the panels below you will find some examples of clients and the training and support that we have conducted for them.

NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION

  • Training of Mathematical LiteracySubject Advisors.
  • Training of NCV College lecturers - Mathematical Literacy.

PROVINCIAL DEPARTMENTS OF  EDUCATION

FREE STATE

  • Numerous teacher training workshops from GET to FET
  • Frequent Subject Advisor training.

NORTHERN CAPE

  • Foundation and Intermediate Phase Subject Advisor training. 

WESTERN CAPE

  • Development and orientation training for the digital Grade 8 Diagnostic Assessment Tool to be used across High Schools in the Western Cape. 
  • More than 30 four-week in-service training courses for FND, INT and SEN Phase teachers at the CTLI.
  • Extended workshop sessions in South Cape Karoo and EMDC South.
  • Regular afternoon/day-long workshops for EMDCs.

OTHER CLIENTS (CURRENT)

SHIKAYA

Funded by Standard Bank the Grade one to four teachers in twelve schools (Western Cape and Eastern Cape) receive weekly in-class coaching support as the implement differentiated instruction in foundational mathematics skills.

JUMPSTART

We support the JumpStart Foundation by offering training, materials and support to their teacher-development and internship programmes in the area of early grade mathematics teaching and learning. 

YEAR BEYOND AND AFTER SCHOOL GAME CHANGER PROGRAMMES (Western Cape Government)

We provide early grade mathematics training and tutor-support in the after-school space, to facilitate teaching and learning.

OTHER CLIENTS (PAST)

BITOU 10 FOUNDATION

Conducted three years of in-class support to mathematics teachers at two schools. 

COUNT/MTN

Supported their three year MTN funded project across South Africa.

ENLIGHTEN TRUST

Conducted a three year classroom-based teacher development programme.