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 courses 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

  • More than 30 four-week in-service training courses for FND, INT and SEN Phase teachers at the CTLI.
  • Extended workshop sessions (see discussion later) in South Cape Karoo and EMDC South.
  • Regular afternoon/day-long workshops for EMDCs.

OTHER CLIENTS

SHIKAYA
Funded by Standard Bank the Grade 1 to 4 teachers in 12 schools (8 in the Western Cape and 4 in the Eastern Cape) receive weekly in-class coaching support as the implement differentiated instruction in foundational mathematics skills.

BITOU 10 FOUNDATION
3 years of quarterly in-class support to mathematics teachers at 2 schools

COUNT/MTN
Supporting their 3 year MTN funded project in Mpumalanga, N.West, Limpopo, Free State, E.Cape and KZN

ENLIGHTEN TRUST
Currently conducting a 3 year classroom based teacher development programme.