• Resources

    In this section you will be able to view and download a wide range of resources that we have developed over the years. Some of these are not maintained. If you have difficulties accessing the materials and/or have questions and comments, please contact us via the contact button.

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  • NumberSense Mathematics Programme

    On the NumberSense website, you will find many useful resources to support the activities which we use to develop understanding in number, operation and pattern; geometry, measurement and data handling. These resources include:

    • Teacher Guides
    • Teaching, Lesson Plans and Curriculum
    • Manipulating Numbers
    • Teaching Resources
    • Assessment
    • Readings and Handouts
    • App
    NumberSense Mathematics Programme resources
  • Formative assessment tasks

    This item bank was developed for the Western Cape Education Department (West Coast District). The purpose of the development of this item bank for mathematics was to ensure that standardised, grade-specific Formal Assessment Tasks for Grades 1-3 (English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa) and  for Grades 4-6 (English and Afrikaans) were developed and provided to schools to ensure the improvement of the quality of the assessment tasks in mathematics.

    FAT Grades 1-6
  • Numeracy handbook for Foundation Phase teachers

    This handbook provides very exciting and powerful ideas to guide and support teachers with the teaching of Numeracy in Grades R to 3. This book advocates a child-centred approach which encourages teachers to give children many opportunities “to do, talk and record” their mathematical thinking. Emergent numeracy is strongly emphasized by:

    • Encouraging children to demonstrate their mental images either with concrete objects or use of drawings and sketches;
    • Giving children the opportunity to explain their thinking to their peers and teacher;
    • Encouraging children to record in writing the “story” of what their sketches show.
    Foundation Phase Numeracy Handbook
  • National Certificate (Vocational): NCV

    These materials were developed in partnership with SAILI (Successful Students in Successful Schools):

    • Generic Business Administration (Levels 2,3,4)
      Includes the following modules: Data, Measurement and Shape, Business Calculations, Personal and Business Finance, Budgets
    • Early Childhood Development (Level 4)
      Includes the following modules: Budgets, Data, Measurement
    • Hair Care (Levels 2,3,4)
      Includes the following modules: Data, Measurement, Personal Finance, Budgets
    • Hospitality (Levels 2,3,4)
      Includes the following modules: Data and Probability, Measurement and Shape, Business Calculations, Personal and Business Finance, Budgets
    Generic Business Administration
    Early Childhood Development
    Hair Care
  • Exemplar papers

    Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy Examination Exemplar Papers:

    • Grade 10, 11 and 12
    • Grade 12
    Mathematics / Mathematical Literacy exemplars Grade 10, 11, 12
    Mathematics / Mathematical Literacy exemplars Grade 12
  • Mathematical Literacy workshops

    Financial Mathematics: A critical exploration Workshop
    Includes the following handouts:

    • Financial Literacy
    • Mathematics of Drinking
    • Parabolic Reflectors
    • Water Harvesting
    • Loans and Investments (spreadsheet)
    • Mathematics of Drinking (spreadsheet)
    • Water Harvesting (spreadsheet)


    IEB Mathematical Literacy User Group Conference Workshop
    Includes the following handouts:

    • Inflation and interest rates
    • What does it mean to be mathematically literate?
    • When is 6 inches not enough?
    • CPI and Inflation Data (spreadsheet)
    • Product Indices (spreadsheet)
    Financial Mathematics Workshop
    Mathematical Literacy Workshop