161028 Cape Town Trafalgar High School matrics writing maths exam. Reporter Noloyiso Mtembu. Photo by Michael Walker
161028 Cape Town Trafalgar High School matrics writing maths exam. Reporter Noloyiso Mtembu. Photo by Michael Walker

TAS launches Super-Maths Teacher in your Pocket to help matrics

By Zodidi Dano Time of article published Oct 18, 2021

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The matric Class of 2021 final exams countdown has begun with just a week left before the groups sit to write their National Senior Certificate exam.

The NSC exams are scheduled to start on October 27 and will end on December 7.

The Grade 12s have experienced a tremendous amount of pressure since their Grade 11 year, which was also filled with challenges due to the pandemic.

This group of learners were forced to navigate their final years of schooling during a time of uncertainty, with school closures cutting short their class learning time. Needless to say, the world was in panic mode.

To help alleviate the pressure on the matric and give some support, The Answer Series (TAS) has launched the SA’s Super- Maths Teacher in your Pocket – bite-sized Grade 12 core maths lessons to their revision resources.

Founder of TAS Anne Eadie said: “Due to the pandemic, there has been significant disruption to the 2020 and 2021 academic years. Matrics are most vulnerable, having had their final two years of schooling impacted. We felt we could do something more to support grade 12s and their teachers.”

Eadie said, while teaching time has been reduced over the last two years, the curriculum for grade 12 remains the same.

“The burden of catching up the time missed has landed squarely on their shoulders, and we knew they would need all the resources they could get – even so late in the school year. In discussing how we could help, we decided the answer would be to create reliable mini lessons that could dovetail with our best-selling study guides. Learners could work their way through the curriculum, using the videos and study guides as aids. Maths seemed to us the most vital subject, so that’s where we started,” she explains.

Each short video, created by subject specialists, provides the foundations required for a section of the curriculum. Each section in the curriculum is covered, and references to The Answer Series Gr 12 Maths 2 in 1 direct learner to essential practice, applications, reinforcement and mastery.

She adds: “One positive that the pandemic has exposed is the value in learners working through a subject at their own pace and then doing in-person trouble-shooting with their teachers. It is my hope that teachers and learners will find The Answer Series video-and-study-guide packages useful in adopting this approach, especially if Covid-19 disruptions continue.”

The Gr 12 Maths Videos are available.

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