Recently I had to put together a summary of important details related to the GR12 Maths curriculum in South Africa in relation to a workshop I was preparing. I thought it would useful to preserve a record of the documents I retrieved for this purpose. I also did a MindMap which divided P1 and P2 into two theoretical 3 hour revision sessions, weighted by the mark allocation applied in the final exam.
Link to full GR12 Exam Guidelines Document
Link to CAPS Document for FET Mathematics
Hans Rosling & Visualising Data
This is still one of my favourite videos for understanding why Visuals can make a huge difference in translating Data into meaningful information. With the abundance of Data now being captured about our lives – I think there are some wonderful School Mathematics Projects just waiting to be done by inquisitive students.
With the amount of Mathematics content online now a days, I often find the biggest challenge is sorting through what to share with my students in class. Often resources appear usable at first, but then as you dig down deeper there are issues with alignment to the curriculum, notational differences or just confusing accents. However every now and again, you find a stand alone unit of work that has been handled particularly well and is ideally suited to being used in your class. In this case I try to do a blog post about it, so I don’t forget to use it in Future! The content below is taken from the Khan Academy program on Algebra 1 and is a fantastic introduction to the concept of a Function in Mathematics. This is a foundational concept but can be tricky to explain. This unit allows students to proceed at their own pace and build up a solid understanding of the concept.
Link to the Unit on Functions from Khan Academy
Using this unit in your class
I also added some additional resources at the end that I sourced from the Web to test my students understanding, since I largely run this unit as a self study module
Concept of a Function – History
I recently put together a collection of Calculus Resources for GR12 Maths in the SA Curriculum, using the tool EDpuzzle and learning content available by Mindset Learn as the base. Hopefully they can prove useful to other Maths Teachers out there.
Calculus Intro + Functions
Definition of Derivative
Example of Derivative first principles y = 1/x
Maths 12-2 A Guide to Differential Calculus