Maths Centre is a registered NGO striving to improve the standard of education in South Africa. Our primary objective is to equip teachers, learners and parents with learning materials and programs in order to develop a higher competency and performance in Mathematics, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship education.
Our trainers are specialists in their specific subject and engage with Principals, Teachers and Students. Each project typically covers 10 schools in a close proximity so that each trainer can cover multiple schools in one day. This approach allows for participants to easily congregate for selected joint-workshops and events. We are a level 1 NGO offering:
- Accounting and Economics
- Physical Science & Natural Science
- ALL subjects teaching and learning using Information Technology software packages
- Teacher and learner testing to establish gaps followed by training support
- Entrepreneurship education for Grades 8-11, out of school youth and informal businesses
- ECD, high scope teaching and learning
- Maths, Science and Technology for engineering,
- Maths, Science Technology artisans linkages courses in fundamentals for NQF level 4 for out of school youth
- Grade 12 intensive Matric revision sessions from March until end October - Saturdays and holidays.
- Skills Development
- Concrete materials, study guides and text books support
- Whole school policy development and setting up departments
Each project typically consists of three key components:
1. Sponsor (donor)
The project will typically be named after the donor or organization that is covering the cost of the project, for example: ABSA Maths FET.
2. Target and timeline
The target location is determined: Province, school, and audience. A project typically lasts for 3 years.
Projects consist of either one, or a combination of programs that are put together to achieve the project’s objectives.
Our programs are building blocks for projects and are targeted towards both students and teachers alike. Our aim is to correct, restore and advance both teachers and students through a variety of programmes by utilising a various tools and resources.
Taking an interest in subjects like science, technology, engineering or maths, otherwise known as STEM subjects, is definitely worth it. The skills students learn from studying STEM subjects benefit everyone - and not just for those who are seeking to have a career to become science or maths teachers!
Maths Centre Ethos
To correct, restore, enhance and simplify and learning for maximum impact.
CORRECT: perfecting the overall situation of teacher development, learners are receiving and perceiving maths and science in all dimensions of understanding and not just content Maths. Both teacher and learner focus interventions are administered. Teacher focussed as there is no other sustainability factor if schools are to grow into success.
RESTORE: begin once the correcting process has taken place. The intellectual value of Maths, Science and Technology is restored in our society in order to grow and understand the nature of Science and Maths. Restoration cannot be looked at unless it is understood that both Maths and Science are a ‘contested terrain’ and have years of established tradition.
ENHANCE: learners are exposed to theories, laws, facts, famous mathematicians, scientists and what they did and how they did it, why do we accept their work as we do, the logic of scientific discovery at a basic level, hypothesis, predictions, inferences, etc..