Mathematics

Pro Ed House is one of few primary schools in South Africa that has a Maths specialist who oversees the teaching of Mathematics from grades one to seven.

The aims are:

  • to make Mathematics both meaningful and enjoyable
  • to promote thinking through problem solving, and
  • to show children the relevance of Mathematics to daily life.

A Problem of the Week  is posted for both the Junior and Senior Phases each week, which is well supported.

Every child is assessed annually and their progress tracked.  We use a standardised assessment as well as regular diagnostic assessments, based on the CAPS curriculum, which are prepared by the Maths specialist who consults with teachers weekly.

The entire school is enrolled for Mathletics, an online programme that encourages the practice of Mathematics.  The performance of each child is monitored by the class teacher, who also keeps a record of certificates earned.  These are acknowledged in weekly Assemblies and a special trophy is awarded to those who obtain a total of 100 certificates.

Children are encouraged to participate in the national Living Maths Olympiad for which they also receive certificates.  In 2016, two children in Intermediate Two achieved second place in South Africa.

Testimonial

"I remember so clearly the day when I was at the threshold of Pro Ed, holding back my tears and uncertain as to what would become of Steven (*). I cannot thank you enough for the kindness, care and humanity with which you received us and which you continue to show us. Thank you for having made a place for Steven at your special school."

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