BushMaths aims to improve the enjoyment and understanding of mathematics through offering a fresh approach that involves more thinking and less rules. It also aims to merge conservation and bush experiences with improving the learning of mathematics.
"Such a fun teacher - she makes maths come naturally."
"My experience with Hannah at BushMaths has been absolutely incredible. She is able to explain concepts in an easily understandable way yet also in a practical sense. Such a fun teacher and she makes the learning and absorbing of maths come naturally. I have her to thank for my matric mathematics result. I highly recommend her!"
-Taylor (Grade 12 : 2016)
Southern Cross College
"Someone who truly has passion for maths - her knowledge and understanding is awesome."
"I am grateful to have had help from someone who truly has passion for maths. Extra lessons really pushed me to never give up on maths. Her knowledge and understanding is awesome; she gets to the root of your struggle and helps you stop doing careless mistakes. I recommend anyone to get lessons from Hannah at BushMaths as early as possible."
-Cassie (Grade 12 : 2016)
Southern Cross College
"I gained a lot... to assist me as a math teacher"
"The workshop was excellent, the facilitator is an expert in maths. I gained a lot. I appreciate every effort put to assist me as a maths teacher."
-Intermediate phase teachers in Green Valley and Hluvukani, Mpumalanga
In the Foundation phase the focus is on counting rather than calculating. But as learners progress to the Intermediate Phase, the focus should shift to calculating more efficiently without having to count every object. For example in this photo of the Red Lechwe a learner in Grade 4 should be able to: a) have some idea of the number of Lechwe by just looking at the photo (a feeling for numbers) b) be able to make a rather accurate estimate by counting the Lechwe on one side and doubling that amount rather than counting all of them. c) be able to count in groups of two or more rather than counting single objects Contact us for more information on developing a feeling for maths early in learners. ...
What a great weekend with this special group of people. This was our third annual BushMaths camp for Eco Children's Maths Capacity Building programme for Intermediate phase. A mix of maths and bush fun! Thank you Ecochildren for providing the 15 top attending teachers with this weekend at the South African Wildlife College. And thank you to The ukuqonda institute for donating the fractions booklets we used at the camp. ...