Material Development

Material development of mathematics material is available on request. Dr Barnes has numerous years’ experience in writing curriculum materials in the form of:



University Courses


Online Materials

Research Reports

Workshop Development

Co-authored books

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5 days ago


It is so important for kids to understand that a number is so much more than a "name label". Each number has a value and unless a learner makes the connection between the name label and the value of a number, they will struggle to gain any further feeling for mathematics. The same is true for mathematical symbols and their meaning. If a young learner does not understand what the "+" symbol in mathematics indicates, they cannot make meaning from a calculation such as 3 + 4. At BushMaths our goal is to make sure learners make these necessary connections so that maths makes sense to them through a natural feeling they develop for the numbers and the symbols. We see too much maths being practiced in schools without meaning, simply guided by rules that are imposed upon the learners in the hope they will remember them and apply them correctly. Maths is a creative, dynamic system and learners should have the opportunity to experience it as such and the learning thereof as an adventure and not a chore. ...

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3 weeks ago


Last day to register for Maths Grade 12 weekend workshop. Registrations close on 26 September. ...

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4 weeks ago


Dr Hannah Barnes from BushMaths recently hosted another capacity building workshop for maths teachers in our area. It was a full house with everyone attending eager to learn new skills and improve their teaching practice. Improved maths is on the way! ...

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