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Wits Maths project a success

- By Wits University

One teacher shares how this project has helped her to be a better maths teacher.

The world today celebrates World Teachers’ Day and the global theme is Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies.

The Wits School of Education is at the forefront of providing evidence-based interventions to improve teaching practice. One of the projects by the School has had a positive impact on the teaching of mathematics in classrooms around the Gauteng.

The Wits Maths Connect Secondary Project has been piloting two professional development courses for maths teachers since 2012. Learners taught by educators enrolled in the programme performed better than to those taught teachers who have not been exposed to the programme.

Ms Julia Mabilesta from Realogile Secondary School shared how this course helped her to be a better maths teacher in an article by The Star newspaper. This project is supported by the FirstRand Foundation Mathematics Education Chairs Initiative, the Department of Science and Technology, and administered by the National Research Foundation.