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Marang Centre for Mathematics and Science Education

The Marang Centre for Mathematics and Science Education is a based in the School of Education, University of Witwatersrand. It was launched on the 3rd October 2005 and it was sponsored by Standard Bank South Africa.

What it means:
Marang means spark or ray of light. It only made sense to equate this with the two historical maths and science geniuses who illuminated the concept of the light spectrum and electricity. This is the formula for the Marang identity.

Research has shown:
It has been discovered (as you will see) that correct use of this formula leads to a recurring illuminated success wherever it is applied. The use of yellow was also researched and was found to stimulate mental activity, generate muscle energy and attract attention. Even more astonishing was the fact that students who study in yellow rooms do better in exams!

Our aim:
The Marang Centre for Science and Mathematics Education at Wits will provide a unique model for combining excellence and innovation in research, teacher development and professional outreach to meet South Africa's acute need for:

  • The development of high level Science and Technology
  • All citizens to be able to appreciate, understand and use science and mathematics in their work and daily lives.
  • Role models of success in this field
  • Transformation of leadership and success in mathematics and science so as to reflect South Africa's demography. 
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