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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Maths curriculum review: Marang meeting

If you do not know yet, we are in a desperate bid to canvass the government to extend the time limit on the call for comment on the new Caps documents outlining the Mathematics (and all other subjects) review. On Tuesday a meeting was held to discuss the changes that are proposed to the existing mathematics FET curriculum and Alison Kitto, who was the main person behind the review, gave a presentation to inform us of changes and the rationale behind it.

I was not there, but asked Lynn to record the proceedings and am posting it here now. I apologise for the sound recording effects here and there as I did not have time to edit it into a good podcast quality in view of publishing what went down as quickly as possible (Thank you to Elrieka my assistant who did the editing and cutting). We have broken it down into sections for easier listening. If you are on a slow connection, I suggest that you pause the podcast and wait for it to stream to the end before you listen to it (otherwise it will be jittery). If you want to save the sound file onto your computer, just right-click on the link and choose "Save link as" and a place on your computer where you will find it again.

Helen then did a reply:

Then there where questions and answers:

Friday, September 10, 2010

Request for comment: New Mathematical literacy curriculum

Hi All,

I am sure that you are all aware that we are due for curriculum revision which will be implemented in 2012. The revision documents has been gazetted last Friday and can be downloaded from here:
At last Fridays Marang meeting, Mark North who was responsible for the revision of the Maths lit Curriculum, talked to us about how he went about compiling the new document which will basically replace all the other ML documents that we are currently working with. He was supported in this task by Arnot Brombacher as a critical reader. I am still waiting for Marc to send me his powerpoint, but in the mean time you can listen to his talk: (I will insert his PPT here when I get it).

Lynn Bowie then did a response to Marc's presentation:
You can listen to her response here (click on it, minimise the player and the follow along with her presentation)

And there were of course lots of questions.....

I have tried my best to edit the worst  noise out, but in the interest of publishing it quickly, I apologise for bad sound quality here and there.

You can also go and leave comments on the LIVE document and see  others comments here:
The live docs are here: is a great tool for quick colloboration. Just sign in with your e-mail address and highlight or drag a box anywhere on the document. It will open a box where you can insert a comment note. You can even comment on other's notes. If you need any technical assistance please let me know and I will help you.