by Margaret Rossouw | Jul 7, 2019 | Mathematics

An iceberg is a marvellous thing. The mass of ice sticking out above the surface of the sea can be huge and quite awe-inspiring. But this is quite literally only the tip of the whole thing. What one doesn’t see is the much, much larger portion of the iceberg lying...
by Margaret Rossouw | Jun 6, 2019 | Mathematics

I used to drive my high school piano teacher nuts. I never practised enough to produce a reasonably musical set of sounds, which must have been nerve-racking for a sensitive, highly musical soul such as him. (Just to give you an idea, he would have become a concert...
by Margaret Rossouw | May 8, 2019 | Mathematics, Problem solving

Learners often ask why they need to study things like graphs, algebra, trigonometry, Euclidean geometry, etc. They want to know if they will ever use these in real life and, if not, why they need to suffer through them now. Even adults have asked me this question,...
by Margaret Rossouw | Feb 21, 2019 | Mathematics

Rekindling your relationship with Maths In my previous blog, I chatted to those who used to love Maths in primary school or in earlier grades, but don’t like the subject anymore. I compared one’s relationship with Maths to a friendship – I do think there are a lot of...
by Margaret Rossouw | Feb 13, 2019 | Mathematics

Rekindling your relationship with Maths I’ve heard learners say that they used to love Maths in primary school or in earlier grades, but all that has changed and they don’t like the subject anymore. Some even say that they now hate Maths. I believe one’s...
by Margaret Rossouw | Jan 29, 2019 | Exam tips, Mathematics, Studying tips

I believe all of us would like to improve our Maths scores. (Yes, even those who score 99,5% still aim for that often elusive 100%!) So how do we do that? How do we get better at Maths? First of all – and this is extremely important – stop telling yourself that you...