• Family Math and Family Science
    Working and Talking with Others
    Teachers from Botshabelo and Thaba 'Nchu investigate number patterns during a Family Math teacher training.
  • Family Math and Family Science
    Exploring Shapes and Geometry
    Teachers from the Eastern Cape learn more about two-dimensional shapes during the Family Math teacher training.

Projects

During the “triangular” project strategy, teachers are trained at the University of the Free State. Apart from integrating the project activities into the curriculum, it is also expected from them to conduct parents’ training sessions in the Family Math activities at their respective schools in the local community. This enables parents to become involved in their children’s Mathematics teaching and learning at school.

During the implementation phase (first year) of the Family Math programme in a school, it is referred to as a ROLL-OUT initiative and entails training at the UFS as well as receiving all the relevant classroom and parent activity material. During the second year of implementation, the Family Math facilitators visit the individual participating teachers at their local schools for mentoring sessions instead of them coming to the UFS. This is called an EXIT initiative and all the activity material is supplied once again. During the third year of project implementation the Family Math facilitators support the teachers via group meetings at their local schools whilst activity material is still supplied. This is called an EXIT-SUPPORT initiative. The triangular strategy is embedded in the roll-out-, exit- as well as exit-support initiatives. Support beyond the three year period is referred to as Partner Support initiatives. The goal of the aforementioned is to ensure sustainability.



Teachers, Learners and Parents

The Family Math and Family Science programme is implemented through the following projects:

Free State Province


Motheo Family Math Grade R Roll-out

The Grade R teachers from Bloemfontein, Botshabelo and Thaba ‘Nchu are currently participating in the newly developed Grade R Family Math programme.

The project is sponsored by SANRAL.


Jacobsdal Family Math Grade R Roll-out and Grade 3 and 4 Exit Support

The Grade R teachers from the Jacobsdal region are participating for the first time in the Family Math programme while the Grade 3 and 4 teachers are in the third and final year of project implementation.

The project is sponsored by The Rupert Family Foundation.


Warden Family Math Grade 3 Exit Support and Grade 4 Exit

The Grade 3 teachers are currently in the third and final year of the implementation of the Family Math project in the region, while the Grade 4 Teachers are in the second year.

The project is sponsored by SANRAL.


Northern Cape Province


Colesberg Family Math Grade 3 Exit

The Grade 3 teachers are in the second year of the three year family Math project.

The project is sponsored by SANRAL.


Kimberley Family Math Grade 3 Exit Support and Grade 4 Exit Support

The Grade 3 and 4 teachers from the Kimberley region are currently in the third and final year of the Family Math project. They have completed the Family Math Short Learning Programme during 2016.

The project is sponsored by SANRAL.


Heuningvlei Family Math Grade 3 Exit and Grade 4 Roll-out

The Grade 3 teachers from the John Taolo Gaetsewe District are in the second year of the three year project and will attend the Foundation Phase Family Math Short Learning Programme during 2017. The Grade 4 teachers are currently in the first year of the programme.

The project is sponsored by SANRAL.


Eastern Cape Province


Mthatha and Port St Johns Family Math Grade 3 Exit Support and Grade 4 Roll-out

The Grade 3 teachers from the two districts Mthatha and Port St Johns are currently in the third and final year of the project implementation. They completed the Foundation Phase Family Math Short Learning Programme during 2016. The Grade 4 teachers are in the first year of the programme.

The project is sponsored by SANRAL.


Gauteng Province


Tshwane North Family Math Grade 3 Exit and Grade 4 Roll-out

The Grade 3 teachers from Tshwane North are in the second year of the three year project and are registered for the Intermediate Phase Family Math Short Learning Programme. The Grade 4 teachers are currently in the first year of the project implementation.

The project is sponsored by SANRAL.



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