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Negative attitudes towards maths contribute to learners' bad performance

17 June 2016 11:22 AM

De-mystifying mathematics is integral to encouraging better performance of students in the subject.

Negative attitudes towards mathematics contribute towards the dwindling performance of South African learners in the subject.

702/Cape Talk's #FridayStandIn, Mamokgethi Phakeng, engaged listeners on their issues of concern.

Listen to the conversation below:

A caller, Dumisane, expressed his concern on how schools are the immediate targets of vandalism during protests.

When people protest, they need a symbolic thing that they can destroy because it is perceived that government only reacts when you become violent.

Dumisane, caller in Meyersdal

The challenges that we [students at University of Stellenbosch] face in the language policy, it's not been an easy thing to do.

Philas, caller in Stellenbosch

A caller, Terry, emphasised the importance of de-mystifying Mathematics from a young age to allow children to enjoy the subject, which will enable them to flourish.

It's not about making Mathematics sexy, but people have this notion that it's so complicated. It's something that one can achieve 100% in.

Terry, caller in Cape Town

17 June 2016 11:22 AM