Making Maths relevant

The curriculum needs to take into account the needs of those students
The curriculum needs to take into account the needs of those students

This week we will look at the subject curricula in senior secondary schools. Again, the BGCSE Mathematics curriculum needs to be more relevant to daily life, writes GRAHAME MCLEOD*

TONOTA: After all, the ability to solve simultaneous or quadratic equations may be of little use to most Form 5 leavers who will not proceed to do Mathematics or Science at tertiary level.

In the 1980s, I taught at Lobatse Secondary School. At the time, ‘O’ Level classes with the more academically bright students were taught Cambridge ‘O’ Level Mathematics. However, classes with less academically bright students pursued a Certificate in Arithmetic course.

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