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67 Teachers attend Mathematical Thinking Course

From the 3rd-13th April, AIMSSEC hosted the 27th Mathematical Thinking residential course at Cape Academy. 67 teachers from across South Africa spent 10 days consolidating their mathematical content knowledge, and practicing learner-centred methods of teaching. In addition to the AIMSSEC team, the course was facilitated by volunteers from both South […]

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Continued success for AIMSSEC Alumni

AIMSSEC was very happy to hear from one of our alumni, Mpilo Khumalo, who has recently moved to Cape Town to take up a post at the South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP), as a Coordinator of the Hope Scholars Programme. This will involve working with learners in Philippi. […]

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Lindiwe Tshuma represents AIMSSEC at SAARMSTE

The 25th annual conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (SAARMSTE) was hosted by Central University of Technology from the 17th – 20th of January 2017 in Bloemfontein. AIMSSEC was represented by Ms Lindiwe Tshuma who presented a research paper on relationships between […]

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AIMSSEC Supports Local Schools

AIMSSEC in collaboration with AIMS South Africa volunteered at Muizenberg High School from the 17th  to the 25th October 2016 in tutoring grade 8s in mathematics. The grade 8 mathematics teacher, Mr Clyde Synders, wanted help with his grade 8 ‘’at risk’’ learners with basic mathematics concepts. 27 learners were […]

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AIMSSEC engages in a public engagement workshop

AIMS South Africa hosted its first Public Engagement Workshop on 30 November. The workshop was attended by members of the Research Centre and staff from AIMS South Africa, AIMSSEC and AIMS NEI. The aim was for participants to gain a deeper understanding of why public engagement is an important AIMS […]

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AIMSSEC presents at AIMS South Africa Journal Club

  On 25 November 2016, Dr Marie Joubert  (Senior Research Fellow at AIMSSEC and member of the FaSMEd project) gave a talk titled: A South African take on an EU project: Formative assessment in mathematics classrooms to academic and research staff at AIMS South Africa’s journal club. The ‘Formative Assessment […]

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Science Communication and Engagement Workshop

On 26 August 2016, AIMS South Africa hosted a workshop on Science Communication and Engagement. This was sponsored by the by the British Council Newton Fund and Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World through the Academy of Science South Africa. Sinobia Kenny and Lindiwe Tshuma represented the […]

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Alumni and graduates give back at the MT26 residential

  The Mathematical Thinking (MT26) course took off with a great start.  134 teachers from six provinces attended the course during the period of 4-14 July 2016 at Stellenbosch High School. For the first time, AIMSSEC alumni and AIMS SA graduates joined the AIMSSEC local and international team at a […]

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Graduate Women International Conference – first in Africa!

The Graduate Women International (GWI) conference was held in Cape Town, South Africa on 24 – 26 August 2016 under the theme of At the crossroads of education, gender and human rights.  Catherine Bell, the President of GWI, described the purpose of the conference as a platform for discussions about […]

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