Personal Development & Parenting

Six Weeks To Maths Success Grades 4 to 6

Course Fee R799.00

What is this course about?

The course is developed and endorsed by Via Afrika and aims to empower parents or caregivers who may struggle to help children with their Maths homework; as it was taught very differently to them when they were at school. Many adults also fear Mathematics and may thus unwittingly pass their fear of Mathematics on to their children. In this course you will learn about how young children learn best, as well as what Mathematics is all about in Grades 4 to 6. This course is designed as a general course for adults who wish to learn more about how to support their children to develop the necessary mathematical concepts in Grades 4 to 6 so that they will enjoy Mathematics and not fear it. Enjoyment brings success!

Who should be doing this course?

This course is designed to provide parents with guidance, tips and ideas for them to help their child enjoy Mathematics in Grades 4 to 6 and get a head start in their school career!

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, you should be able to:
•    Investigate how Maths is used in everyday life.
•    Engage with Maths as a social activity.
•    Discover the way learning occurs.
•    Understand how knowledge is constructed.
•    Begin to understand how concepts develop from concrete objects to abstract thinking.
•    Engage with Piaget’s three types of knowledge.
•    Discover the meaning of scaffolded learning.
•    Discover the importance of number sense development.
•    Understand the importance of thinking.
•    Explore creative thinking.
•    Explore critical thinking.
•    Interpreting your role as a parent in developing critical and creative thinking.
•    Explain the difference between rote and rational counting.
•    Engage with counting activities and their importance.
•    Discover patterns in numbers.
•    Become actively involved with developing numbers sense.
•    Identify what a problem is and how it can be solved.
•    Understand how children solve problems.
•    Discover how Maths is learned through problem solving.
•    Engage with activities to help your child love problem solving.
•    Understand how games influence mathematical thinking.
•    Develop rules through playing card games.
•    Play games of chance to increase Maths ability.
•    Help your child win at Maths.

How is your course mark calculated?

Your course mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 50%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck! 

Study at your own pace!

We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on a student guide where one 300 – 500 word article is read per day, and the assessment is done on a separate day after the relevant articles have been reviewed. But you can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you! 

In the 6 chapters of this course you'll be covering the following areas:

CHAPTER 1 Setting The Scene
CHAPTER 2 Necessary Numbers
CHAPTER 3 Perfecting Patterns
CHAPTER 4 Sure About Shape
CHAPTER 5 Mastering Measurement
CHAPTER 6 Decoding Data
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Via Afrika partners with authors who are leading educationalists, including teachers, academics and Department of Education officials. This partnership enables Via Afrika to develop learning materials that make a difference.

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