1. Ask your teacher which topics are going to be examined. Please note, if you are in grade 12, the exam will also include grade 11 work.
2. Then identify which YouCanDoMaths revision tests you need to do.
3. Do the easy level first.
4. If you battle with this level, listen to the relevant lessons and redo the test.
5. If you pass the test comfortably, it means you know the basic knowledge.
6. Then do the medium level test, which is a more advanced application of the basic knowledge.
7. Study the fully worked out answers carefully and make sure you understand each answer.
8. If there is still time and you are feeling brave, try the difficult tests. But be warned, they are difficult.
9. Again, study the answers carefully.
10. If you are not sure which revision tests to do, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to assist you.
The differences between learners who fail mathematics and learners who get decent grades – C and above – are generally clear cut, and easily identifiable (unless there is a learning disability involved).
Most of these differences aren’t even maths specific… failing students in any subject can generally improve their grades by improving one or more of the following areas:
1) Get organized
2) Do your homework every day
3) Don't wait until the last minute to get help
4) Be willing to put in the time/effort necessary to be successful
5) Practice/Prepare for tests
6) If the people you hang out with aren’t committed to success, hang out with different people
7) Don’t accept defeat easily . . . “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.”
Op 3 Februarie 2013 het Anthea Adams van RSG met YouCanDoMaths oor Wiskunde-onderrig gesels. Kliek hier om die MP3 (14.1 MB) van die program af te laai en daarna te luister.
Here is a link to a very entertaining lesson on teaching Algebra
The facts about maths myths
Learners and their parents often wonder why children don’t excel at maths. Based on many testimonials from previous users, YouCanDoMaths looks at a few misconceptions and gives you straight answers.
Myth: Those who do well in maths have a special ability.
Fact: Most learners who do well do not have a special ability. Like reading, the majority of people are born with the ability to do maths. They do well because they have the correct attitude and are prepared to work at it. If you fail a test or exam it does not mean you are a failure. However, if you give up trying, then you have failed. So remember, even if you think you do not have a special ability to do maths, you can do maths.
Myth: Extra maths lessons are very expensive.
Fact: This is often true, but there are affordable options on the internet which offer very good help. These sites allow children to work in a non-threatening environment and most importantly, at their own pace.
Myth: Maths is not important for the career I want to do.
Fact: This is often used as an excuse to give up maths. The truth is that many people change their minds later in life and then discover that they actually do need maths. By doing maths you are keeping the career options open.
Myth: Boys are better at maths than girls.
Fact: Research has failed to show any difference between men and women in mathematical ability. Men are reluctant to admit they have problems so they express difficulty with maths by saying, 'I could do it if I tried.' Women are often too ready to admit inadequacy and say, 'I just can't do maths.' So to the girls especially, you can do maths!
Myth: The teacher is too clever to teach us.
Fact: Einstein once said that if you cannot explain something simply, you do not understand it well enough. Teachers may appear to be clever because they can solve maths problems quickly. This is normally because they have seen the problem before. Don’t allow your teacher to knock your confidence, you can do maths.
Myth: I will get my child extra help just before the exams.
Fact: Education is a process, not an event. This is particularly true with maths as it is a subject which builds on previous knowledge and learners need time to absorb and reinforce concepts. Doing a year’s worth of work in one month is just not practical. You can do maths, but don’t leave it until the 11th hour to get help.
Myth: Maths is not a learning subject.
Fact: There is a lot of theory you need to know and methods you need to learn and practice. World-famous golfer Gary Player once overheard someone saying that he did so well because of luck. His response was: “The more I practice the luckier I get.” The same is true for maths, the harder you practice the better you will do. And never forget, you can do maths.
We are pleased to announce that our Revision Tests are now ready to use. There are three levels: easy, medium and difficult.
Hierdie toetse is ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.
This option has been made available because we understand that people may want to try out the program before committing to a longer term.
However, please note, there is no quick fix in mathematics and education is a process that takes time. This program will therefore be most beneficial when it is used regularly from the beginning of the school year.
Remember it is better to keep up than to catch up!
I am currently using your website in Afrikaans and I am very exited to tell you how it helped me!
I am in Grade 10 and since I've been doing your lessons my marks have increased remarkably! I've gone from 39% in the second term to 73% this term! I can't believe I am saying this, but I am actually starting to enjoy Maths and I have hating it since grade 4 (but not any more!) Thank you so much! If it wasn't for you and God I would never have done this good.
I also want to thank you for sending me the rulers, everytime I use it and I read the 'youcandomaths' that is printed on it I feel so motivated and it helped me to believe that I really can do Maths.
I will definitely be using this untill I am done with school and thank you for creating the website in Afrikaans as well, now I can even do Maths in my home language, that's fantastic!
I will surely be telling my friends!
S. van Wyk
Kalahari High School
YouCanDoMaths would like to congratulate our Olympic team, and especially the medal winners, on their excellent performances.
Success in sport, like Mathematics, is all about hard work and perseverance!
Hierdie artikel het in Die Burger van 16 Julie 2012 oor YouCanDoMaths verskyn:
KAAPSTAD. – Die gebrek aan moedertaalondderig in die Suid-Afrikaanse onderrigstelsel – selfs in wiskunde – is ’n “ramp”.
Só het prof. Wannie Carstens, voorsitter van die Suid-Afrikaanse akademie vir wetenskap en kuns, by navraag gesê.
Hy het gereageer nadat ’n nuwe Afrikaanse aanlyn wiskunde-webwerf – die enigste van sy soort – pas bekendgestel is.
“Enigiets wat jy lees moet eers geïnternaliseer word voordat jy dit kan konseptualiseer. As jy dit nie in jou moedertaal lees nie, is dit net soveel moeiliker.”
Die webwerf, YouCanDoMaths, is nou in Engels en Afrikaans beskikbaar en kos (vanaf) R100 per maand.
Volgens Carstens is wiskunde ’n vak wat ingeoefen moet word en verwelkom hy enige hulpmiddel wat leerders in staat stel om dié vaardighede in te oefen.
Luidens ’n verklaring van YouCanDoMaths, het ’n onlangse studie deur Unisa die drie grootste struikelblokke geïdentifiseer wat leerders verhoed om bykomende hulp in wiskunde te bekom.
Dit sluit in die hoë koste vir ekstra wiskundeklasse, leerders se besige skedules, asook die probleem met vervoer na lesse.
Die webtuiste is plaaslik vervaardig deur onderwysers met ervaring in e-onderrig en bied lesse vir gr. 10, 11 en 12 leerders aan.– Marelize Potgieter
- Die Burger