When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at will change.

Grade 8

Math Coaching

CAPS

CAPS – Curriculum and Assessments Policy statement, is an amendment to the National Curriculum Statement. It is a change to the curriculum and not a change to the method in which the subject matter is taught. This is the curriculum adopted by the Department of Basic Education in South Africa.

In grade 8, your child will learn the following topics. Their in depth understanding of the topics, will be an advantage when entering Grade 9.

Exponents

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Numeric and Geometric Patterns

Functions and Relationships

Algebraic Equations

Geometry of Straight Lines

Area and Perimeter of 2D Shapes

Surface Area and Volume of 3D Objects

The Theorem of Pythagoras

Collect, Organise and Summarise Data

Interpret, Analyse and Report Data

Probability

How coaching will help your child better understand and grasp concepts and ideas

Our coaching sessions are designed to help your child understand the topics being discussed, and supplement what he/she is currently learning in the school. Each person has a different way of understanding and comprehending what is being taught. Through coaching we help simplify the difficult topics, and encourage the learner to see things differently. 

By changing the way we teach, and the way in which we encourage our learners to see the problem, they are able to solve problems by themselves. Learning is not an end, but a journey in which we are always tapping into our inner resources to find relationships from previous experiences, and implement ideas and solutions to address todays problems. 

Coaching is about performing at your best in a challenging situation. For many learners, math is a challenge they can easily overcome if guided correctly.