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Avoiding mathematical missteps and misfortunes

by | Mar 12, 2020 | Schools, Uncategorized

In the FET Phase (Grades 10 to 12), learners are faced with a myriad challenging (and often downright confusing) concepts with which they need to grapple, whether they choose Mathematical Literacy or (Pure) Mathematics.

This is evident in the fact that these “hot spots” consistently appear on the DBE’s National Senior Certificate Diagnostic Report (released after Matric exam results) as areas in which learners perform the poorest. These concepts are not “quick wins” which can be mastered by cramming the night before an exam. They need plenty of practice, engagement, and perseverance in order to succeed.

Zoom In provides just this, combining the best of digital learning with print practice opportunities. Through engaging videos, animations, simulations, interactive activities, games and slide shows, learners can master these critical concepts and feel super confident going into exams.

We’ve listed a few of the concepts that learners tend to find difficult or confusing in Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy, and shown how the Zoom In digital study series tackles them.

Throughout the FET Phase, one of the trickiest topics in Mathematics is Trigonometry. Zoom In Mathematics Grade 10 gives learners a great opportunity to master this topic from the start through simulations, which allow hands-on interaction with the content.

Simulation from Zoom In Mathematics Grade 10

In Grade 11 Mathematical Literacy, learners often struggle with the application of measurement. Zoom In Mathematical Literacy is packed with engaging videos to make learning fun. The below video, from Zoom In Mathematical Literacy Grade 11, shows how to determine the net area of a cube.

Video from Zoom In Mathematical Literacy Grade 11

In Grade 12, data handling can often leave learners scratching their heads. This topic requires plenty of practice to allow learners to apply their knowledge to a range of real-life scenarios. Zoom In Mathematical Literacy Grade 12 contains revision questions, graded activities and exam-type questions with answers. In addition to the digital component, a printed workbook is also available for each title in the series, providing even more opportunities to practise and consolidate knowledge.

Activity from Zoom In Mathematical Literacy Grade 12

Zoom In aims to give learners a variety of opportunities to learn, practise, engage with and understand difficult concepts, giving them the confidence they need to tackle these topics during exams. A huge advantage is that whether learners use the USB or Snapplify version, they are not limited to using Zoom In only when they have a data connection. All material is pre-loaded onto the USB, making it a completely offline solution from the moment they start using it. If they purchase from Snapplify, they need a connection only to complete the purchase and download it onto the Snapplify e-Reader on their device – once it’s there, no more data is needed, ever. This makes it an ideal study aid which can be used anywhere, anytime. (Yes, even during loadshedding!)

Zoom In is available for Grade 10-12 in these subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Sciences, Physical Sciences
  • Accounting
  • Map Skills 
  • English First Additional Language

Free samples for all subjects are available from Snapplify – grab yours now and start learning.

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