# FET – Further Education and Training

**Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy & Mathematics – GET**

## Mathematics

- Focuses on the use of mathematical skills in financial calculations, problem solving, the study of space, shape and measurement, and data handling.
- Equips one to reason creatively and logically in a mathematical context about problems in the physical and social world and in the context of Mathematics itself.
- Mathematics is a language that makes use of symbols and notations for describing numerical, geometric and graphical relationships. It is a human activity that involves observing, representing and investigating patterns and qualitative relationships in physical and social phenomena and between mathematical objects themselves. It helps to develop mental processes that enhance logical and critical thinking, accuracy and problem solving that will contribute in decision-making.
- Mathematical problem solving enables us to understand the world (physical, social and economic) around us, and, most of all, to teach us to think creatively
- Requirement to study: Engineering; Medical Sciences; B.Com Accounting.

**Links:**

http://e-classroom.co.za/caps-content/grade-10-12-mathematics/

http://www.novelgames.com/en/spgames/category/math/

http://www.thutong.doe.gov.za/Default.aspx?alias=www.thutong.doe.gov.za/mathematics

## Mathematical Literacy

- Focuses on the use of basic mathematics to solve problems in everyday situations and to make sense of information presented in mathematical ways, e.g. tables, graphs, diagrams and texts.
- Equips one to think numerically and spatially in order to interpret and critically analyse everyday situations and to solve problems.

**Links: **

http://mathsliteracy.ning.com/

http://e-classroom.co.za/caps-content/grade-10-12-mathematics/grade-10-mathematical-literacy/

http://e-classroom.co.za/caps-content/grade-10-12-mathematics/grade-11-mathematical-literacy/

http://e-classroom.co.za/caps-content/grade-10-12-mathematics/grade-12-mathematical-literacy/

http://www.novelgames.com/en/spgames/category/math/

http://www.thutong.doe.gov.za/Default.aspx?alias=www.thutong.doe.gov.za/mathematicaliteracy

## Mathematics – GET

Mathematics is a language that makes use of symbols and notations to describe numerical, geometric and graphical relationships. It is a human activity that involves observing, representing and investigating patterns and quantitative relationships in physical and social phenomena and between mathematical objects themselves. It helps to develop mental processes that enhance logical and critical thinking, accuracy and problem-solving that will contribute in decision-making.

**Links:**** **

http://www.thutong.doe.gov.za/Default.aspx?alias=www.thutong.doe.gov.za/getmaths

http://www.thutong.doe.gov.za/Default.aspx?alias=www.thutong.doe.gov.za/assessmentitembank