The grade average of three grade 7 math classes was usually between 55% and 58%.
This year (2019) the average of the final exams set by the Department is 72%.
Ronel le Roux
In particular, the assessment results on the greater thinking method compared very favourably to the average of previous assessments on the same subjects, for example the electricity lesson results:
- Increased by 20%;
- The group’s average increased by 24%;
- The lowest score increased from 15% to 61% which is an increase of 46%;
- No learner failed
The full report
Matric marks with thinking tools at the end of 2018: Mathematics class average 62% (up 11–27% from the previous three years). Physical Sciences class average 75% (up 25–40%) from the previous three years). I am so proud of my children.
I did the course during the March 2019 holiday. One has to test a new thing before being able to comment. Therefore, after almost four weeks of teaching the thinking tools way, I can confidently testify to the following:·
My classes’ discipline is now excellent.·
The kids work, and the chalk is left to rest.·
Experiencing the joy when children achieve something they themselves did not think is possible.·
Parents are contacting me saying that their child can’t stop talking about maths.·
The thinking maps are fantastic, and they love the hats … they regularly ask me: “The red hat too, teacher?”·
We’re writing a test on Monday – I’m relaxed and my kids are ready. Thank you, Cas, a life-changing course!!
Donnie Du Plessis