n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - Running a Maths Bonanza

Volume 2011, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1990-6811


We recently organized a Maths Bonanza focused on Grade 2 to 4 learners with the aim of encouraging learners to work collaboratively to explore mathematics and to have some fun while learning. The Maths Bonanza was organized as a collaboration between AMESA, the FRF Numeracy Education Chair and the Albany Museum in Grahamstown. We advertised locally for schools to book a one hour slot for their classes of learners. Ten classes from six schools participated in the Maths Bonanza week and feedback from teachers, learners and staff at the museum was very positive. I have had numerous requests to do this again and we are considering taking the Maths Bonanza on a road show to other schools in the neighbouring towns. In this paper I want to share with you four activities that we used that you can easily duplicate. For all of the activities learners were arranged in groups around a large table.

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