"We need to think of maths as a language"

Do you find maths to be daunting?

According to Abdul Hamid Carrim, Associate Lecturer of Mathematics at Wits University, everyone has the capability of being able to do maths well.

There have been positive news for maths in South Africa in the past week. On 5 May, 28 year old Lehlohonolo Phali became the youngest graduate at North-West University to hold a doctorate in applied mathematics.

NGO Teach SA, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, has managed to place 97 mathematics graduates to teach at schools around the country.

Carrim joined #NightTalk's Gugs Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo to speak about how one can enjoy maths.

Listen to the interview below:

Many students come in with a positive mindset. They hit a setback, and then its over. They just give up completely because there is a gap in the language

Abdul Hamid Carrim, Associate Lecturer of Mathematics at Wits University

We are all able to do maths. All our brains are designed to take in maths

Abdul Hamid Carrim, Associate Lecturer of Mathematics at Wits University

Maths is the real world... Its a process. It develops your thinking

Abdul Hamid Carrim, Associate Lecturer of Mathematics at Wits University

This article first appeared on 702 : "We need to think of maths as a language"


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