Short Courses

Mathematics for Teachers 1: Uncapping the CAPS Mathematics

Course Finished: 
The cost of the course is R 2 000.00

Prof Michael GLENCROSS, BSc, BSc(Hons), BEd, MPhil, DPhil, & PGCE

incl. course materials and refreshments

This course is intended for all teachers who teach Mathematics.  It focuses on four broad key mathematical concepts: numbers, geometry, algebra and analysis.  Each concept is viewed from an historical perspective, set against the backdrop of the Curriculum and Policy Statement (CAPS) for Mathematics of the National Curriculum Statement (NCS) Grades R-12.  The course features focused reading, interactive presentations, workshops, group activities and discussions.  Participants will be challenged to demonstrate their understanding of the material by preparing a short teaching unit based on the material covered.

The Course will be run over two consecutive Saturdays, and will be offered in the second semesters – participants might elect which of the two they would rather attend. 

  Uncapping the CAPS Mathematics

    6 & 13 August

  09h00 – 17h00

The Course – which is endorsed by South African Council for Educators (SACE) for 15 Professional Development (PD) points – offered by Prof Michael GLENCROSS.  Prof Glencross, BSc, BSc(Hons), BEd, MPhil, DPhil, PGCE, has been involved extensively in education. He has taught mathematics and statistics at high school, college and university, and has supervised postgraduate research students at master’s and doctoral levels. Prof Glencross’s areas of interest and expertise are in the fields of mathematics education, statistics education and research methodology and design.  He is a Professor Emeritus of the Walter Sisulu University for Technology & Science.  He is also a keen musician and plays lead trumpet for a Johannesburg swing band.

Having pre-registered, on first morning of the course, please arrive between 8h30 and 9h00 for physical registration – during which time tea and coffee will be provided.  (Tea and coffee will also be provided for the mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks; participants will make their own lunch arrangements).

At the end of the Course an attendance certificate will be awarded.  

Apart from short courses, St Augustine's Department of Education also offers The Master of Philosophy in Culture and Education


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To register for this short course, please complete the online registration form below: 

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