Thabiso Simelane

Teaching Maths Using Technology – Practicalities, Possibilities…and a Few Words of Caution

A hands-on workshop with activities on how to solve the numeracy issue.

Thabiso Simelane is the Senior Phase Maths Co-ordinator at OLICO Maths Education in Diepsloot. As a key member of the OLICO team, he has been involved in developing innovative solutions to the maths challenge facing learners in Grades 7-9. Using a tailored blend of teaching and technology, Thabiso works with learners in developing their mathematical fundamentals by improving number fluency and adopting a sense-making approach to the curriculum. The tools and resources used by Thabiso are freely available for others to access, including an extensive online program for the entire Grade 7-9 maths curriculum. Thabiso holds a BCom Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from St Augustine’s College of South Africa. This undergraduate program disciplines taught him critical thinking skills, reasoning endurance and tolerance.  His areas of interest are Social, Educational & Economic development. Having previously worked for IkamvaYouth Gauteng, his passion for educational development blossomed as he witnessed the amount of support learners needed with their school work.