Gr 11 Maths Camp

Maths camp adds to learners’ confidence

This past weekend, a maths retreat in Nieu-Bethesda proved a winning formula for Union High School’s Grade 11s.

During this annual excursion, the learners do more than just the regular run-of-the-mill high school mathematics. Here, they take a look at the world of mathematics beyond what is covered in the syllabus.

During this year’s camp, the Grade 11s built their confidence in the Fibonacci Sequence, The Golden Ratio and two and three-dimensional fractiles.Β  The learners also had some time to apply their knowledge of Grade 11 mathematics by solving problems and cracking codes which were designed by maths teacher, Mr. Elrich Jantjies.

On Saturday, 31 August, they took a walk to find fractiles in the real world – this activity was however cut short by rain. Most of the learners then made use of this time to study for their upcoming tests.Β  Later that evening, they watched a movie called “Hidden Figures” which they all found very inspirational.

Every year, this maths camp is a tremendous success and thoroughly enjoyed by all involved.Β  It would, however, not be possible without the generosity and kindness of Ian and Katrin Alleman and their staff, who always host and accommodate the group at their backpacker accommodation establishment in Nieu-Bethesda.