Grade 12: Mathematical Literacy

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What is Mathematical Literacy?

The competencies developed through Mathematical Literacy allow individuals to make sense of, participate in and contribute to the twenty-first century world — a world characterised by numbers, numerically based arguments and data represented and misrepresented in a number of different ways. Such competencies include the ability to reason, make decisions, solve problems, manage resources, interpret information, schedule events and use and apply technology. Learners must be exposed to both mathematical content and real-life contexts to develop these competencies. Mathematical content is needed to make sense of real-life contexts; on the other hand, contexts determine the content that is needed.

The subject Mathematical Literacy should enable the learner to become a self-managing person, a contributing worker and a participating citizen in a developing democracy. The teaching and learning of Mathematical Literacy should thus provide opportunities to analyse problems and devise ways to work mathematically in solving such problems. Opportunities to engage mathematically in this way will also assist learners to become astute consumers of the mathematics reflected in the media.

There are five key elements of Mathematical Literacy.

  • Mathematical Literacy involves the use of elementary mathematical content.
  • Mathematical Literacy involves authentic real-life contexts.
  • Mathematical Literacy involves solving familiar and unfamiliar problems.
  • Mathematical Literacy involves decision making and communication.
  • Mathematical Literacy involves the use of integrated content and/or skills in solving problems.

Course Overview

Contexts of Mathematical Literacy.

Progression also occurs in relation to the nature, familiarity and complexity of the context in which problems are encountered. Moving from Grade 10 to Grade 12, the contexts become less familiar and more removed from the experience of the learner and, hence, less accessible and more demanding.

There are some topics in which the focus in Grade 10 is on contexts relating to the personal lives of learners and/or household issues (e.g. personal finance, cell-phone accounts, household budget), in Grade 11 is on contexts relating to the workplace and/or business environment (e.g. business finance, payslips, taxation), and in Grade 12 the contexts relating to scenarios encompassing wider social and political contexts incorporating national and global issues (e.g. exchange rates and inflation).

While these broad categories of contexts work well to define progression for certain topics, for other topics, such as measurement, map work and probability, these categories do not provide a useful indication of progression. In such cases, progression may occur in relation to content and/or problem-solving processes.

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R3,200.00 R1,800.00

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  • 1 Year Licence
  • Interactive Learning
  • FREE Teachers Guide

 

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What is Mathematical Literacy?

The competencies developed through Mathematical Literacy allow individuals to make sense of, participate in and contribute to the twenty-first century world — a world characterised by numbers, numerically based arguments and data represented and misrepresented in a number of different ways. Such competencies include the ability to reason, make decisions, solve problems, manage resources, interpret information, schedule events and use and apply technology. Learners must be exposed to both mathematical content and real-life contexts to develop these competencies. Mathematical content is needed to make sense of real-life contexts; on the other hand, contexts determine the content that is needed.

The subject Mathematical Literacy should enable the learner to become a self-managing person, a contributing worker and a participating citizen in a developing democracy. The teaching and learning of Mathematical Literacy should thus provide opportunities to analyse problems and devise ways to work mathematically in solving such problems. Opportunities to engage mathematically in this way will also assist learners to become astute consumers of the mathematics reflected in the media.

There are five key elements of Mathematical Literacy.

  • Mathematical Literacy involves the use of elementary mathematical content.
  • Mathematical Literacy involves authentic real-life contexts.
  • Mathematical Literacy involves solving familiar and unfamiliar problems.
  • Mathematical Literacy involves decision making and communication.
  • Mathematical Literacy involves the use of integrated content and/or skills in solving problems.

Course Overview

Contexts of Mathematical Literacy.

Progression also occurs in relation to the nature, familiarity and complexity of the context in which problems are encountered. Moving from Grade 10 to Grade 12, the contexts become less familiar and more removed from the experience of the learner and, hence, less accessible and more demanding.

There are some topics in which the focus in Grade 10 is on contexts relating to the personal lives of learners and/or household issues (e.g. personal finance, cell-phone accounts, household budget), in Grade 11 is on contexts relating to the workplace and/or business environment (e.g. business finance, payslips, taxation), and in Grade 12 the contexts relating to scenarios encompassing wider social and political contexts incorporating national and global issues (e.g. exchange rates and inflation).

While these broad categories of contexts work well to define progression for certain topics, for other topics, such as measurement, map work and probability, these categories do not provide a useful indication of progression. In such cases, progression may occur in relation to content and/or problem-solving processes.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Senior Certificate (as amended):
  • Adult learners who are 21 years and older who have:
    • a General Education and Training Certificate (GETC); or
    • a Grade 9 school report (or the old standard seven). stating that they have passed Grade 9 or Standard 7; or
    • a recognised equivalent qualification obtained at NQF Level which requires two official languages.
  • Adult learners who are 21 years and older with an incomplete Senior Certificate qualification.
  • Adult learners who are 21 years and older with an incomplete National Senior Certificate and whose School-Based Assessment (SBA) validity has expired.
  • Only in exceptional cases, out of school youth, who are 18-21 years old and who could not complete their school education due to circumstances beyond their control, as verified by the Head of Department in the Provincial Education Department.
  • Adult candidates who are 21 years and older with an incomplete NSC and whose School-Based Assessment component has not yet expired may choose to complete the NSC, or convert to the Senior Certificate (as amended).  Should the candidate choose to convert to the Senior Certificate (as amended), they may not revert to the NSC and attempt to complete the NSC qualification.

Exam Preparation

What do I need to register for the exams?

South African candidates:

  • a certified copy of your previous results (see above for entry requirements)
  • a certified copy of your ID
  • proof of residence

Foreign candidates:

  • a copy of your previous results or highest qualifications (please make sure these have been assessed by the South African Qualifications Associations.
  • a copy of your valid passport, visa or study permit
  • proof of residence

Exams and Registrations

When are the exams held?

The Amended Senior Certificate exams take place in June/July of each year. Registrations open in October and all registrations must be completed at any education district office or online by 31 January.

 

In the table below you will find your district office contact information:

ProvinceWebsiteContact details
Eastern Capehttp://ecdoe.co.za/080 – 1212 570
Free Statehttp://www.education.fs.gov.za/051 – 404 8314
Gautenghttp://www.gauteng.gov.za011 – 355 0000
KwaZulu Natalhttp://www.kzneducation.gov.za/033 – 392 1004
Limpopohttp://www.edu.limpopo.gov.za/015 – 290 9439
Mpumalangahttp://www.mpumalanga.gov.za/education/013 – 766 0033
North Westhttp://www.nwdesd.gov.za/018 – 389 8099
Northern Capehttp://ncedu.ncape.gov.za/053 – 839 6500
Western Capehttps://wcedonline.westerncape.gov.za/home/021 – 467 2000

 

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