" 'I don't do maths' is often said as a badge of pride, as though it excuses any personal responsibility. Yet, as job seekers, you say it at your peril."

I have read the attached article in Die Burger of 10 August 2012. The article confirms the urgent need for the teaching of mathematical literacy. It strengthen the view that if a person can do and understand maths he or she is not necessarily mathematical literate or numerate.

Students will learn about daylight. They will collect data on sunrise and sunset in the town or city where they live. They will understand the data pattern and offer a hypothesis about the reasons that the amount of daylight varies during the year.

This simple Investigation, I did in the first term. It is not difficult to complete for the learners, but it takes a while to complete because they had to go out and "get" the answers. However, it went well because i actually had a 100% handing-in rate, which is always good.