Friday, October 8th, 2010 | Computer Usage
The CAMI Speed Challenge has become a part of the annual education calendar of the Western Cape. The finals of Grades 1 to 7 of this mental mathematics speed challenge took place in a shopping mall in George today.
Learners in all parts of the province went through rounds of elimination over the past weeks and the finalists, with their teachers and supporters, arrived in throngs today to see who the champions are. Super prizes were sponsored for winners of first, second and third places in each grade.
This competion generates a great deal of enthusiasm every year. For months prior to the competition learners are allowed into computer facilities at all hours to practise for the event. The benefits are:
- increased use of computer facilities
- improvement of numeracy skills of individual learners
- improvement of overall numeracy performance of participating schools.
This event is not driven or sponsored by the education department – it is a purely private initiative. The Khanya Project applauds this type of private involvement, which underscores our motto: Together we can make it happen.
The finals of Grades 8 to 11 take place tomorrow.