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The question bank

What is Siyavula's question bank?

All the questions on Siyavula Practice can be found in our question bank. These are free for any teacher with a Siyavula account to browse and use.

Where to find Siyavula's question bank

Once you log in to Siyavula, you can find the question bank by clicking on Set work on the menu on the left, and then Browse questions. You can then choose to look at the Mathematics or Physical Sciences questions.

Where to find the question bank

How the question bank is organised

The question bank is organised by grade and topic to make it easy for you to find the content you are looking for. You can also filter the questions by:
Examining Body (IEB or DBE): Although they share a curriculum, the Independent Board of Examiners (IEB) and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) have different guidelines on how learners should be examined on certain content. Our questions are tagged as IEB or DBE questions, or suitable for both.
Difficulty level: All questions are rated according to their difficulty level. Each question is ranked as either basic, easy, medium or hard.
Language: Some of our questions are also available in Afrikaans, and these are marked as such.

How the question bank is organised

How to view the questions

When you go into the question bank, select the grade and topic you wish to view.
You can also choose to filter which questions you'd like to see in terms of Examining Body, difficulty level and language.
View the actual question by clicking on its title.

Viewing a question

You can then view other versions of the same question, or you can try the question yourself by clicking on Do this question.
You can also share the question with your class, individual learners, or other teachers via WhatsApp by clicking the Share on WhatsApp button.

Ways to use the question bank

There are many ways you can use our question bank to support your teaching. Here are a few ideas:
To use in class, to explain a concept
Put a question up on your smartboard, and get learners to work on the problem, either individually or as a group, in their workbooks
Give learners a question (or questions) to do on their phones or tablets during class

Updated on: 16/05/2023

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