Pieter Zongwane Primary School improves maths with my Maths Buddy

Pieter Zongwane Primary School learners excited with the programme.

Pieter Zongwane Primary School continues to embrace the My Maths Buddy – One book One Learner Project to assist their learners in understanding Maths.

The ASSEAL (PTY) LTD and My Maths Buddy – One book One learner project partnership is dedicated to making rapid and significant improvement in maths results at the school. My Maths Buddy dictionary One Book One Learner project manager Teresa Russell said ASSEAL is very passionate about the maths education in this country. She said the project is an initiative of the South African Mathematics Foundation.

Pieter Zongwane Primary School learners excited with the programme.

“Maths standards can be raised within weeks by introducing an understanding of maths terminology to learners in the most effective way possible,” said Paul Sondergaard, senior consultant for the One Book One Learner Project. “A truism of life is that if you understand something really well, it is unlikely that you would fail at it.”

Teresa Russell said the project’s sole aim is the understanding of the language of maths and thereby increasing the maths results of learners. “The teacher’s workshop reinforces the teachers’ ability to keep learners interested and improve application and thus results.

Pieter Zongwane Primary School learners excited with the programme.

Workshops were held on May 18 at Pieter Zongwane Primary School and copies of the My Maths Buddy dictionaries were handed out to all the learners who attended the workshops. Grades Four, Five and Six learners learnt how to use the My Maths Buddy dictionary and discovered the importance of maths in their lives during the workshops.”

Pieter Zongwane Primary School educators awarded certificates of competence in facilitating the programme.

“The My Maths Buddy dictionary is so good and the dictionary defines words in everyday life, practical examples which the learners can identify with. Not all our learners have the dictionary yet but what I have observed is those learners who have the dictionary understand the maths terms better. I want every learner in the school to have a copy of the My Maths Buddy dictionary,” Mrs Virginia Mohotoane, the Maths HOD at Pieter Zongwane Primary, said. Teresa Russell added that the project wants to reach as many schools as possible and prove that there is an answer to the maths standards in this country and it works fast.


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