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Programme aims to boost maths literacy


As part of its initiative to make mathematics more enjoyable and to improve maths literacy, Nuberry Iron Ore is continuing with its ‘My Maths Buddy One Book One Learner Project’ at a primary school in Postmasburg.

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IN AN ATTEMPT to make mathematics more enjoyable, Nuberry Iron Ore is continuing with its ‘My Maths Buddy One Book One Learner Project’ at Postdene Primary School in Postmasburg.

The programme aims to equip Grade 5 and 6 learners, as well as teachers, with effective ways to solve maths problems.

The spokesperson for My Maths Buddy, Sfiso Ntombela, said the programme is a continuation from last year’s initiative.

“As part of our commitment to education, the My Maths Buddy delivery team recently visited the school to provide the My Maths Buddy programme to both teachers and learners. Grade 6 learners continued their progress with the My Maths Buddy programme from last year, while Grade 5 learners began their journey with the programme for the first time,” said Ntombela.

“Each Grade 5 learner received a My Maths Buddy learner kit, which proved to be an invaluable resource in making maths more enjoyable. Through the training sessions, learners discovered new and effective ways to approach mathematics, realising that it is not just about numbers but also has its own language and vocabulary.

“Our trainers meticulously covered each basic topic of mathematics with the learners, ensuring a deep conceptual understanding. The learners were also taught effective problem-solving strategies and techniques.

“We are proud to support the education of these young learners and we look forward to witnessing their continued growth and success in mathematics. Together, we can empower them to build a brighter future through education.”

Ntombela said that in addition to being taught how to approach mathematical problems, the learners were also taught how to enhance their understanding of mathematical terminology.

The learners involved in the programme said that they were provided with invaluable information and skills on how to approach mathematical problems.

“Mathematics is becoming my favourite subject. This programme will assist me master a subject I have always seen as scary,” said Jade Mejanie.

Another learner, Willene Tyre, said the resources they were provided with has assisted her in understanding the subject.

“I learned how to use the My Maths Buddy Dictionary and how important maths is. I enjoyed it when they explained the meaning of words to me. Language can also be a barrier in solving mathematical problems but through the workshops we were able to master that challenge,” said Willene.

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