Our attention, confirmed by a baseline study that we conducted in 25 primary and 15 secondary schools, has been drawn to the needs that exist in especially the earlier grades.  Our study revealed very low levels of performance in computation, right up to Grade 7 and even Grade 10.

Analysis of the data revealed several specific challenges in the mathematics programmes currently delivered in schools.

  • Low levels of quantity awareness,
  • Insufficient understanding of larger numbers as composites of smaller numbers,
  • Premature introduction of formalised formats of exposition for computation, 
  • Ineffective teaching and learning of fractions,
  • Concept of variable and algebraic notation.

We believe these challenges constitute opportunities for constructive intervention and the details are listed below.      Read More