If you are a Grade 10 – 12 Maths teacher here are some important questions we’d like to ask you.
- Do your students need more help than what you are able to provide for them at school?
- Do you wish you knew of some free after hours Maths tuition for your students?
- Would you like your students to enjoy 24/7 free access to maths tuition via their phones out of school hours?
The Nokia MoMaths project is a great example of using mobile technologies to support learning of Grade 10 – 12 mathematics in South African schools especially as it uses the one digital tool that most learners have – a cell phone..
Why is this project so unique?
We all know that South African education has a very weak spot when it comes to Mathematics. Intervention is essential, but intervention is usually very costly. Apart from that there is the stumbling block of connectivity and the associated costs of making connectivity available to students so that they can access educational tools. .
The free Momaths mobile interface has so many advantages:
- Lowers the cost of technology required to use such a service
- Requires minimal teacher training;
- Allows for use anytime and anywhere;
- Does not put additional pressure on computer infrastructure in schools; and
- Brings mathematics into the social networking space already used by youth.
Consequently any person with a data enabled mobile phone can now access more than 10 000 exercises of varying difficulties and collaborate with others, compare achievements and get guidance on how to progress. The service also gives teachers the ability to better understand learner’s competence and areas of improvement.
Please encourage your students to sign up to this free service. All they need to do is go to https://momaths.nokia.com and sign up.
Here is a presentation on the Nokia Mobile Mathematics service: