Maths students in Grades 10 – 12 have a number of free opportunities these days outside of school to improve their Maths skills. One of these opportunities, which has actually changed the educational ;landscape for Maths in South Africa, is the Nokia MoMaths project. This project has taken cognisance of the fact that most students have cell phones and can access free Maths help in that way. Digital initiatives like this are set to close the digital divide in South Africa.
So what is the MoMaths project all about?
The Nokia MoMaths project is set to close the distance learning digital divide by giving Grade 10 – 12 South African learners free 24/7 access to Maths tuition on their mobile phones accessible anytime and anywhere. Basically the Nokia MoMaths project allows free access to interactive mathematics learning materials using a mobile delivery platform combined with a social media application for peer-to-peer support. The materials are aligned to the current South African curriculum for Grade 10 mathematics. Learners can work through short theory sections, or answer questions from a database of approximately 10,000 questions, which are categorised by topic and degree of difficulty. Learners receive immediate feedback on multiple choice practice exercises, and can compare results with their classmates in their school, in other provinces, and nationally.
Teachers and learners can access the service here: https://momaths.nokia.com