Since 2012, "Help more South African children achieve in Maths" Project's role is to support Maths learning & teaching in schools of all socio-economic contexts. The goal is that every learner can have a chance to love AND achieve in Maths!
It is important to the Green Shoots Team, that we continually listen to (& learn from) to the voices in the classroom that we are supporting. Here is some of the latest feedback from teachers...
THANK YOU so much for your support for this Project. Your support helps us to ensure these learners get the best opportunity to enjoy & succeed in Maths!
It is crucial that any project measures, documents and shares the impact it has for its different stakeholders.
Working with an external evaluator, we are proud to share the difference that Maths Curriculum Online (MCO) is making to South African learners, teachers and parents/carers.
"This is an amazing program for schools and it has been a great experience to be able to do with my class. It brings excitement in my class and improves my childrens thinking and my teaching as well. Great initiative." Teacher feedback in 2022.
Thank you so much for all your donations that really have helped to make this difference!
We always take time to listen to the learners, teachers & schools we support. At the end of 2021 and throughout 2022, we asked learners to "Talk to us" via an anonymous survey.
One of the questions was "What do you like most about Maths Curriculum Online (MCO) and the Brain Quests?" (online exercises). Below are some of their replies, exactly as they submitted them...
Thanks to your donations, we are able to continue to support more learners and schools to achieve more in Maths
Thank you so much for partnering with us!
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The Online Maths activities provided by Green Shoots are available ANYTIME & ANYWHERE via any device that can connect to the internet - you do not need a smart phone.
Learners are realising they can continue do their MCO (Maths Curriculum Online) activities after hours too! It has been so encouraging hearing the feedback of how learners find a way to keep learning, from borrowing phones from family members or going to a local library. Parents/guardians are grateful that these curriculum mapped MCO exercises are available anytime at NO extra cost to the family. Thanks to your continuing donations - these quality MCO exercises are reaching homes and families in all communities - both rural and urban.
Since the start of the year - we have seen over 59,000 MCO sessions (a learner accessing their MCO exercises) being logged either in the evenings or during a weekend/holiday. That is a LOT of Maths happening after hours!! It is amazing the determination of learners to do their Maths.
THANK YOU so much for your donations that are helping to make this 'after hours learning' a reality for these children.
Throughout 2021 we have been running different Mental Maths LeaderBoard Challenges for all of our learners. Learners get 2 or 3 mins (depending on their age) to complete as many Mental Maths sums online as they can. There is a Leaderboard for each grade, that shows the learners with the most correct sums in the time allowed! The top 5 learners for each grade are awarded a certificate and are featured on our website. Learners from any community have a equal opportunity to enter and shine.
This LeaderBoard Challenge has been a huge hit, with learners from many schools entering and competing against each other. Schools have been proudly celebrating when their learners make it to a Top 5 place!!
Keegan, a Grade 6 learner from Idas Vallei Primary says, " I am very happy to achieve a Top 5 position for the Grade 6 learners in the Western Cape. I hope that this competition will be held again next year to give me the opportunity to climb the Leaderboard. Thank you all ".
Thanks to your generous support we have been able to run 7 different competitions in 2021.
We have had 7,776 entries by learners, all keen to show how they are achieving in their (Mental) Maths! Your support is enabling learners to excel in Maths and be celebrated for their accomplishments.
Thank you very much!!
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