In many under-resourced schools across South Africa – with often under-qualified teachers – pupils do not always gain the mathematical knowledge or skills they need to excel at school or to access universities.
To give pupils a better chance, Nelson Mandela University’s Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre has been using cutting-edge technology to boost teaching and learning in maths and science in secondary schools – and on Friday (May 4) will launch its second unique education app.
The app –TouchTutor® Quiz – which is available free from the Google Play Store, provides mobile access to maths and science content, self-tests with feedback, multi-language support and even school- or province-based competitions, linked to the Grade 8 to 12 school curricula for maths, and the Grade 10 to 12 physical sciences curricula.
TouchTutor® Quiz can be downloaded onto phones or android tablets – which can be linked to data projectors for teaching use in classrooms.
“This new app can be used by pupils, teachers and schools anywhere in South Africa. It builds on our existing programmes, which have led to improved understanding and real results in the classroom. The new app will allow us to bring more innovation into the classroom and help even more pupils, which we are really excited about,” said GMMDC director Prof Werner Olivier.
TouchTutor® Quiz is a spin-off of GMMDC’s