Scholar recognised at the OMO Maths Camp

Proud mum, Yashika with twins, Caelen and Carsen Gramany.

A grade two pupil of Eastview Primary School in Phoenix, Caelen Gramany (7), was recognised at the OMO Maths Camp which took place in Johannesburg recently.

The National Development Plan identifies the important role of disciplines such mathematics, science, technology and innovation in achieving the country’s long-term developmental vision.

With the country boasting an impressive 85 percent mobile penetration, OMO Fast Kids Maths App been leveraging off technology to boost mathematics and numeracy rates with pupils in primary and secondary education. In KZN, the App has made an impact on the primary education of pupils across the city from varying backgrounds. One of these remarkable pupils is Caelen Gramany.

The interactive online learning platform for mobile phones, tablet devices and desktop browsers has encouraged Caelen’s parents to play an active role in the education of this seven-year-old. Caelen is a twin brother of Carsen. Their mom mum, Yashika said, “Both boys are always in competition with each other and are inseparable. Their dad and I are always encouraging all four of our children to strive to be the best they can be.”

She confirmed that her children are very well versed with technology in the form of laptop, tablets, smartphones, etc. “The benefits paid off when Caelen was recognised at the OMO Maths Camp,” added Yashika.

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OMO, as a socially responsible brand, is committed to making a contribution towards the national drive to further improve and increase the mathematics pass rate. The intention is to complement the efforts of teachers and address the critical skills gap in South Africa by producing future generations of individuals that are proficient in mathematics. In a bid to promote mathematics learning, Unilever developed the OMO Fast Kids Maths to significantly enhance the education, especially mathematics literacy, of the country’s pupils.

The mobi-site or game is an interactive online learning platform for mobile phones, tablet devices and desktop browsers, intended to expose children, aged seven to grade 12, to the foundations of mathematics. These include number bonds, time tables and general arithmetic through the use of drills.

As parents are also key to the process of developing the young generation’s competency levels, the interactive nature of the OMO Fast Kids Maths app makes it possible for them to engage their children in a secure and development-focused environment, by taking part in the fun and engaging games and exercises together with their children – making it easy and convenient to monitor school work on an ongoing basis.

The app equips pupils with maths skills from as early as grade one, where they learn the foundational skills that will ensure their success at tertiary level. This can go a long way in ensuring that they obtain good Matric maths results. and also manage to go through university without any major problems.

Teachers also benefit from the mobi-site, which gives them a new, fun and engaging way of teaching an otherwise difficult subject that most children struggle to understand – making their jobs more rewarding.

Article: Mbali Khubisa 

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