Every learner deserves support whilst studying at home. This is the mantra of MathsGee, an education initiative spearheaded by The Education Support Forum (TEDSF).
“It is no secret that a lot of learners have been adversely affected by the prolonged lockdown and it is our duty as civil society to ensure that the most vulnerable learners are not left behind”,said Rhulani Rikhamba, a TEDSF board member.
July is a time when South African Grade 12s are full steam ahead preparing for their preliminary and final examinations whose outcomes have a direct influence on future career prospects. Taking this into cognisance, TEDSF through the MathsGee STEM Exam Question and Answer Bank, has compiled 1 400 questions and answers for Grade 12.
These questions and answers have been crowd-sourced from learners, tutors and teachers, who as a social learning community have embraced the idea of free peer to peer collaboration.
There is enough evidence to show that most learning happens at the point of need in a specific context that it is paramount that we have online platforms that can facilitate for the provision of Just-In-Time support for learners.
Imagine a learner who is studying for mathematics at 11pm and gets stuck, MathsGee serves the purpose of being that place where they can ask and the community will respond. Given that a lot of momentum has already been gathered in the compilation of questions and answers, it is most likely that a question that a learner has has already been asked otherwise the new question will be added to the ever-growing knowledge base.
The MathsGee Q&A platform is available for free to all Grade 12 learners and currently focuses on STEM subjects. Share the link with your friends because the more people we have using the platform, the more value you will be able to derive from being part of this caring community.
Let no child be left behind during this pandemic. Together we can conquer the challenges.