“I like My Maths Buddy because I can use it until grade 12. This book helps me to learn maths terms before I get the homework and when I get the homework I know what I am doing.”, K. S.
"Levels of learners have improved mostly from level 1 to level 3 for those who use the book religiously. ” G.M Mosala – Ikanyegeng Combined School
“The dictionaries have made a significant difference in the learners’ mathematical vocabulary. I would like to thank the My Maths Buddy Team for bringing this valuable asset to my classroom.” L. Netshilindi – Reikaeletse Secondary School
Petra supports the ‘My Maths Buddy One Book One Learner Project‘, an Education Africa initiative which focuses on improving the teaching and understanding of mathematics in schools in South Africa. A recent World Economic Forum study showed South Africa as the country with the poorest quality of mathematics and science education of all 148 countries surveyed, which underlines the need for investment in this important area.
The project not only assists students by offering them a copy of the ‘My Maths Buddy’ dictionary, which aims to communicate and teach the principles of mathematics in a simple and user-friendly way, but it also supports teachers and provides them with the necessary tools to help their students develop. Workshops are arranged to assist and empower teachers with the ability to explain mathematics and educate their students, using the ‘My Maths Buddy’ books.
To date, the project has delivered seminars and workshops to over 550 teachers from more than 100 schools across South Africa with fantastic feedback from the teachers. Thanks to the project donors, over 35,000 students in South Africa have received a copy of the ‘My Maths Buddy’ dictionary- a helping aid to primary school learners, and are using this to further their mathematics education.
Petra recognises the huge importance of education to ensure the future socio-economic development of its host countries for the next generation and is proud to assist in this important programme.
The Cullinan Mine Human Resources Department distributed the ‘My Maths Buddy Dictionaries’ to grade 5 learners at Kutumela Molefe Primary School during August 2021.