The purpose of MathsUp is to provide practitioners/teachers with bite-size Maths content that is delivered daily, Monday to Friday, through message reminders. MathsUp guides users through 10 weeks of Maths per term that is aligned to and supports the Mathematics content of the National Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS).
The app includes fun activities that encourage problem solving and investigation. It includes beautiful images, Maths vocabulary, questions and additional information for further exploration of Maths concepts. The app also provides tips for practitioners/teachers on how to involve parents in their children’s Maths learning at home.
Stories and rhymes are recorded for easy listening in preparation for reading to the children. Suggested activities encourage play-based, active teaching and learning and the user-friendly navigation gives quick access to posters, activities and information on why it is important to teach the content for the week. A direct link allows practitioners/teachers to share information in the app with parents, colleagues and friends.
The MathsUp app was developed by The Reach Trust, and the Maths content by RED INK’s early years Maths programme, funded by the Innovation Edge.
The first 10 weeks of MathsUp content will be piloted with 50 practitioners in the Eastern Cape, and will be available in English.