Crypto Giant members together with the founder of Under Twenty Mathematicians programme, Professor Jean Lubuma participated in Mathematics awareness initiative that target high school Learners. The aim of the project is to identify schools where there is a lack of information about tertiary education opportunities and careers in Mathematics, and to identify the learners which they can groom into pursuing a career in Mathematical Sciences.
In 2014, the group saw a need to pay it forward since they’d gained much from others. Thus they started tutoring classes for calculus and linear algebra to first year students every Saturday morning. This is where they identified the gap that existed between high school mathematics and first year mathematics. Some students struggled with problem solving approaches, others weren’t even sure why they were there and most concerning was the deteriorating love of Mathematics. Some members of the group also identified with the struggles that the students were facing.
The implementation phase of the project kicked off on 20 February 2015 in Soshanguve with the matric candidates of Reitumetse High School. On 21 February, the team hosted grade 9-12 learners of Future Comprehensive School from Limpopo.
We are excited for this project and cannot wait to see the impact it will have on the lives we come across.
“Be the change you want to see in the world” ~ Mahatma Gandhi .