Making a Difference …

Our vision

The My Maths Buddy One Book One Learner Project focuses directly on the key area of education that stimulates the economy – Mathematics, it’s understanding and results in schools.  The project is an South African Mathematics Foundation initiative.

We are passionate about South Africa, its people and the prosperity of the country’s economy. We want to see our country and all the people in it winning.

Ask yourself a question: What world would you like your child to live in when he or she grows up? A world with plenty of opportunity, where everyone can flourish and prosper or a world full of misery, torn apart by conflicts, wars and poverty? I am sure you will choose the first option.

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For it to happen, the economy of the country has to grow.

What are the roots of a good and growing economy? The primary root is good EDUCATION especially such subjects as Maths and Science. The more children are well educated at school, the more students we will have in university who are not going to drop out during the first two years. The more good students we have, the more specialists and professionals we will have – good medical doctors who can help people, good engineers who can build proper structures and so on. The more qualified and professional specialists we have in the country the more products those specialists will produce. And this is their contribution to a growing economy.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation in Europe (OECD) found that Maths results directly impact on the economic well-being of a nation, which reflects in the GDP (Gross Domestic Product).

They showed – based on their investigation – that where the Maths results are steadily declining, the country has a steadily declining economy or GDP. And in those countries where Maths results were good the economy was benefiting and the GDP was growing. It’s not to say that it’s only Maths that causes it, but it has a significant effect on any economy. Fascinating!

Did you know that 158 professions require a knowledge of core Maths?

For our economy to grow and for our country to prosper we need many qualified specialists such as engineers, doctors, scientists, pilots, teachers, etc. Our vision is to help the educators of South Africa to create such specialists for South Africa and for our bright future!

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Background

The latest World Economic Forum Global Information Technology report 2014 shows South Africa has the worst quality of mathematics and science education of all 148 countries surveyed.

With such poor performance in matric, there is a dire shortage of students applying for the more technical areas at Universities which does not bode well for South Africa.

In 2013, ninety-six percent of grade nines in South Africa achieved 50% or less in a national mathematics benchmarking test. In 2014, the average for that benchmark test for Grade 9’s was 10%.

The biggest challenge is to make maths and science exciting and popular for school pupils AND to get the results stably above 50%.

To continue to read on about specifics of the project click here.

How this is done is bringing understanding and affinity for mathematics at school level and doing it now. Our economy needs it, our businesses need it and we need it for our future.

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Better Maths results  = a better economy = a better life for all! Join our project today!

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Project Partners Honour Roll

Petra Diamonds

Petra Diamonds

BP

BP

HCI Foundation

HCI Foundation

SA Employers Guild

SA Employers Guild

CompAir South Africa

CompAir South Africa

SA Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

SA Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

Lombard Insurance

Lombard Insurance

Old Mutual Property

Old Mutual Property

General Electric South Africa

General Electric South Africa

Tonkin Clacey Attorneys

Tonkin Clacey Attorneys

True North Developments

True North Developments

Probuild Construction Group

Probuild Construction Group

Balwin Properties

Balwin Properties

Fyfer Inc.

Fyfer Inc.

Corobrik

Corobrik

Mindcor Executive Search

Mindcor Executive Search

Community Assisting Schools (CAS)

Community Assisting Schools (CAS)

AESSEAL

AESSEAL

Throughput Technologies

Throughput Technologies

Mark White Nissan

Mark White Nissan

KC Tool Hire CC

Morshead Securities (Pty) Ltd

Hendali Steynberg Project Management cc

'O Galito Restaurant

Gary Rom Hair Salon

Tumelang Mission

Independent Bond Originators

Van Deventer and Thoabala Inc

Out The box Reality

Diocese of Pretoria