Over the last six years, African Maths Initiative has been holding a week-long Mathematics camp on an annual basis. The Mathematics camps have been open to High school students, Mathematics educators and researchers. Since inception, our Mathematics camp activities have extended from Kenya to Ghana, Ethiopia, and Tanzania.
These camps give students the opportunity [...]
With an all time high score of a moderated 100% in mathematics during my KCPE, I set out to high school. I was a mere 12 year old who never really cherished any form of calculations unless it was cash related. Having grown up in a business oriented setting this was extremely weird.
With no [...]
This blog post first appeared on Tablab. It is written by Indranil Das, a rising executive with Ericsson. Indranil participated in a leadership development program alongside Zach Mbasu, TabLab’s Tanzania teacher trainer and Chief Executive Officer of African Maths Initiative. This program, called Ericsson Global Perspectives, was facilitated by a team that included [...]
Numerous changes in education are sweeping through Africa and other parts of the world. The world is increasingly becoming digital in almost all aspects including, education, governance, trade among others. There has been increased calls to adopt technology in learning and teaching. This has prompted us to champion for it's adoption in schools. This photo [...]
The Maseno University first year students of MMA 106 (a service mathematics course) class in the 2012/2013 academic year used their own mobile phones to make teaching videos. Their motivation was the Khan Academy videos which they watched in the math lab to strengthen their understanding of certain concepts covered in [...]
In December, the Philedelphia police department in the United States released a csv database of major crimes (murder, rape, burglary, etc) since 2006. Since then, community software developers have been mapping the data. The community involvement is hoped to spur the future release of large city data sets.
Within the Kenyan context, we [...]
Attitude is one's perception about something. There are two types: negative and positive attitude.
Negative attitude drives away the positive energy needed to do something. for instance,many students have a negative attitude towards mathematics.
This leads to poor performance in the subject because of the perception that maths is hard. Teachers and students should work [...]
ITS YET ANOTHER YEAR BEFORE US. MOST OF US ARE HAPPY AND WITH MANY EXPECTATIONS ABOUT VARIOUS THINGS IN LIFE.SOME OF US WANT TO PURSUE VARIOUS INTERESTS IN LIFE AND MAYBE EDUCATION. BUT MY QUESTION IS THAT WHAT ARE YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS?
BEFORE A NEW YEAR STARTS,ITS ALWAYS ADVISABLE FOR TO TAKE TIME [...]
This time let me go away from computation, 27th – 29th September, 2012 marked a very good part of my life; it was my first mini Maths camp. The Mini Math-Camp was held at Amagoro in Teso district. We started our journey on Thursday at 3 pm from Maseno, taking two and half hours on [...]