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Why Tanzania students have morbid fear of Maths

Full article on http://www.dailynews.co.tz/columnist/?n=10552&cat=columnist

Knowing that a good grounding in maths is a pre-requisite to excelling in most subjects, this article challenges us all to figure ways and means of encouraging the children to adopt a more positive attitude towards maths. Still

KK

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  1. Stakeholder
    June 16, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I believe everyone in Tanzania should have the spirit of selflessness if we are to ever make headway in anything especially education. The Head teacher in Morogoro is an exemplary figure worth emulating. Sometimes it is not what you have in life that matters but what you can give back.

  2. Stakeholder
    June 16, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Some of the ways for encouraging the love for maths is through games, puzzles and similar activities which would challenge the minds of the young ones. Educationists…what is your advise?

    • September 13, 2011 at 11:53 pm

      Do you have ideas that computer games can be developed for? I have been using TuxMath to help my sister’s kids learn basic maths and it seems to be working, so Stakeholder you could be on to something good there.

  3. September 13, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Kotin,

    I am working on localizing the video on the http://www.khanacademy.org/ and see if we can make use of they can be helpful. I know the challenge is how to distribute them. But for now I am working on localizing them and we will see how to distribute them.

    I will keep you posted

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