Maths presents a problem for a lot of school children. It is an important subject (indeed, many schools treat maths as their ‘main’ subject or the only one that really counts) and yet there are so many children who struggle with concepts such as fractions, negative numbers, and even basic operations. This becomes a much more serious problem in high school, where learners who have not yet mastered the basics will only fall further behind.
Many people assume that maths is simply a difficult subject and that only some people are good at it. We, of course, disagree with this view.
The way we see it, maths is just another skill that anyone can learn, and eventually become good at (Einstein had to learn how to count too!). Sure, some people have more analytical minds, and maths will likely come more naturally to them. But that doesn’t mean that there is no hope for the rest of us—we just need to take a different approach, a more creative approach…
Introducing OPL Maths Lessons
We started offering free maths lessons in our area to anyone who was interested. With fun problem-solving activities and colourful resources, we managed to get our first 15 learners (ranging from Grade 2 to Grade 7) to solve maths problems on a Saturday afternoon (and enjoy it)!
To find out more about our free maths lessons (or to find out how you can get involved), you can get in touch with us at info@openplanlearning or via our Facebook page.