OMO washes out myth about math

LIMPOPO – On Friday last week, the OMO Ready for Life Maths Challenge, a national school competition aimed at empowering learners with tools to learn essential mathematics skills, was held at Lafata Primary School in Lebowakgomo to drive positive change in the area of education.

OMO Ambassador, Esther Matsemela, demonstrated to educators how to access Fast Kids Maths, which forms an integral part of the initiative and is an interactive online learning platform for mobile phones, tablet devices and desktop browsers that seeks to expose children aged seven to university entrance to the foundations of mathematics.

She said they have already visited 14 schools in Limpopo and are still going to other areas. The competition runs from 13 February to 10 April this year.

School Principal, Mmapula Maluleke said she believes the school will do well using the Fast Kids Maths online platform. “We have three mathematics educators here and I trust they have learnt how to use the app and teach learners online. I also believe that this initiative will eradicate the notion that makes learners hate mathematics and science. The school has produced professionals who are currently occupying top positions in government,” said Maluleke.

“Encapsulated in the ethos of the Bright Future Vision for South Africa, Unilever is helping to create a brighter future for all South Africans,” said Ryan George, Senior Assistant Brand Manager for OMO.

A grade seven learner, Tertia Selepe said he intends to take mathematics seriously and defy the attitude that it is a difficult subject. “I want to be a doctor,” he said.

Ofentse Mosebejane, a grade seven learner said he took an interest in maths and science subjects because he wants to become a heart surgeon.

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