MATHS AND LITERACY
Our partnership with Zamuthule School has continued year on year with the emphasis on Maths Literacy.
The Grades Four and Five learners meet with Frances Baines’ volunteers on a weekly basis to be challenged in their
Knowledge of foundational principles in Maths. The volunteers focus on familiarity with tables and Maths homework
Where learners are encouraged to understand the principles they are working with rather than only complete their
Homework for the day.
Once again, the learners are assessed using a pre and posttest to assess whether the intervention has had any
Impact. This year the learners completed the standard test much quicker than at the beginning of the year, indicating
Increased familiarity with the tables and mathematical basics.
Numeracy 
Mathematical skills 
Ability to subtract and add using worksheets – fewer miscalculations 


Add and subtract using an abacus 


Much less aid required in calculations 


Repeated mathematical mistakes identified and corrected 


Worksheets completed in less time 


The older children are now able to answer mathematical flash 


The older children find it easy to fill in the mathematical worksheets 

When doing Maths with the children at the beginning of the year many of them did not know how to use an abacus and they were unable to answer the sums 
As we did more and more Maths, the children learnt how to use 