Maths board games: local businessman creates world's first

2011-11-02 00:00

LOCAL businessman Sandeep Seeth has created a world-first series of maths board games to assist school pupils with the challenging subject.

The African Intellect company devised a series of Foonda-Mat1x board games in accordance with the Department of Education’s maths curriculum.

Seeth said the games offer a fun way for parents to help children improve fundamental numeracy skills.

“I am a father who is concerned about the minister of education’s statement on the numeracy crisis on all school levels.

“This is what motivated me to come up with this game to help debunk the myth that maths is difficult. Whilst we cannot exclude computer technology, millions of learners will not enjoy access to this tool.

“The board games promote learning from a different perspective” explained Seeth.

To demonstrate the games effectiveness, Seeth played the game with his case study and ten year old daughter, Tashrini.

“I was not good at times tables and slow in solving equations before playing the game, but now I can multiply fast and my maths work has improved,” said Tashrini.

For further information on the game, which costs R300, visit www.africanintellect.com.

• thandiwe.jumo@witness.com

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