Facts & Figures.
Data from surveys and interviews with teachers and triangulated with data from principals and district officials, provides evidence that the Integrated Maths Project increased the quality of Maths teaching and learning in schools.
Teachers learnt how to interpret the data produced by learners using Maths Curriculum Online (MCO) to identify gaps in learning in whole classes or individuals, to identify where learners are struggling, and through the Professional Learning Communities, to develop strategies to address these areas. The data also indicates that teachers developed greater confidence in their conceptual understanding and pedagogical knowledge, increasing their pedagogical content knowledge and interest in Maths through their participation in the project.
The data analysis further indicates that learners developed greater agency the longer they participated in MCO and were exposed through repeat use, to the immediate feedback from the system. District officials indicated that learners’ attainment in Maths increased by up to 15% during 2017-2018 and attributed this to MCO use. Learners attitude towards the subject and confidence in their Maths abilities also increased during this period.
The data analysis also provided irrefutable evidence that the IMP achieved change by contributing to the development of a culture of teaching and learning."
Integrated Maths Project Evaluation (2016-18), Dr I. Tarling (Comic Relief/DFID funded Project)
"Maths, which was once seen as an unconquerable mountain, has now been seen as something achievable and within reach. Maths is now fun and engaging."
Feedback on MCO impact - Grade 6 Teacher
"I like to calculate the sums that Brain Quests (online weekly activities) give me to work out and I like that I learn new stuff on Maths Curriculum Online (MCO).
I also like it because if I get an answer wrong then MCO will give me the correct answer when I submit and then I will write it down in my book so that next time when I get something similar and then I will know how to work it out.
MCO also helps me improve in my Maths and sometimes I can help my family members with their Maths work."
"I could identify content that learners are struggling with much easier, hence I could plan better for future lessons containing certain content."