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Weclome to MathU CSI

Welcome to the MathU CSI Project, a measurable, accountable and impactful way for your company to invest their CSI budget in addressing South Africa’s educational challenges – specifically, in using technology to put age- and skill level-appropriate, curriculum compatible math’s in the hands of learners, wherever they are.

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The MathU CSI Project is an initiative which enables companies to meaningfully invest in the future of the youth by advancing education in less fortunate areas. The initiative gives school children access to a mobile device preloaded with the MathU Infinity application, this application has all the required content to pass mathematics and physical science. The integrated MathU elements combine to form a world-class educational tool which students can use to learn mathematics and physical science at their own pace, at home and at school.

 

The project has been specifically designed to meet Africa’s unique geographical and intermittent internet connectivity challenges. The app has split the functionality to allow learners to access their exercises and assessments of the MathU Infinity platform with no data connectivity and thus ensuring constant access to work.

Students get the following tools:

A Mobile device

Each student added to the CSI program will receive an approved Android device. 

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App and Content

Each device is preloaded with the MathU Infinity App and all the needed content required for Math and Science. This content is located on the device and is accessible offline.

Solar Charger

To ensure the student does not fall behind or be hindered by electricity constraints each one will receive a solar charger.

SIM card

Each device is allocated a SIM card, this will allow the student to receive and use data for the concept videos and Connect To Tutor functions.

Connect To Tutor

With the device and SIM allocation the student can now enjoy the online functionality. Each CSI Student will receive access to the online tutoring function. This will allow them to be helped by highly skilled educators from any where by a click of a button.

MathU starter pack

Each CSI student will receive a MathU branded starter pack containing all the necessary items to set them up for their academic journey.

Sponsor functionality and access:

Dashboard Data

Each student enrolled will be added to the relevant dashboard group. This allows access to the sponsoring entity to monitor the students progress and see how well they are doing and how much effort they are putting towards their goal. As the dashboard is a live environment, tracking and reporting can happen at any time.

Sponsor functionality and access

MDM (Mobile Device Management)

A device management system allows the admin/entity to allow and deactivate the device functions. By using a MDM, MathU can ensure the devices are use only as intended and manage the data usage. Students who preform well can have access to more functions as incentive. The MDM also shows where the devices are and when last they have been used.

CSI Results

The following statistics illustrate the results that have been drawn from student data over the past 4 years of our CSI project.

2017

increase in

Mathematics

 

pass rate

For Mathematics

 

maximum increase in

Mathematics mark after using the App

 

out of 11 matric scholars

currently studying engineering at WITS and UJ

 

increase in

Physical Science mark

 

pass rate

for Physical Science

 

maximum increase in

Physical Science mark after using the App

 

out of 11 matric scholars

qualified for technical fields at tertiary institutions

 

2018

42%

of learners

average shift in marks: 32%

average percentage shift in marks: 400%

greatest improvement  was 5% to 41%

19%

of learners

average shift in marks: 30%

average percentage shift in marks: 400%

greatest improvement was 3% to 33%

39%

of learners

average shift in marks: 32%

average percentage shift in marks: 155%

greatest improvement was 7% to 29%

2019

completed

Exercises

 

viewed

Most memos

 

grade 12

Distinctions

 

watched

Concept videos

 

preloaded

MathU devices

 

2020

15%

average improvement in grades

92%

of students improved their scores

38%

of students improved their score with 20% or more

22%

average improvement in grades

94%

of students improved their scores

38%

of students improved their score with 30% or more

WHERE WE ARE NOW

2021 RESULTS

59.8%

Gr10 student average for Mathematics

54.6%

Gr11 student average for Mathematics

55.5%

Gr12 student average for Mathematics

79.2%

Gr10 student average for Physical Science

52.2%

Gr11 student average for Physical Science

31.4%

Gr12 student average for Physical Science

videos watched

memos viewed

assessments written

pathways created

Another Success Story

Sbonelo Gama

One student deserves special mention, Sbonelo Gama, Sbonelo was part of another one of MathU’s successful CSI projects. Sbonelo won the subject award for Technical Mathematics in KwaZulu-Natal in 2021, scoring an amazing 93% average after using the MathU application for only a few months. Sbonelo managed to improve his marks from 78% all the way to his amazing achievement. Sbonelo was selected for Toyota’s Future of Manufacturing program which is a full scholarship to help pave the way to his bright future.

Sbonelo did not have it easy growing up, living on his own, fending for himself, and getting himself through school. The addition of MathU in his life has meant that he has been able to steer himself in a new and better direction.

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Principals and Teacher Testimonials

Mr. L Mahlong

by the Principle at Acudeo College: Thornview

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Mr. Maligana

by the Principle at Kwena Molapo High School

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Student Testimonials

“I’m here to testify about how much the MathU app helped me to prepare for my final year exam.

I was struggling with mathematics since the beginning of Grade 10 due to the lost time in Grade 9 because of the pandemic. The MathU device helped cover all the topics I didn’t grasp and I managed to improve my results above 50%. I believe if the sponsorship continues I will have the opportunity to score even better than my previous mark.”

Ennock Baleni (Grade 10 2021, Kwena Molapo Comprehensive Farm School)

“MathU app helped me a lot. Schoolwork comes as a challenge to most students especially when you don’t have any resources to help you. So with MathU, you get help for free with tutorial videos where they briefly explain how to tackle a problem you are facing.”

”The interesting part is that the app has exercises and assessments which you can do at home as practice while completing your work if you have a problem or don’t understand you can ask a question and you’ll get your answers from your ticket section(Ask A Tutor), that was my favourite part of the app, including video memorandums. Getting the app made my life and teachers’ life better of which I knew every topic we were going to do.”

Mmabonyana Moeketsi (Grade 10 2021, Kwena Molapo Comprehensive Farm School)

FAQs

What is the MathU CSI Project?

The MathU CSI Project is an initiative which enables companies to meaningfully invest into the future of the youth by advancing education in less fortunate areas. The initiative gives school children access to a a starter kit that will contain all the tools needed for their academic success and access to the MathU platforms to further advance their skills in mathematics and science.

How can my company get involved with the Project?

Your company can partner up with MathU in our CSI Project as a sponsor, enabling us to equip students in a school of your choosing, or we can suggest a school based on need.

What makes the MathU CSI Project unique?

The MathU CSI project has been specifically designed to meet Africa’s unique challenge of bringing the best educators to the remote or under privaledged areas. By equiping students with a device they now have access to all their acedemic work and help 24/7.

Things like geographical and intermittent internet connectivity challenges, are overcome by a world-class educational tool which students can use to learn mathematics and physical science at their own pace, at home and at school, without the need for data connectivity.

Who can I contact if I have any more questions?

You can refer to the ‘Contact Us’ section of our page, where you can either submit your query or email our team directly.