What is the point of mathematics?

So earlier on today as I was scrolling through the posts made on Facebook I saw a post that has made me even more determined with my mission of changing the way our children interact with mathematics.

The post read “Mathematics never loved us, why not take it out of the curriculum completely or only allow the few learners who can do it, do it. harsh reality.”

I wouldn’t have been disturbed by the post had it come from any random person but this post came from a teacher. A mathematics teacher I assume because his post came from what seemed like frustration at the amount learners in his class who were failing to grasp mathematics concepts and as such were performing extremely badly on the subject.

I am by no means a teacher hence I really don’t have any grounds to judge this teacher who was merely feeling frustrated by the results his learners were getting. I can not imagine what it must feel like to feel helpless when you are the one who has been tasked with the immense responsibility of teaching learners who find it hard to grasp the lesson that you are sharing.

Getting back to my initial point , if a teacher can not understand the importance of mathematics in this increasingly changing world, how do I expect the learners to grasp this concept. if a teacher is unable to see how concepts learnt through mathematics can help drive innovation in our world , what about the parents? I must declare that as I write this , I am still very much perturbed by this post. But being the retinal optimist that I am , I soon realised that this is even more reason why I should not stop fighting to fulfil the purpose of Nubian Smarts. For those that don’t know at Nubian Smarts we are passionate about learning but even more than that we are passionate about changing the way our children interact with learning. We are determined to ensuring that learners, learn in a

way that is engaging for them and produces results. Learning has to be fun from foundation phase and we all have to do our part in ensuring that we remove the stereotypes associated with mathematics.

By the way the post was not all that bad because , the comments on the post made me realise that I am not the only person who believes that mathematics is important. So if you are reading this and thinking that you want to also help your child achieve better results at school using a fun and engaging mobile game, then please check out this video … https://spark.adobe.com/video/kyX2Zll31Kw8i