WHAT WE DO WITH LET’S THINK MATHS
The Let’s Think approach uses maths to improve a child’s ability to think logically.
It is a programme that focuses on questioning, collaborative work, problem solving, independent learning and creating awareness and understanding of one’s own thought processes.
WHY IS THAT IMPORTANT?
Research conducted in the UK indicates that:
- numeracy is even more closely related to well-being and socio-economic achievement than is literacy.
- The study estimated that poor levels of numeracy in adults is costing the UK economy £20 billion a year in lost productivity and opportunity.
Numeracy levels in many countries, including the USA and South Africa, are far worse than those in the UK.
- Statistics show that massive unemployment and widening levels of inequality lead to increased levels of crime as well as widespread social disintegration.
- A lack of agency leads to a culture of entitlement.
In the modern economy, improving agency and numeracy is teaching people to fish.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
We support non-profit organisations, communities, parents and teachers in the development of extra-curriculum after school Let’s Think Maths programs for school children from K to Grade 10.
WHY LET’S THINK MATHS
We use the Let’s Think Maths proghramme as our vehicle, because numerous research papers published over a thirty-year period have shown that the effects of Let’s Think Math are:
- permanent, i.e. do not fade with time,
- has a positive impact on all the child’s subjects. i.e. not only on mathematics,
- proven to have a significant effect on children’s capabilities with even a moderate exposure,
- replicable across the world, e.g. in the UK, Finland and South Africa and
- without good thinking skills and mathematics, our children will never build up STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.) 🙂
- after school mathematics programs will always be needed.
Our team has many years of experience in building, running, monitoring and improving on math clubs in the most trying circumstances.
Our Director of Education, Dr Debbie Stott, has her doctorate in education.
Complementing our education team is a group of seasoned professionals in project management, business development, operations and marketing. They bring extensive international exposure, as well as experience in the successful delivery of complex multi-disciplinary projects.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR THE CHILDREN
Let’s Think children are encouraged to develop personal agency, learn logic, use initiative, develop problem-solving ability, develop perseverance, build confidence and of course, to learn the foundations of mathematics.
These skills will help them build better lives for themselves, right now and into the future.
SPREADING THE LOAD
We work with universities, schools, non-profit organisations, companies, teachers, parents, communities, religious organisations, children and departments of education.
We realise that to solve this problem we need to get everyone on board – including you 🙂
BUILDING A MOVEMENT
We believe in paying it forward. Our children are taught to help their friends, siblings and parents learn how to do simple maths and problem solving.
The purpose is to develop a culture of agency and numeracy within low income communities.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU
More productive people with greater levels of agency and numeracy, mean a more productive economy, which adds up to a better life for us all.
Why agonize over crime, the economy and the environment, when you can join the team that is changing your future for the better.