Only 2% of children who start school together finished matric in 2019 with a solid understanding of mathematics and the skills required to access tertiary studies in maths and science.

Our approach solves the problem by focusing on grade 7 learners through running after-school maths classes and preservice teachers through a yearlong teaching internship

What We Do

At Numeric, we believe that intervening in high school is too late.

This is evidenced by the last Annual National Assessments (ANA) where Grade 3 learners scored an average of 56% in mathematics, Grade 6 learners scored an average of 43%, and Grade 9 learners scored an average of only 11% in mathematics. An intervention at the primary school level is clearly necessary if our learners are to have a chance at success in high school. That is why our interventions focus on the last year of primary school – our work allows more learners to leave primary school with a solid foundation and confidence in basic mathematics, enabling them to choose pure mathematics and be more successful in high school mathematics, thereby gaining access to tertiary studies and gainful employment beyond schools.

Latest News

September 9, 2022

2022 Annual team retreat

At the end of the first term, Numeric held its first team retreat in 2 years. This was an exciting opportunity for us to officially welcome […]
February 2, 2022

Numeric’s evaluation highlights the learning losses created by COVID-19 in maths education in peri-urban South African schools.

This report by Bianca Bohmer uses Numeric’s evaluation results to analyse the impact of COVID-19 school closures on maths education for grade 6 and 7 learners […]
August 9, 2021

Numeric celebrates new CEO, Sibonelo Nongcula

9 August marks National Women’s Day in South Africa, a pivotal day to commemorate the 1956 march of approximately 20000 women to the Union Buildings in […]

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