Towermaths focus on the foundational numeracy skills in pre-primary and primary school and therefore concentrate on Grade R to Grade 3. It is a breakthrough in teaching mathematics and developed by Prof. Koop Lubbinge over a period of 15 years. Our aim is to teach mathematics in a fun way in order to get rid of any fear for numbers. We need to get parents to take responsibility for their child’s future by giving them the opportunity to develop mathematical skills at as early as the age of 4 or 5.
Our Unique Methodology
Our method is based on the latest neurological research on how the brain functions using brain scans. We concentrate on the development phase of the learner’s brain between ages 4 and 9. For more info refer to the academic principles.
Towermaths is a unique method of teaching mathematics and focusing on the foundation stage in a leaner’s development. The Department of Education agreed to implement Towermaths in 4 schools at the beginning of 2017. We get excellent feedback from teachers and principals and they just want to proceed with our mentoring.
Towermaths methodology teaches learners to understand mathematics like a language such as English, Afrikaans or Xhosa.
Learners are taught to visualize numbers, just as they are taught to visualize a cat or any other object, and recognize them by name. This includes the number “0”. They are taught to build a number tower. Each number has a unique position on the tower. They learn how to use +, – and =.This is the basis for further development. Learners see the picture of the mathematical equation.
Towermaths can be taught from as young as an age of four years. It is suitable for all persons who would like to become numerate.
Our aim is to have 1000 000 learners on this program in 2020. In order to do this we need mentors to assist us with training. The business model will be an agency with a mentor or more than one. The only vehicle to reach people immediately will be through mentors. If you think that you might be one of the above please contact us through the mentor application section on the home page.
Towermaths will provide feedback on a monthly basis to parents in terms of progress of the learner and communication will take place electronically. Testing will be done on a monthly basis with feedback.
It is without a doubt the best long-term investment in the future of our children and of our country.