April 8, 2008

Mobile phones to teach Math to Girls

Nokia, together with the The Department of Education and non-profit organisation Mindset Network, has released M4Girls. [via

"The pilot project uses Nokia 6300 mobile phones loaded with educational material to help improve the mathematics performance of Grade 10 girl learners in two different schools.

... The South African Department of Education is on a drive to improve proficiency in key subjects like maths among students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds, in particular girls, who tend to perform worse than their male counterparts in this subject."

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