Maths Game a Hit with Students

Maths Game a Hit with Students

Students huddle around a game of Morabaraba being played on one of the stands sponsored by Tshwane University of Technology.

Students huddle around a game of Morabaraba being played on one of the stands sponsored by Tshwane University of Technology.

There is little doubt that a development plan that benefits all the parties involved, is a development plan that is bound to succeed, and Mind Sports SA believes its development plan backed by Ramlodi Outdoor Advertising can put together an exciting and dynamic programme, where everyone wins.

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is an affiliate of the South African Confederation of Sport and Olympic Committee, and is responsible for the good governance and promotion of Historical figure games (also known as wargames), Board games (such as Diplomacy, Checkers, Draughts, Morabaraba, etc), and Computer games (whether they are played on ‘cell phones, Sony® PSP’s, personal computers or similar).

The programme is based on open-air game stands at schools, which receive a monthly payment while the game stand is sponsored, and MSSA is focussed on ensuring that the games played in an ever increasing number of schools. 

The Morabaraba game stand, which has been used to develop strong mathematical skills.

The Morabaraba game stand, which has been used to develop strong mathematical skills.

The programme’s official rollout has been aided by the Tshwane University of Technology, which has sponsored a number of game stands being distributed to schools, beginning at Pretoria West High, where a delighted Headmistress Rita Coetzee took delivery of the first two stands. 

As soon as the stands were positioned in the quad, learners descended en masse to the game stands and began to play. Only when the bell ran signifying the end of break did the learners leave the stands.

Steven Kekana of Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) was also delighted with the response of the learners to the game stands, as the game of Morabaraba is well known to have a strong linear mathematical background, and has previously been used by Tshwane University of Technology to identify learners who have strong mathematical skills.

Additional stands will be set up at schools in Benoni, Johannesburg, Witbank, Nelspruit, Attridgeville, and Mamelodi within the month. For further details on the development programme, please contact the writer.

For information on the game stands, please contact Leon de Beer at (012) 333 8197, by fax at 086 620 0749, or via e-mail: ramlodi@nol.co.za. You can also visit the Ramlodi website.

Mind Sports SA President Colin Webster can be reached at (011) 828 4994, faxed at 086 641 7313, or reached by e-mail at mindsportssa@iafrica.com, while the official Mind Sports website is another option.

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