Integrated Maths Programme

A comprehensive mathematics development program that integrates online student activities and assessments, teacher professional development, student performance analysis, targeted student support, school management development, and the facilitation of professional learning communities.
2012South Africa

CEI Plus Status

Program Results Status
Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting
School supportGreen Shoots Education Services Primary

Location Data

Western Cape Cape Town MetropolePeri-Urban, Rural, Urban

The aim of the Integrated Maths Programme (IMP) is to enhance the quality of Maths education through the use of ICT. This IMP program blends a structured online maths courses, online assessments, real-time individual learner tracking and regular performance analysis, teacher professional development courses and school management mentoring. 

The goals of this program are to:

  • Improve learners' attitudes toward mathemetics so they become confident, enthusiastic and willing take ownership of their learning
  • Improve learners' math skills and so individual & school results increase
  • Equip teachers to confidently use IT to deliver Maths and show a change in pedagogy to use IT effectively in class
  • Increase the use of data to evaluate Maths teaching and learning which leads to increased support and collaboration amongst Maths teachers in schools/clusters
  • Have Education District Officials and school management use the learner performance data to plan their goal and any support for teachers & schools

The IMP targets learners in the Primary & Lower Secondary to ensure that they receive a comprehensive foundation in Maths. Learners have at least 2 hours a week of their Maths lessons delivered through on online courses.

Student performance analysis is conducted twice per semester using extensive online reporting and analysis tools which give the school management and teachers a high-level overview of current student performance. These tools offer the ability to easily collect and analyze teacher, grade, class, and individual student data. Curriculum planners and teachers can make informed educational and operational decisions based on this real-time information. Teachers can track class and student progress using assessment data and easily group learners to provide individualized teaching based on particular areas of need. Professional Learning Communities are facilitated between schools to allow for sharing of best practices and peer to peer support.

Curriculum content analysis by the GSES IMP provides data on a per child, per class, and per topic basis to inform the effectiveness of the curriculum and the teaching methodologies used. This analysis is accessible to department heads and teachers. Professional Learning Communities are facilitated between schools to allow for sharing of best practices and peer to peer support.

As part of the IMP GSES trains young individuals living in the communities where the schools are located.  These Technical teaching Assistants (TTAs) are enrolled to support the math teachers in such a way that the teachers develop confidence in the use of ITs. These TTAs become part of the immediate school community with a clearly defined career path.

All Green Shoots projects have a strong emphasis on their sustainability beyond the life of the Project. Green Shoots recognizes that investing in developing young people from within the communities it serves provides not just sustainability but much needed upliftment. This is a 2-3 year program that ensures the institutionalisation of these new practices into the school and the sustainability of the program.

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