Who has been supporting Mathematics & Science Dictionaries to Learners?

While some schools can afford to give dictionaries to their learners, many children rely on getting these mathematics and science learning aids from generous sponsors.

Here are some of the organisations that are facilitating this.


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Jurumani Solutions

Since 2014, Jurumani Solutions (a telecoms company) has helped thousands of South African maths, science and technology learners with these subjects, increasing the numbers of learners able to enter careers in STEM including the field of ICT (Information Communications Technology).



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Mr. Jacobs and grade 4 learners at Gelvan Park Primary School

Mr. Jacobs and grade 4 learners at Gelvan Park Primary School


Edupeg, an in-classroom support and mentoring organization, provided MNST dictionaries to some of the schools they support. The teachers used these materials to support their learners.



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Govan Mbeki Maths Development Centre at NMU

The GMMDC provides interactive multi-language support for CAPS mathematics teaching and learning as part of their TouchTutor® digital mathematics resource material.

The language support is embedded as one of many innovative functions of the TouchTutor® digital mathematics software package for Android devices. When used with Tablets or mobile phones, the TouchTutor® package allows users flexible anytime access to mathematics language support while engaging with its interactive offline techno-blended mathematics tutoring functions.

Touch Tutot Choosing the language in which support is required Screen View of Touch Tutor




ISASA Bursary Students

The ISASA Mathematics and English Programme is an initiative that awards bursaries to disadvantaged black learners to attend ISASA member schools. This allows them to boost their chances of obtaining quality passes in Mathematics, English and Physical Science.

The M & E Programme has ordered the Maths and the Science “Understand, using your Language” bilingual books for all their bursary learners in their preferred mother tongue language. These have proved to be an invaluable aid in assisting learners to become familiar with the terminology, understand the concepts and make it easier to answer questions in Maths and Science. These books were an obvious choice to supplement the learners’ other resources provided by the Programme.

College Students

Kearsney College bursary students with their Maths and Science dictionaries

Student with Science Dictionary




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LEAP School for Science and Maths, Grade 10 learners

LEAP School for Science and Maths
Grade 10 learners are delighted with the maths dictionaries in English and isiXhosa

Rotary Club of Newlands

The Rotary Club of Newlands has generously donated “Understand Maths and Science grades 8-12” Dictionaries in English and isiXhosa to help many learners in Langa (Western Cape).
They have done this to support two organisations and small sample-groups of the learners benefitting can be seen in the photos on the left and below.

Learners at Ithemba Lethu after-school centre Learners at Ithemba Lethu after-school centre
Ithemba Lethu after-school centre
Learners get much-needed science and maths help at this after-school centre




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Rotary Club of Colesberg

Grade 3 learners of Colesberg Primary School

The Rotary Club of Colesberg donated books to the top Grade 3 learners of Colesberg Primary School. They received the books at the beginning of their Grade 4 year.
The Rotary Club of Colesberg hopes that the books will enable the learners to keep up their good academic performance.




Learning to the Max / Denel Dynamics Saturday School

Learning to the Max runs a successful Saturday School programme, sponsored by Denel Dynamics, for grade 10 to 12 maths and science learners. They make dictionaries available to the learners in their classes.

Denel Dynamics Saturday School learners Denel Dynamics Saturday School learners using a science dictionary



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UniZulu Science Centre

UniZulu Science Centre Workshop

The UniZulu Science Centre used Grade 8-12 Bilingual Science Dictionaries to great effect during this workshop, after which the Science teachers kept the books as their own resources.



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Cape Town Science Centre

On 14 September 2017, the Cape Town Science Centre hosted the Chevron Science Quest competition. The Science Quest had 80 participants from different schools across the Metro-North Education District of the Western Cape. The highest performers were awarded different prizes on the day according to their scores in the tests and activities. Furthermore, all 80 participants got science dictionaries- Understand Science Grades 8-12 using your language: IsiXhosa and English from Ithuta books for use at school. The prizes were greatly appreciated by the learners.
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The Chevron Science Quest was sponsored by Chevron South Africa (Pty) Limited as part of its Chevron Schools Programme.



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Ethekwini Municipality


INK ABM (Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu Area Based Management) of the eThekwini Municipality promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, Accounting and Mathematics (STEAM) amongst the schools in these three areas, in line with South Africa’s national government policy of addressing scarce skills.

International Mother Language Day, 21 February 2017, was celebrated on the theme "Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education." On this day, the maths and science dictionaries were distributed to the Language HODs and teachers representing the school libraries. Unfortunately no photograph is available.



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