The Harry Oscar Triguboff Institute + the Matific Company = more math in the Negev

June 26, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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At the end of the first year of their program to advance mathematics studies in the Negev, the Harry Oscar Triguboff Institute and the Matific Company are expanding the program with additional students, creating another regional anchor for innovative learning. Matific is an innovative program for mathematics studies.

Shalom Norman (check shirt) with pupils       Photo: Triguboff Institute

The Mathematic Learning Centre, an innovative learning space was inaugurated yesterday as part of the “Ten Fingers” program at the “Hagar” bilingual school in Be’er Sheva. The program was established with the assistance of the Triguboff Institute, Leon Kamenev, and JNF Australia, and includes advanced technological aids, study areas and professional training for the teaching staff.

The program is based on the “Ten Fingers” program of Matific. In the inaugural year, all second grade students began the program; next year, the program will be expanded to 250 students. The space and program cooperate with other schools in the area, as well as with the nearby communities.

Maths at work    Photo: Triguboff Institute

At the bilingual school in Be’er Sheva, Jewish and Arab students learn together, with a combined Jewish-Arab  teaching staff. The school believes in learning through personal and group action and research, a principle which is also expressed in the new mathematics program. The school centers on self-guided exploration, hands-on learning and collaborative projects.Hagar works to adapt the Ministry of Education’s curriculum and standards to facilitate bilingualism and multiculturalism.

Appropriately, the final event of the Mathematics Championship took place in the Negev Bedouin community of Segev Shalom on June 25, 2018. Approximately 2,000 third and sixth graders from various elementary schools participated in the competition. The final stage of the competition included 100 students from which three winners were selected at the ceremony. The Mathematics Championship marks the end of the “Ten-Finger program” year, run by the Technology Center in the Segev Shalom Community Center, established in 2017 by Leon Kamenev.

Certificates were also given to ten graduates who qualified as instructors for the program.

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