The "Math Yes We Can" Program

The “Math Yes We Can” program is designed to upgrade the math skills of students enrolled in high school. The program targets students in grades 8, 9, 10 and 11, who due to a variety of reasons have fallen behind in their basic math skills and have therefore been placed in math courses that do not lead to a future in post secondary education as opposed to the challenging academic math courses required for post secondary education.

The program consists of the following key elements:

  1. A series of workbooks entitled “The Language of Mathematics” designed and authored by Rahael Koshy Jalan, to enable students to learn the concepts that form the foundations of mathematics and be guided back to challenging academic math courses required for post secondary education. These workbooks span the basic high school math curriculum and are designed to introduce the student to mathematical concepts in a manner that is easy to understand. Successful completion of the entire series of workbooks has been found to instill confidence in the students, enabling them to transfer to the challenging academic math stream.
  2. The teachers and tutors involved with delivering the “Math Yes We Can” curriculum participate in a teacher training program designed to familiarize them with “The Language of Mathematics” workbooks.

 

Our Mission

To advance education by providing a comprehensive program in mathematics fundamentals, an essential building block for success in Science, Technology, Engineering, and other areas of learning which require a solid foundation in Mathematics.

Eagles of Tomorrow

 

Founded by Rahael Koshy Jalan.

The objective of Eagles of Tomorrow is to advance education by providing a comprehensive program in mathematics fundamentals and enable high school students to succeed in Mathematics

Eagles of Tomorrow
Africa

Spearheaded by Vimbai Nyatsambo.

The goal of Eagles of Tomorrow Africa is to expand the “Math Yes We Can” Program in Africa and provide enhanced educational opportunities for children in impoverished areas of Africa with a focus on mathematics and science.

Initial Results

Britannia Secondary School, Vancouver, Canada
2004-2005

“At the end of the 3rd reporting period, (March 2005), the highest score 86%(A) was achieved by an Aboriginal student, 5 students earned the letter grade B, 1 student earned C+, 5 students earned C, 2 students earned C-, and 3 students earned I.

In my 16 years of teaching, I cannot recall any other “essentials” classes (Low level math course for students designated with disabilities) that I’ve taught to have had such a phenomenal marks distribution.”

The result? Out of the 16 students in the pilot Grade 8 class, 13 passed the final exam. When the same exam was given to the school's enriched math class, those advanced students scored only five per cent higher on average than her pilot class of students in the lower level math course.

- From Report by Class Teacher, Math Essentials 8 and 9, Britannia Secondary

“For me personally, the math workshops have invigorated my teaching; after each workshop I return to my classes feeling more knowledgeable about math concepts and teaching math. I take into my classes both new teaching methods and increased optimism about my students’ ability to achieve. As an indicator of this, about 40% of my class achieved 100% in their Unit 1 Math Exam - it was so great to see students asking for a copy of their exam to take home to show their parents”

- Department Head, Alternate Programs, Britannia Secondary (April 3, 2005)

South Africa Results
2009

“Maths: YES WE CAN!” Pilot Project Report Group Improvement: The highest mark on the initial assessment test taken in September 2009 was 37 per cent, while the group average mark was 9%. By the end of the six weeks most of the learners had completed two-and-a-half of the five workbooks and showed a group average improvement of 44% from the initial assessment in September.

During this six-week pilot project in 2009, seven learners (Ayanda Madinga, Nwabisa Banjatwa, Nthabiseng Gugushe, Sinethemba Buso, Ntozamo Gwangqa, Xolelwa Pona and Odwa Madikane) scored between 98-100% on a quiz or test.

 

 

To offer the “Math Yes We Can” program in schools or communities, contact us

In Canada: info@eaglesoftomorrow.ca

In Africa: vimbai@eaglesoftomorrow.co.za