Stortford teacher supports maths students in Vietnam
Bishop’s Stortford High School deputy head Graham Gunn travelled to Hanoi to launch a new app designed to help Vietnamese students with mathematics.
He worked with UK company Just2easy and the British Embassy on a series of events to introduce the fun learning software, which is free to every pupil and teacher in the south-east Asian country and develops maths and ICT skills for youngsters aged three to 16.
The app, called J2blast, is designed and developed as part of an educational project funded by the UK under the UK - Vietnam Fund. This project has also supported the creation of an English version of the MOET online teaching and learning portal.
Mr Gunn, a maths teacher at the London Road secondary, worked with teachers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh to show how each student can access their own personalised account that tracks progress and development in everything from times tables to elements of the country’s secondary maths curriculum. Teachers can track student progress in numeracy, identifying struggling students with specific maths challenges and then supporting them with further activities or help.
Managing director of Just2easy Danny Young said: “We are thrilled to be able to provide this unique and exciting app for every student in Vietnam. We really want to enable every student in the whole country to have fun in learning and practicing their maths and ICT skills.”