STEMGuyana Team Creates Phone and Tablet APP To Help Grade 6 Guyanese Students Improve Math Test Scores
A team of Application Developers and Math Experts from STEMGuyana worked together to create a mobile app for Android and later IOS to help Grade 6 students in Guyana improve their test scores on the NGSA exams schedule for April 2017. Not only is performance on the exams critical for the students because of how results determine the High School students will attend, but more importantly the Math results on these exams have been alarmingly dismal with the number of students passing falling for the past three years.
“STEMGuyana finds it reprehensible that as the future demands more students who have knowledge of Math and Science, our young students seem ill-prepared to confront that future. We are determined to do our part to help all of our young students prepare for the future”
The Grade 6 mobile app allows students to practice past exam questions from 2010 – 2016, so as to familiarize themselves with the types of questions to expect on the 2017 exam. The app also allows students to earn points for their schools by practicing as much as possible and earning points for every question answered correctly. Schools with the best performance will be rewarded with awards and prizes in May of 2017.