We donated few sets of “The Joy of Numbers” to the Shree Kamal Primary school in Nepal which is run by The Human Practice Foundation.
The Human Practice Foundation supports projects aimed at elevating the living standards in indigenous communities in the developing world. They establish schools in isolated areas and enable poor children to attend school.
The numbers are written differently in Nepali but the children also learn the numbers that we use.
The school use mainly books so it was great for the children to learn mathematic in another way. Often, young children learn best by touching and experimenting.
The Joy of Numbers are used in classes for 5-7 years old and 8-9 years old pupils. The children started to play with the bricks and stack them up to get used to them. Afterwards they all learned very fast how the bricks are functioning and how to do the exercises.
The school doesn’t need internet or other materials to do the exercises.
The numbered bricks are very solid and will last forever.
It makes us happy to see children all over the world learning and enjoying to use “The Joy of Numbers”.
Allan and Christine