Akshara Foundation Study Reveals Rural Primary Students’ Remarkable Math Skills

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Among the Gram Panchayat (GP) Math Contests for 2023–24, the Yaliyuru Gram Panchayat (GP) Maths Contest in Sira block, Tumakuru (north), Madhugiri Educational District, has to be among the most durable. There were 152 kids seated on a brightly colored mat beneath a festive canopy, representing all eight of the Yaliyuru GP’s schools and a small, narrow stage with a scalloped backdrop.

Students have outperformed expectations in mathematics, according to the Bangalore-based Akshara Foundation. About 40% of the kids could properly answer eight out of twenty questions, even in places like the Kalyana Karnataka region, which has a history of having low learning skills. This increases hope that models involving all parties involved can have a significant impact. Although math has always been seen as a challenging subject, these findings are positive.

Belagavi was the top performer overall in grades 4, 5, and 6, scoring over 80%, while Kalburgi from Kalyan, Karnataka, got over 40%. While there has been growth from last year and a notable improvement at grade 6, the percentages at grade 4 are the lowest. The idea of Gram Panchayat Maths Contests has prompted many constructive conversations about their children’s performance between community members, teachers and parents.

About the Akshara Foundation: Dedicated to enhancing education for all children, the Foundation is a 24-year-old Public Charitable Trust. It wants to change the way kids learn and interact with mathematics by implementing creative programs like Ganitha Kalika Andolana. It aims to guarantee that every kid has access to a high-quality education.

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