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Calculators for Change: Part 2--Makwanpur, Nepal

Marian Prince

Marian Prince

In June 2018, three workshops in the district of Lamjung, Nepal were attended by 75 teachers from over 40 schools. Each school received TI-Nspire CX Teacher Software plus an Nspire graphing calculator. Plus two schools received mini-class sets (8 calculators each) of TI-Nspire CX calculators to use with their students. This is just a start to help Nepali students better visualize and understand mathematics and science.

The workshops were a success. Participants wrote, "I am very interested on this new device and very glad to use it. . . . I find this very useful for me and I am excited to teach my students about this device." "I felt excited learning new system of learning by using calculator just like computer." "Exploring new device was very exciting and I like the way you taught. I learned many things and enjoyed as well."

For June 2019, the goal is to bring the same program to the schools in the district of Makwanpur. Mathematics and science can open doors for students graduating from schools in rural Nepal. The TI-Nspire handheld and teacher software can make mathematics and science interactive and more engaging.

If the funding goal of $13,000 is met, then each school will receive a TI-Nspire CX Graphing Calculator and licenses for the TI-Nspire CX Teacher Software, and two schools will receive a class set of 10 calculators.

The TI-Nspire CX calculator is an excellent way to supplement the current Nepali mathematics and science curricula because it provides visualizations of difficult concepts. If each math teacher at the 45 middle and high schools of Makwanpur has access to TI-Nspire CX calculators to demonstrate topics throughout the school year, students would better understand and appreciate math -- which leads to opportunities beyond their villages.

The first picture below shows the teachers in Bhorletar listening to music made by the Nspire calculator with the Innovator Hub.

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Marian, you have a heart of gold that is backed up with action! I wish to support your endeavors in Nepal.
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Great cause Marian. John & Pat
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What a great project! Thanks for all you do Marian! Have a great day.
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