Basic Numeracy and Literacy in Tanzania

Languages: English, Swahili

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Join us in improving our solution for the Global Learning XPRIZE! The XPRIZE is a global challenge to develop a library of open source learning content that empowers children in Tanzania to autonomously develop their math and literacy skills. We decided that the best way to do this would be by inviting members of our volunteer community to join our team and help us collect and organize free digital learning resources in math, reading, and writing in English, Swahili or both. If our solution is selected as a winner, we will together impact tens of thousands of children in Tanzania by giving them portable, offline-friendly tablets installed with a full library of resources!

Your work will also directly help Tanzanian children right away. We've delivered tablets preloaded with essential numeracy and literacy learning resources to a rural library in Tanzania, where children and young adults spend their free time developing these essential skills. Content added to this page will be reviewed by teachers and added to the tablets. Your expertise will make an impact on children in Tanzania and beyond – since there is a huge need for materials to teach basic numeracy and literacy skills, these valuable lessons will be used again in future projects.

With your support we've already come a long way in building this curriculum, but there's still more content needed. Below, we've listed the specific types of content needed for this project. Progress bars show whether we still need more content for a topic. If you see a topic that you are experienced in that needs content, click View to see what else is already available or Add to contribute to the lesson. You can also add supplementary content to a lesson that is already shown to be complete!

English Content





Languages & Language Arts

Vocabulary: Word Matching – Opposites
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Vocabulary: Word Matching – Singular/Plural
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Vocabulary: Word Sorting – Rhyming words
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Vocabulary: Songs With Pictures and/or Actions
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Vocabulary: Word Searches
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Math

Number Identification: Matching Numbers with Their Written Names
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Number Identification: Drawing Numbers of items Based on the Number Given
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Number Identification: Oral Reading of Numbers
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Number Identification: Video Introducing Numbers
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Number Identification: Memory Game Using Numbers
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English, Swahili Content





Languages & Language Arts

Vitabu vya hadithi vyenye lugha mbili: Kiingereza/Kiswahili
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English, Swahili, Maasai Content





Languages & Language Arts

Vitabu vya hadithi vyenye lugha tatu: Kiingereza/Kiswahili/Kimaasai
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Swahili Content





Languages & Language Arts

Misamiati: Kuoanisha neno na kinyume chake
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Misamiati: Umoja na Wingi
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Misamiati: Maneno yenye kufanana herufi za mwisho
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Vocabulary: Songs with Pictures and/or Actions (Swahili)
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Misamiati: Chemshabongo za kutafuta maneno
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Math

Kutambua namba: Kuoanisha namba kwa tarakimu na maneno
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Kutambua namba: Kuchora idadi ya vitu kwa kuangalia tarakimu
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Kutambua namba: Kusoma namba kwa sauti
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Kutambua namba: Video inayofundisha namba
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Kutambua namba: Mchezo wa kumbukumbu unaotumia namba
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About the Project

Villagers in rural Tanzania have to pay to maintain their primary schools and can rarely afford to. As a result, teachers and students have very few educational resources available, making the learning experience difficult and cumbersome. Improved access to even the most basic learning resources – such as dictionaries, maps and encyclopedias – could invigorate the education system and empower children to learn in a way they couldn't before.

Enter the Rumie Tablet, which works offline and delivers libraries of free learning content for less than the cost of a textbook. We have delivered hundreds of Rumie Tablets to children in rural Tanzanian villages to teach them basic numeracy and literacy skills. The tablets give children a way to learn on their own time, so that if they cannot go to school they are not left behind. And children who are able to go to school have access to interactive learning materials to support remedial learning.



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