As part of its commitment to increase numeracy gains in its Girls’ Education Challenge partner schools, DLA has designed a new video series aimed at developing foundational aspects of numeracy learning for use in both the classroom and after-school math clubs. In the series, which consists of 32 video segments, students follow along as the brother-sister duo of Khadija and Yasin stumble on a magical notebook that introduces them to a whole new animated world. Together with their new animal friends, Khadija and Yasin uncover exciting adventures while solving challenges that help them develop skills in areas such as numbers and number patterns, counting, place value, basic operations, geometry, and more.
The videos are designed to not just develop specific numeracy skills, but also to help students develop an appreciation for the wide applicability of math skills in their daily lives and make a connection between math and the world around them. They help learners foster an interest in math through engaging content that is culturally relevant, and hone in on foundational skills that tend to be most challenging, such as problem solving through story-word problems.