Former Mexican president Vicente Fox has teamed up with Canadian education technology company Knowledgehook to introduce innovative math teaching methods to Mexico.
The Canadian company says the former president would “use Knowledgehook to influence the job readiness and future success” of Mexican children.
Knowledgehook will be implemented into the Centro Fox Library in Mexico and will complement the math curriculum in the country.
“As an advocate for education and innovation, I’m thrilled to join Knowledgehook as its newest board member,” said Vicente Fox. “After learning how its innovative software informs students’ success and teacher development, and how well it resonates with students across Canada, I knew a tool like Knowledgehook would be helpful to school systems across the U.S and Mexico.”
By analyzing students’ performance data, Knowledgehook identifies why a certain student is struggling with his math studies and then recommends teachers alternative teaching practices. Parents can also learn how to support their child’s math education at home.
The ultimate aim, says the company, is to empower math students and teachers through exemplary curriculum and professional development. The tech startup also wants students to learn math through problem solving and reasoning.
It claimed that in 2016 it made more than 6,000 recommendations on how best teachers could close gaps it identified in their students’ learning, adding that its technology platform is popular among teachers in more than 75% of Ontario school boards and in more than 300 US school districts.
Math is the key skill for software professionals and Mexico’s high school graduation rate is as low as 45%.