Category Archives: Astronomy to Develop Pre-Algebra Skills

Final Report of Astronomy to Develop Pre-Algebra Skills

In coordination with its National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC), Global Hands On Universe (GHOU) ran a twelve-week online astronomy course for secondary school physics teachers based in and around Kampala, Uganda. The teachers received online instruction and guidance from professional astronomers and other GHOU-affiliated educators, learning 21st-century astronomy, constructivist pedagogical methods and the skills needed […]


Pre-algebra skills – ratios, proportions, linear equations – are the foundation of all higher maths and sciences, yet are not well taught in most countries. Such math tends to be a gate-keeper in many countries: for example, 70% of US adults are, on average, are pre-algebra illiterate (Eric Gaze, Developing countries have worse pre-algebra […]