- UKZN graduate, Lloyd Gordon, developed an app - Open Omnia - which helps students learn to solve maths problems
- He was responsible for the coding and design of the app
- Gordon hoped to make education accessible to all learners and the app is freely available on mobiles and online
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Young entrepreneur, Lloyd Gordon, developed a maths app that shows learners how to methodically solve maths problems. The app, which is freely available for mobiles, is more than just a scientific calculator as it helps students learn how to solve problems themselves rather than just providing the answer.
The concept was born while Gordon was a University of KwaZulu-Natal student and noticed his classmates had difficulties with some maths problems.
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Open Omnia is also an invaluable learning tool for high school learners as it covers everything, including algebra and trigonometry, Briefly.co.za found.
Believing strongly in his design, Gordon entered a beta version of his app into the Ithala Development Finance Corporation’s Inkunz’ Isematholeni Youth in Business Competition two years ago. His ingenuity earned him second place and enough capital to take the project further.
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Gordon developed the app by himself, tackling every aspect from design to coding. His vision was to make the app easily available to all students to improve the state of education in the country.
Although he obtained a Computer Sciences degree, Gordon taught himself online coding, IOL reported.
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