The concept of Izak9 is based on my conviction that if we are to offer children a brighter future, then we need to expose them to as many ways as possible of developing a positive relationship with mathematics ... when they are young.
Children, in their formative years of Primary School, love learning through play. The learning here is rich, shared, open ended, investigative and most importantly, fun. So why, when children reach upper Primary and then into Secondary level, is the learning of mathematics in relative comparison, much less stimulating for them?
I believe we can give learning through play back to these children in a way that can challenge, encourage, support, stretch and nourish a confidence and competence in their learning of mathematics.
Not only should every child feel that they can enjoy and 'do' mathematics, but they should also be able to believe that they can excel at it.