One-time school teacher Franz Schlindwein taught at secondary level for more than 25 years before turning his passion for teaching maths into a career in business. His Izak9 interactive learning tool aims to inject fun into learning mathematics.
Izak9 is a unique, radical and innovative maths resource from Qubizm, a company with more than 25 years experience in the teaching and learning of mathematics. It is an immersive, multi-media rich, active learning device designed for use by children in Primary and Post Primary schools and for the delivery of teachers’ personal and professional development training.
Franz became increasingly aware that children disengaged with maths as they got older.
He observed that the removal of the play element for pupils as they progress through primary school leaves so many children bored with maths. After five years of research and development to produce something that could really engage pupils with maths. Leaving his teaching post to launch his product.
Even now, as our company enters the growth phase, I will occasionally lift the phone for a piece from Xell and they deliver, every time!
Following sales of the product internationally, Franz got the attention of educational researchers and in 2017 published findings from Queen’s University, Belfast and Trinity College, Dublin which gave a resounding thumbs up to the impact that IZAK9 had on children learning mathematics.
If you are an educator or a parent whose kid is struggling with maths – check out IZAK9.