Focus on Mathematics March 5-10

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has designated March 5-10 as National Mathematics Week.

Thousands of students from grade four at the primary level through to grade 13 at the secondary level are expected to participate in the fifth staging of the Week, which will be held under the theme ‘Math Counts’, which is the theme for the general national mathematics campaign.

Addressing a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on February 23, National Mathematics Coordinator at the Ministry, Dr. Tamika Benjamin, said the main objective of Mathematics Week “is to help to change the attitudes, the views and experiences of not just our students, but also the teachers and the wider members of the society about mathematics”

“We recognised that one of the issues impacting students’ performance and how the subject is taught is the perception Jamaicans generally have of the subject. So, we tried over the last five years, as part of the public-education campaign, to have a week that focused on changing the experiences that students have,” Dr. Benjamin said. Read more

Source: Jamaica Information Services