Department of Mathematics Education Holds Maiden Pupils’ Mathematics Camp

The Department of Mathematics Education of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has organised a weeklong intensive Pupils’ Mathematics Camp for upper primary school pupils from University Practice Schools in the Effutu Municipality. The Camp, which is still ongoing, is under the theme ‘Innovative Ways of Teaching Mathematics to Pupils’. It commenced on Monday, 27th and is expected to end on Friday, 31st August, 2018.

The Camp is designed to expose upper primary school pupils to the beauty of mathematical ideas and to new ways of thinking. It is a vibrant community, made up of pupils with varied ability levels. It is envisaged that pupils would explore topics by building problem-solving skills that would equip them to become successful in any career or endeavour.

Acting Vice-Chancellor, UEW, Very Rev. Fr Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni

In an interaction with the campers, the Ag. Vice-Chancellor of UEW, Very Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni, indicated that generally, a lot of students were not enthused about the study of Mathematics. He however, expressed appreciation to the kids for accepting to be part of this great initiative.

Very Rev. Fr. Prof. Afful-Broni interacting with campers

The Ag. Vice-Chancellor took the opportunity to encourage the kids to offer themselves as clientele reference to other kids so as to ensure a greater participation come next year. Against the backdrop of the goals of the Camp, which are to build self confidence and strong self-esteem among pupils to enable them become autonomous learners, he advised them to actively participate in the programme.

Some pupils who participated in the programme

The 2018 edition of the Camp project which is the maiden edition involves a total of sixty-eight (68) persons, comprising fifty (50) pupils, four (4) teachers and fourteen (14) lecturers for a 5-day programme.

Mr. Ahmed Kobina Amihere in a demonstration during one of the lessons

The Vice-Chancellor in a discussion with Mr. Ampiah, one of the instructors at the Maths Camp