Global participation at 2-day math conference
THE world’s focus turns to Jamaica as it prepares to host the fifth International Conference on Math Teaching which has been merged with the annual Amazing Math Powers Workshop, now in its seventh year. This two-day hybrid conference, set to take place on August 23 and 24 at Shortwood Teachers’ College, Kingston, is poised to invigorate mathematics education among teachers worldwide.
Under the theme ‘Numbers Matter: Mathematics Education for Nation Building, Economic Prosperity, and Community Empowerment’, the event is a collaborative endeavour between Book Merchant in Jamaica and Scholastic International, headquartered in New York.
With expected participation of hundreds of math educators and enthusiasts from around the world, this event is set to provide a unique platform for those in attendance to explore innovative teaching methods, share insights and cultivate essential skills for fostering critical thinking and problem-solving abilities in students.
“This marks a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to promote math education and build on the success of the annual Amazing Math Powers event, which has been held collaboratively with Shortwood Teachers’ College and the Jamaica Teaching Council for the past six years,” said Sharon Elliott, CEO of Book Merchant.
The conference, supported by key partners in education and sponsored by private sector companies, is in alignment with the burgeoning initiative to establish Kingston as a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics education) city. This conference, therefore, reflects the local commitment to nurturing a robust environment for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.