Many find it difficult to understand Mathematics because of its complications and mind boggling, never-ending problem solving, however; for few people, it is challenging, stimulating, and worth the effort. So to make Mathematics more fun, engaging, and appreciated, each year, KSCSI celebrates its Mathematics Week to encourage students that Mathematics is fun and useful in everyday lives.
The Mathematics club together with the Mathematics Committee headed by Ms. Keith Jose launched activities that will involve students to appreciate Mathematics in real life and relatable context last September 18-22, 2017.
This year, the preschool students had their game time outside their classrooms where they explored and engaged themselves in Lego building, blocks making, and number sequencing relays. All students and preschool teachers enjoyed their activities as they were also stationed in camping tents.
The Primary, Intermediate, and Junior High School students shared common interests in the activities. They joined in the Perdigana, Dama, Memory games, Connect Four, and Damath competition where the last man standing will be crowned as winner for each category.
The highlight of the program was the Math Jingle – students have to compose own songs and adapt a tune about Mathematics. The activity was intended for higher level students, the Intermediate and Junior High School students. This aims to further appreciate Mathematics not only as a subject in school but also as part of our everyday lives.
After a week of fun-filled activities that makes Mathematics more meaningful and useful for students, the culmination activity happened last September 22. Though it was raining, the enthusiasm was alive for the day was allotted for Math jingle competition. In between the competition, all students are engaged in playing NUMBO –by calling out numbers and solving simple equations, students need to complete the pattern given by the game master to win the NUMBO. Students were all excited whenever their numbers on cards were called.
Student, teachers, and staff really enjoyed the activities and appreciate Mathematics more. It became more appealing as they find it easier to enjoy Mathematics.
“The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.”
-Charles Caleb Colton