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The Shipping Association encourages students to love mathematics

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 3:00 AM
Shipping Association of Jamaica stevedore Denzil Archer engages eager students at this year’s staging of the Mathematics Expo held at the University of the West Indies on Thursday, March 9.
Happy students of Jessie Ripoll Primary, Jordayne Grant (left) and Aliyah Smith, receive their tokens for correctly answering mathematics questions at this year’s staging of the Mathematics Expo, held at the UWI on March 9.
Matthew Gilzene, second-year engineering student at the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), explains how this Flat Bridge Modification project works to students at the fourth annual staging of the Mathematics Expo, held at the University of the West Indies on March 9. As is customary, the CMI joined the Shipping Association of Jamaica in representing the shipping industry.
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The Shipping Association of Jamaica joined 49 other entities invited by the Ministry of Education to participate in the 2017 staging of the Mathematics Expo. Thousands of students were engaged in activities designed to stimulate their interest in mathematics. They were exposed to real-world applications which demonstrate how abstract concepts are relevant to everyday situations. There was an emphasis on games, having fun and the use of models and activities to assist students to get over their fear of the subject.