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Math counts!

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Students of Cedar Grove Academy attempt a math question.
Amado Danni, stevedore at the Shipping Association of Jamaica, rewards Amanda Williams, a grade-10 student of Tarrant High School, with her Seaboard drawstring bag for answering her math question correctly.
Christina Henriques (left) and Samoyia McKenzie, grade-six students of Grants Pen Primary and Infant School, smiling happily with their prizes.
The Shipping Association of Jamaica’s booth received a visit from the minister of education at the 2018 Math Expo: From left are Amado Danni, Stevedore, Shipping Association of Jamaica; Denzil Archer, shift monitor, SAJ; and Senator Ruel Reid, minister of education, youth and information.
Denzil Archer, shift monitor at the Shipping Association of Jamaica, engages a student from Duhaney Park Primary.
David Minott, a grade-six student of Maverley Primary and Junior High School, smiles happily with his prize.
Kymani Seymour, training instructor at Caribbean Maritime University, engages students of Grants Pen Primary and Infant School at the 2018 Math Expo, held at the University of the West Indies.

The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) joined scores of companies which partnered with the Ministry of Education on April 19, 2018 to improve the attitude of students and teachers to mathematics at the sixth annual staging of Math Expo, hosted by the University of the West Indies, Mona. This year's theme was ' Math Counts!'.

Thousands of students from primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, and mathematics enthusiasts from across the country, had the opportunity to immerse themselves in a host of creative activities geared at promoting the exciting elements of mathematics. The SAJ members supported the event by providing prizes for the students who participated in quizzes. The Caribbean Maritime University shared a booth with the SAJ team as they have each year. Below are some pictorial highlights of the event.