08 March 2015
Qualifiers to the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) Scholarship Program reached an all-time high as 5,303 high school students clinch a slot in the country’s premier science scholarship program.
This year’s qualifiers breached the 3,982 mark of last year’s passers, up by 33 percent, a record for the scholarship program established in 1958.
Out of the total number of passers, 4,475 qualified as scholars under the RA 7687 Scholarship Program, scholarships for gifted students who belong to economically disadvantaged families; while 828 passed under the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program.
Municipalities and congressional districts covered by the DOST-SEI Scholarship Program has also increased from 1,443 last year to 1,568 this year with the inclusion of 125 municipalities having DOST scholars for the first time.
04 March 2015
Continuing its bid to raise the bar of excellence in teaching elementary mathematics, the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) completed training 48 Metro Manila teacher trainers in problem solving.
Completing the Science Teacher Academy for the Regions (STAR) series on Teaching Elementary Mathematics through Problem Solving, the teacher trainers from the 15 divisions of the Department of Education National Capital Region underwent a three-day seminar-workshop that improved their skills in teaching through problem solving.
In partnership with the Philippine Normal University, STAR seeks to capacitate teachers with innovative strategies in teaching science and mathematics in time with the full implementation of the K-12 curriculum.
02 March 2015
The Philippines continues to rise in international science and mathematics competitions as it bagged a historic 468 gold, silver and bronze medals in 2014, the most in history.
In the awarding ceremony of the Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Awards, the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) honored the elementary and high school students who have won gold, silver and bronze in international competitions held last year. The number topped the previous high of 447 recorded in 2013.
Two hundred forty-three (243) awardees from the National Capital Region and Region 3 attended the ceremony held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.
03 March 2015
Aiming to raise the status of mathematicians in the Filipino society, Sharp Calculators through Collins International Trading Corporation recently awarded the Ten Outstanding Young Mathematicians (TOYM) in Metro Manila.
In a ceremony held at the SM Aura Premier, Sharp Calculators along with its partners honored 10 multi-medalists in local and international mathematics competitions who came from the National Capital Region.
The TOYM Award was launched last year under the Sharp Minds Program, an advocacy that seeks to promote the development of science and mathematics culture among the Filipino Youth.
18 February 2015
Excellence in Math needs no sorcery.
To many, mathematics is a quixotic conquest that entails countless formula brain imprinting, repetitive number crunching or blood sacrifice. Or some simply give up and say, "hindi na lang ako kukuha ng course na may math sa college.” (I will not take up any course that has math when I go to college)
The Philippines is gearing up for another conquest for the gold medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad with the conclusion of the 17th Philippine Mathematical Olympiad, topped by IMO veterans Adrian Reginald Sy of St. Jude Catholic School, Farrel Eldrian Wu of MGC New Life Christian Academy and Kyle Patrick Dulay of the Philippine Science High School-Main Campus. These students prove that excellence in mathematics is an attainable objective.
Truth is, excellence in mathematics is a goal that can be achieved and our math wizards are here to share their tips to conquer the dreaded subject: