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.
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:
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.
09 February 2015
In a bid to accelerate the development of innovative teachers across the nation, the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), in partnership with six universities, trained 250 science and mathematics teacher trainers to prepare them for the implementation of the K-12 curriculum.
Dubbed Science Teacher Academy for the Regions (STAR), the project seeks to provide an organized scheme of innovative trainings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
DOST-SEI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bicol University, Central Luzon State University, Mariano Marcos State University, Philippine Normal University, Western Visayas State University, and Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology for the training of 50 in-service science and mathematics teacher trainers per university on the latest innovations in teaching.