With the objective of increasing the pipeline of students progressing into secondary and tertiary mathematics education, and to decreasing the failure or drop-out rate of mathematics students at all levels, AIMS Ghana in partnership with Supporting Africa Mathematics Initiative (SAMI), Africa Mathematics Initiative (AMI), International Mathematics Union and IDEMS International, is organising a 5 days’ Workshop on cross-pollination in Mathematics Education.
The goal of the workshop is to provide a platform for educators from across the African continent to discuss implementation, sustainability, scalability, impact, good practices and challenges for a range of maths education initiatives.
Speaking at the opening ceremony at Biriwa, the Acting President of AIMS Ghana, Dr. Prince K. Osei, tasked participants to integrate the use of the local language into mathematics education for better understanding.
42 participants from 11 Countries (Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Togo, Ethiopia, South Africa, Germany, Italy, USA, Czech Republic and UK) have gathered at AIMS Ghana Campus, Biriwa, for an intensive 5 days workshop to deliberate on best practices in teacher training across the network and share experiences from different countries to promote the study of mathematics in Africa.
The main facilitator for the workshop is Dr. David Stern (IDEMS International) and supported by Dr. Franca Hoffman (California Institute of Technology).
Participants are drawn from 16 institutions across the globe (AIMS Ghana, AIMS Rwanda, AIMS South Africa, University of Ghana, Bahir Dar University, Centre for Research and Opinion Polls (CROP), California Institute of Technology, AMI Ghana, AMI-Kenya, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Strathmore University, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, University of Education-Winneba, Maseno University-Kenya, IDEMS International, , Makerere University-Uganda and University of Cape Coast).