‘We need to work together in selling and promoting math to our students.’
Thus said Adonis Mosquera, Regional Education Program Supervisor for Mathematics in the Department of Education Region VI, during the closing rites of the three-day 3rd Regional Math Investigation Training-Workshop held April 27 at the Center for Educational Excellence in WVSU, La Paz, Iloilo City
Before the newly-sworn officers of the Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippines Iloilo Chapter and 84 other math mentors from all over Western Visayas, Mosquera stressed that the Ilonggo math teachers “must continue to search for knowledge and enhance their content-pedagogical capabilities in order to trigger the curiosity of students towards math that will eventually lead to them loving and living it.”
He further stressed that, “initiatives and trainings like this (Math Investigation) is one of the best evidences of teachers’ commitment to further their crafts.”
“Math Investigation should be an integral part of the curriculum because, assuming that the teacher perfects the skill of facilitating such, it provides our students relevant learning experiences that will make them critical thinkers.”
“Teachers play the most crucial role in ensuring that the best kind of education is delivered to their students. They must serve the best interest of their learners”
Participants to the three-day event included teachers from five provinces and 12 divisions of DepEd, representing about 40 schools, universities and colleges in Western Visayas. It was sponsored by MTAP-IC, Inc. and endorsed by the Department of Education Region VI and the Commission on Higher Education (ChEd).
Themed “Enriching classroom instruction through Mathematical Investigation and Modeling in the K-12 Curriculum,” the three-day math workout was facilitated in by four main resource speakers who were trained by the University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (UPNISMED).