Curriculum Development Unit seeks to brighten Math experience for students through Introduction of Supplementary Text

(EMU) – St. Kitts, April 22, 2013: The Curriculum Development Unit (CDU) hopes that with the Introduction of a new supplementary Text known as Bright Sparks, authored by Ms. Laurie Sealey children in St. Kitts and Nevis have an opportunity to be enlightened in their understanding of Mathematics.

A Bright Sparks Numeracy Workshop organized by the CDU and facilitated by the author of the text book was held on Thursday April 17th in an effort to introduce the text and assist principals in identifying practical steps to advancing mathematical ability in schools in the Federation.

Ms. Sealey who has been privileged to work throughout the Caribbean for decades has a unique perspective of the challenges in the teaching and learning of Math in the Region and was therefore well suited to address recurring issues.

Director of the Curriculum Development Unit Dr. Eva Bowrin voiced her commitment and that of the Unit to pursuing its mandate of ensuring that the Federation’s students receive the best possible learning experience in Math and all other subject areas. She added that this was inclusive of other priorities purported by the Ministry such as sporting development and the advancement of ethical and social skills.

Dr. Bowrin added that while the CDU still has a lot to accomplish from a technological standpoint, it has been making significant strides in other regards.

Ms. Sealey the Coordinator has worked in Antigua, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Trinidad and has noted many similarities in the Math experience in each country.

The Bright Sparks Numeracy text was published by Mac Millan Publishers.

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