Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Children's City launches Math's Creativity World project

Children's City, in cooperation with Ajyal for Human Development Talent Co., on Wednesday launched Math's Creativity World project.

Eng. Salah Amiri, Assistant Director General for Environmental and Public Health Services, Abdullah Al Hadidi of Ajyal and other senior officials from concerned departments, teachers from Zayed University and schools were present on the occasion.

Amiri said that the goal of this project is to achieve the development of mental and intellectual abilities of students, unearthing creative and refined talents and hosting them through various events.

"It also provides opportunities for hobbies, creativity and imagination through games, discussions and innovation, and raises awareness and educates the community in general and parents in particular, the importance of talent and its care as well as hosting and organizing events and competitions in mathematics and scientific creativity," he said.

Amiri stated that the project is aimed at public school students from KG1 to Grade 12, and students of private schools (all syllabuses) and students with special needs (disabilities).

The project will start its activities with workshops and courses at the beginning of second semester through several stages. The first phase began in January 2011 that includes the Computer Aided Maths Instruction (CAMI) which is a computerized learning program helping students to develop their mathematical skills through different types of activities, games and tests.

The available workshops include a single phase workshop in which the school can select the subject to train 30 students in 45 minutes, and a comprehensive workshop consisting of four continuous workshops in which the school specifies the mathematics unit required for training 30 students, said Naila Mansouri Head of Children's' City.

The first phase will also host Mathematics Olympiad. Outstanding students will be selected to participate in National Mathematics Olympiad after the competitions between selected schools using CAMI, in collaboration with Zayed University. The selection is proposed to start during 5-12 April.  The closing ceremony will be held on 21 April in which prizes to winners at state level will be distributed.

According to Mansouri, the second phase, which begins in the third semester of 2011, includes Events Week in Children's City for activities among schools, and a camp for the development of outstanding students in mathematics in the UAE after hosting the Mathematics Olympiad along with an exhibition of inventions and aids in mathematics.

The third phase will start with the beginning of summer holidays of 2011. It includes innovations corner, smart games, designs, inventions, and interactive theatre for the fun in mathematics education

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