he 5th Ghana Maths Camp under the sponsorship of AIMS Ghana, Africa Maths Initiative and Supporting Africa Maths Initiative took place at AIMS Ghana campus, Biriwa, Central region, from 6 to 12 August 2017. Forty second cycle students from twenty secondary schools in Ghana and twenty volunteers from Africa, Asia, and Europe engaged in using games, computing and other creative materials to learn mathematics.
The Ghana Maths Camp is an annual gathering of students and mathematics volunteers worldwide together to teach and learn mathematics in a friendly mood. The event embraces the use of proactive teaching and learning activities, and the use of ICT and games to help students learn mathematics in an exciting way.
The objective of the camp is to demystify mathematics as a difficult subject, by using games and simulations, and encourage young Ghanaian students, especially females, to choose careers in mathematics related programmes.
Participants improved their skills in problem solving and computing at the end of the camp.
Below are students’ testimonials:
“I am very happy to join this maths camp, it has helped me to gain a lot of experience in life. How to solve maths problems easily and faster without difficulties. And also how to play the robotic games. Thanks to AIMS GHANA. I also hope to join this camp next year in order to acquire more experience and knowledge.
It was really enjoyable yesterday I felt like the date should be postponed so that we will stay here for a long time. I enjoyed everything we did, the robot program, computer time, and everything. I enjoyed making new friends and socializing.
I actually enjoyed everything about this Maths Camp because I was very happy and my robot was able to move and my group was able to win. I was able to solve the counting paths game. The GeoGebra game also, I was able to draw my tessellation and colour them, I was able to solve the puzzle given to us. We were told a story about Noether. She came from Germany and she completed senior high school at the time women were not allowed to further education”.