Learn to love math

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The 5th edition of Math Week was launched at the start of the week under the theme "Maths and Sport". Several activities have been put in place in schools in order to make students appreciate this discipline.

“We wanted to make this week a highlight in Saint-Martin, explains Michel Sanz, representative of the rector, during a press briefing Monday at her office. We must be able to alert, raise awareness, mobilize, but not only during this week. We have to provoke something like a trigger: to make teachers of first and second degrees want to continue the work in the same way as that which is carried out on illiteracy. ”

This event has several objectives, in particular to offer a current, lively and attractive image of mathematics, to publicize the diversity of professions and to develop in students a taste for effort, adds Mr. Sanz. Jean-Luc Elice, project manager with the constituency of the Northern Islands, then detailed the different activities. "The idea is to propose actions that are common to the first and second degrees in Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy," says Michel Sanz. “The Ministry of National Education has put in place a“ Mathematical Strategy ”, grouping together ten measures to promote this discipline. We have fewer and fewer researchers, fewer engineers. Mathematics has become a priority issue, ”says Jean-Luc Elice.

Here is the program for the week:

A riddle-a day
From 14 to 18 March
Students (school, college, high school) and their teachers will offer intergenerational puzzles to the population every day via the print media.
In vocational high school, a math competition will be organized.

Let's play math
From 14 to 18 March
Kindergartens and elementary schools will participate in EPS / Math games

Challenge tables
Wednesdays the final for CP, CE1, CE2, CM 1 and Thursday for CM2

Run to Paris
From 14 to 18 March
Virtual race to Paris which combines math and sport

Rallye Calcul @ TICE CME-6ème
From 14 to 18 March
At Soualiga Middle School, CM2 students from Emile Larmonie school and those from 6th grade from middle school will be in pairs to solve mathematical calculations.

Math Rally
Wednesdays the final will take place at the Mont des Accords college
From March 14 to 18: workshops led by math teachers will be offered at the college. Every morning from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., an enigma will be revealed to middle school students

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