SOCIEDAD MATEMATICA ELEMENTARIA de ATENEO (SocMEA)
The Sociedad Matematica Elementaria de Ateneo is a co-curricular organization formed to reinforce the objectives of the Mathematics curriculum in the Ateneo de Zamboanga University Grade School. The organization aims to further develop and improve the knowledge and skills of students who are inclined to Mathematics and explore with them. This organization also caters to students who are gifted with logical, mathematical and communication skills and abilities, as stipulated in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Moreover, this organization brings into the limelight the recent trends in computer technology as the former helps the students see the interrelationship and close links between Mathematics and the technology.
With the ardent desire to make mathematics more interesting and significant in a learner’s life, the organization also introduces and develops activities that will help the learners see the relationship of Mathematics to the real world. It will provide learners with activities such as games, puzzles, discussion, film viewing, experiments and investigations.
As stipulated in the Vision – Mission of the school, the organization’s endeavor also includes, most of all, the sharing of God – given talents, knowledge and skills with the slow learners of the Grade School. It also hopes that sooner it will move out of Ateneo and adopt a community of less fortunate kids who need education yet deprived of the opportunity. As the process of sharing ripples, the learners will also develop in them skills and self-confidence needed for a life of dedicated service and the challenges in the real world.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE ORGANIZATION
The organization aims to:
1. develop logical and mathematical skills basic to their age;
2. increase ability for reason logically and critically;
3. share the knowledge and skills with slow learners through the Remedial Program;
4. relate Mathematics to computer technology and the real world;
5. put up an exhibit of the organization’s output on Euler’s Day
6. develop a plan on how to improve Mathematics education in the Grade School.
NAME OF ACTIVITY
NATURE OF ACTIVITY
1. Lecture, Discussion and Hands-on Activities
3. Film – viewing
4. Short Story/Comic Strips Making
Ø Exploring mathematical concepts through manipulatives
Ø Learning Mathematics in deeper contexts through structured learning
Ø Seminar on Internet Web Page Making for Mathematics activities
Ø Investigating and experimenting some phenomena – activities outside the classroom
Ø Watching a film and making collage, synopsis about the film
Ø Develop stories out of a mathematical problem. They can present it through short story books or comic strips.
Ø Assisting slow learners in Math
Ø Helping less fortunate kids learn Math
Twice every quarter beginning third quarter
Activity output: Data gathered
Collage, Reaction paper
Short story books or comic strips
Evaluation in terms of the slow learners’ performance in Math
Rozel Lubrica/ Warrelen Caspillo