Press roundup: Barbados & Dominica visit

Barbados Dominica

Dr. Rebecca Klemm, also known as The Numbers Lady, recently returned from Barbados and Dominica, where she led programs at the invitation of the US Department of State. The focus was on teaching principles of math and science through sports. By learning about the timing of a sprinter’s run, inflation of soccer balls, holding the bat, speed of a tennis ball, etc., teachers and coaches learned how to create lessons for their students that use the scientific method to explore the math that underlies everything we do, even sports. Parents and students were able to meet and hear the Numbers Lady at two public events attended by hundreds of people.

Known as the Numbers Lady, Dr. Klemm “used her exuberant presentation skills to explain the complexities of math and science in everyday language, reinforcing math and science concepts through sports such as cricket, football, and track and field.”

Clement Vital, Learning Support Advisor for Mathematics in Dominica’s Ministry of Education, explained that the program was geared towards stimulating students to like math. “She is showing students different ways that you can make mathematics very, very lively and interesting.” He stated that the Dominica is “continuing to find and develop and seek assistance to make mathematics a fun, loving subject again, and we focus not only on the primary but also on the secondary levels.”

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