The modalities in the new curriculum have been fashioned in a way that would make Ghana a mathematics friendly country as it is aimed at breaking the myth surrounding the study of mathematics in basic schools, says Dr Prince Armah.
Speaking on Accra-Based Citi TV, Dr Armah, a member of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment said the new curriculum from the Ghana Education Service (GES) would take the study of mathematics to a different level.
“Mathematics has been taught in a way that is procedural, algorithmic and computational with only one answer. So the approach that this curriculum takes is within the context of problem solving and investigation.
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“What this curriculum does is to make it more experiential and connecting the empirical world more with the real number systems so that they (pupils) don’t have to imagine. Making pupils love observatory mathematics is what we have emphasised. With this curriculum we want to make Ghana mathematics friendly,” he assured.
The new curriculum as part of Ghana’s educational reforms is expected to come into force from September 2019 for the 2019/2020 academic year.