Ateneo Hosts Fun-Filled Stat Camp
Full-filled games such as tug-of war and a talent show made up
some of the activities during the 9th Western Mindanao Statistics Camp hosted
by the Ateneo de Zamboanga University held from January 27-29, 2017 at the AdZU
Kreutz Campus in Tumaga, this city.
The three-day camp was organized by the Mathematics Department
of the College of Science and Information Technology (CSIT). It opened with a
series of “Getting to Know You” fun games to establish rapport among
the 176 participants composed of Junior and Senior High school students from
AdZU, Claret School of Zamboanga, Culianan National High School, Talisayan
National High School, Zamboanga City High School-Main, and Marian College in
Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.
Dr Rocheleo Mariano, who delivered the welcome address, said that the camp aims
to promote statistical awareness and literacy through innovative ways. Contrary
to public perception, statistics could actually be enjoyable but the teacher
has to be creative in teaching the subject, Mariano said.
theme, “Sustainable Development: Making Statistics Count,” the stat
camp also sought to create a pool of statistics enthusiasts responsive to the
needs of the society, and to provide a venue for schools to establish linkages
towards community development in Western Mindanao.
Other activities during the event included tent-making, a debate
and quiz bowl for the student participants, and for the moderators,
seminar-workshops relevant to teaching.
Camp Masters for this year’s event were Ralph Anthony Espos and
Kreanne Falcasantos, faculty members of the AdZU’s CSIT Math Department.