The challenge with most of the education systems almost all over the world is the task of relating what we teach in classes with the activities we do in real life. It is for such reasons that it is easy for students to think that some subjects are harder and difficult or even irrelevant.
Nowadays many scholars are coming up with numerous solutions to the problem of making most subjects cool for example creating games, role plays, and interactive softwares that ease the learning experience.
This morning, ICT works – an online publisher on information communication technologies for development (ICT4D) yet again published an interesting story on how a research group is studying and relating mathematics and making patterns in the famous Ghanaian Kente fabric. Kente fabric is a quality beautiful multi colored cloth fabric that is made and sold in Ghana but has now caught up on many fashion lines in Africa. In East Africa these kind of clothes are called Kitengi or Bitengi
This story tells how research is examining ways to integrate the process of designing and developing Kente fabrics with a software that will teach mathematical algorithm to students. This will not only relate math with the most common aspect of life but also explain the relevance of such a subject in daily activity. Fascinated? Read more on this story from: