September 1, 2020 /Sports News – Local Nuggets edge Jazz 80-78 to complete comeback from 3-1 down Written by Tags: Denver Nuggets/NBA/NBA Playoffs/Utah Jazz Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Jokic made the tiebreaking basket with 27 seconds left and the Denver Nuggets advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs by the slimmest of margins.Denver beating the Utah Jazz 80-78 in Game 7 on Tuesday night when Mike Conley’s 3-pointer spun out at the buzzer. The Nuggets became the 12th team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 deficit to win a series, but only after they blew a 19-point lead in this game.They advanced to face the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference semifinals.
LocalNews Better approaches needed to teach the mathematics subject by: – October 3, 2011 Sharing is caring! Hon. Petter St. Jean. (file photo)The Minister of Education and Human Resource Development has called on educators to adopt new strategies that will assist them in successfully teaching the mathematics subject.The Minister made the appeal during his address at the first annual general meeting of the Dominica Association of Mathematics Educators (DAME) on Friday morning.The Annual General Meeting was held under the theme; ‘strength in numbers’.“Today we need to appreciate that whatever we do as a nation hinges upon how well-rounded we are and that student performance in every walk of life rests on how he can function properly mathematically. There is a need for a well-structured, well-organized core of people that can address the critical needs as it relates to students development.”The Ministry of Education is reporting that over the years, a large percentage of students on the island and the region, by extension; continue to show signs of dislike for the subject.Senior Education Officer, Mr Nicholas Goldberg believes that teachers must now look for new strategies to teach the subject to receive a successful response from their students.“As we have said mathematics is a subject that a lot of children dislike for one reason or another. When we did a survey a number of years ago we found out initially in grades four and five children liked mathematics but by the time they reach secondary school they dislike the subject. The teachers need to focus now on how to teach mathematics so as to get the children to perform. And one of the key things is motivation. There are two types of motivation: the intrinsic type and the extrinsic type.”President of DAME, Mr Christopher Charles pledged the association’s commitment to working with the Teacher’s Association and the Ministry of Education to assist mathematics teachers in developing the necessary skills to teach the subject.“One just need to take a look at the prerequisite to enter many of the top programs at the State College or listen to a few job advertisements. Then we need to ask ourselves what is going to happen to the rest of the sixty percent who fail. This shows that the problem does not reside at the secondary schools but rather through our education system. This is why we; mathematics educators must stand in unity, pull our resources and show our strength.”DAME has developed a constitution which all members will be adopting, enshrined in a booklet which was presented to the Minister of Education.At Friday’s ceremony, the Convent High School was awarded for being the most outstanding school in CSEC from 2006 to 2011.The North East Comprehensive School was also awarded for using their initiative and innovation in celebrating the achievement of students and teachers while the Dominica Community High School was awarded for registering the highest percentage of students for CSEC in the past five years. Dominica Vibes News Share Share Tweet 11 Views no discussions Share