Chilean Navy and CMM sign agreement to innovate in mathematics teaching of noncommissioned officers

Chilean Navy and CMM sign agreement to innovate in mathematics teaching of noncommissioned officers

A delegation from the Center for Mathematical Modeling of Universidad de Chile, headed by Director Alejandro Maass, the Dean of the Faculty of Physical Science and Mathematics Patricio Aceituno and other researchers, arrived on November 6th at the Navy’s Noncommissioned Officers Academy Alejandro Navarrete Cisterna. They traveled to Quiriquina Island to sign the ARPA-Noncommissioned Officers Academy agreement. Thanks to the alliance, Maths teachers of the Navy’s school will have access to new methods to train the noncommissioned officers on the problem solving ability and, through it, on representing, modeling, and arguing skills.

The Director of Education of the armed force Rear Admiral Gonzalo Maldonado, the Director of the Noncommissioned Officers Academy Captain Sebastián Gutiérrez, and the Head of the Planning and Development Department of the Education Direction Captain Jaime Rodrigo received the delegation.

Commander Gutierrez talks about the work of the Academy, giving way to a presentation by the Director of ARPA (Activating Problem Solving in the Classroom) Patricio Felmer. The CMM researcher emphasized the importance of teachers on showing Mathematics as a discipline that is close and transversal to all areas of human knowledge, through reflection and problem solving.

On behalf of the Center for Mathematical Modeling and ARPA, he thanked the Navy and especially the Education Diretion and the Noncommissioned Officers Academy for the trust placed in the University to provide new tools to the teachers and thus contribute to the growth of the institution and the country.

Subsequently, Rear Admiral Maldonado and the Dean Aceituno signed the agreement. And, finally, visitors made a tour of the facilities where the staff is trained.

Source: Chilean Navy

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 in Frontpage, News