Chancellor’s Message: Research Day 2015
It is only appropriate that Research Day at the Mico University College 2015 should honour Professor Claude Packer by focusing on the Theme “The Transforming Power of Mathematics in National Development.” Professor Packer has not only been a great teacher of Mathematics, to whom many students at all levels of the education system are deeply indebted, but he has also been a great advocate and champion of the subject.
A common saying is that arithmetic is to mathematics as the alphabet and spelling are to writing. Arithmetic is about calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and sometimes square roots. Mathematics is about taking signs, symbols, numbers, and shapes to describe and explain relationships and to formulate abstract theories. Continue reading