The Caribbean society is an integral part of an ever-changing world. The impact of globalisation on most societies encourages this diverse Caribbean region to revisit the education and career
opportunities of our current and future citizens. A common denominator of the Caribbean societies is to create among its citizens, a plethora of quality leadership with the acumen required to make meaningful projections and innovations for further development. Further, learning appropriate problem-solving techniques, inherent to the study of mathematics, is vital for such leaders. Mathematics promotes intellectual development, is utilitarian, and applicable to all disciplines. Additionally, its aesthetics and epistemological approaches provide solutions fit for any purpose. Therefore, Mathematics is the essential tool to empower people with the knowledge, competencies and attitudes which are precursors for this dynamic world.
- make Mathematics relevant to the interests and experiences of students by helping them to recognise Mathematics in the local and global environment;
- help students appreciate the use of Mathematics as a form of communication;
- help students acquire a range of mathematical techniques and skills and to foster and maintain the awareness of the importance of accuracy;
- help students develop positive attitudes, such as open-mindedness, resourcefulness, persistence and a spirit of enquiry;
- prepare students for the use of Mathematics in further studies;
- help students foster a ‘spirit of collaboration’, with their peers and others within the wider community;
- help students apply the knowledge and skills acquired to solve problemsin everyday situations; and,
- integrate Information Communications, and Technology (ICT) tools and skills in the teaching and learning processes.