The success of African nations as we move through the 21st century continues to depend on ideas and skills. Increasingly, the influence of technology and the availability of information will shape those ideas and skills, resting in large part on how well we address science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in our education.
Business leaders look for employees who not only possess knowledge and skills in STEM fields, but also can work together to find creative solutions to complex problems. Information in numerical and statistical forms inundate us in print and online media, and the issues that voters increasingly face address such complex matters as the economy and taxation, health care and the spread of disease, the stock market and international behavior, and gerrymandering and election outcomes.
Although the need for mathematics education has traditionally been cast in terms of economic need and national defense, mathematics is increasingly needed to understand the world today and fully engage in democratic society. All members of society, if they are to make informed choices for themselves, their families, and their communities, need to be quantitatively literate and to have an understanding of quantitative, scientific, and technological issues far beyond what was once adequate.
Below are some simulations to effectively learn maths and science interactively.