Monday, February 18, 2013

One Proud Momma


My daughter has been competing in the MTAP Math Challenge since she was in first grade.  MTAP (Math Teachers Association of the Philippines), together with the Department of Education and Metrobank Foundation holds a yearly Math challenge open to elementary and high school students.  It aims to not just improve the Mathematical skills of Filipinos but to also inculcate important Math concepts.   The first time I heard about it, I didn’t really quite know what to expect until I saw her review papers in grade 1.  I thought, “How can I teach my first grader how to add/subtract fractions?” Or the area and perimeter?

I am not much of a Math pro either but I found myself during my lunch breaks, solving all the problems and thinking of ways to explain the concepts to her in the simplest way possible.  We bought white board and markers and a couple of Math books.  I surfed the web endlessly for tips and tricks.  It's not easy.  It's like going through primary and secondary education again.  But everything paid off.  I've watched her struggle at first and now computation just seem so easy for her.  There are even days when she would challenge me until my poor brain can take it no more. 



After winning the Division level competition.
The team  - Marjana, Alyssa and Fisher with coach Mr. Bernardo


Last February 9 was the division level team competition and their team breezed through it.  They ended up in first place.   They represented the Division of Makati in the (Public) Sectoral Competition last Saturday, February 16.  Among all the public schools in NCR, their team came in 2nd.  And this coming Saturday, they will compete against the winners of the Private Sectors in NCR.  Regardless of what the outcome is, she is and will forever be our Math Champ. 

Oh yeah! I am one proud Momma!











42 comments:

  1. Kudos to your daughter! In grade school and high school I was pretty good in Math, but college Math is different! hehe :)

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  2. Congrats to your girl! I'm sure you're all very proud of her. :)

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  3. congrats!!!! happy to see kids loving math!!! im an MTAP participant back in highschool too! im glad they still continue the competitions, i always look forward to it before but they only have it every other year because there's an actual Philippine Math Olympiads in between as well... :-)

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  4. My eldest daughter also joined MTAP during her grade school years. Though she competed in all subjects until her high school years I never thought that she will take up a degree in Mathematics in college. Now that daughter of mine will graduate this April with a degree in BS Mathematics.

    By the way congratulations for having a smart and brainy daughter.






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  5. galing naman ni ate!!!
    you have a smart daughter, let her do more math exercises
    congrats!!

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  6. wow.. i am slow in numbers.. kudos to your daughter... and yes, you've a lot of reason to be proud..

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  7. Goodluck to your daughter on this Saturday's competition. Math is hard for a lot of people. Congrats!

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  8. Congratulations to your math wizard! Good luck on the next competition.

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  9. Congratulations Mommy! Galing naman. You have a math wizard!

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  10. Congratulations and good luck to the next battle.

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  11. A big congrats to you and your daughter! I wish more accomplishments for you both. :)

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  12. wow! congratulations to your daughter and to you for such a supportive mama!

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  13. Uyy, congratulations, Mommy! I used to hate Math a whole lot (ako nga rin nagtataka why I am a CPA hihi). My little boy, ironically, loves Math. They have a system in school which makes them understand Math :)

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  14. Congrats to her! This really reminds me of my elementary days,. Haha.

    Oh, and if you're interested in exchanging links and following each other on GFC, please let me know through my blog. :)

    -Jemm
    http://thedracoprincess.blogspot.com

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  15. Who wouldn't be proud? Particularly, it is Math...the subject that is enough to scare anyone away. Good job on tutoring your daughter...it paid off well. :-)

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  16. Wow! I wish i was good in Math. You might have a future engineer in your little one.

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  17. Ang galing! Congratulations and keep it up.

    Mommy Maye2

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  18. You deserve to be proud...this is not an easy feat!

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  19. Wow you're daughter is amazing. Congrats~

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  20. Congrats to you and your daughter! You both deserve a toast!

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  21. You and your husband must be the proudest parents! Keep honing her interest in the subject. Great job, Tyna!

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  22. Congrads to your little girl.. well done!!

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  23. good job! congrats to the proud family.

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  24. Wow! You should be super proud! I will announce it to the whole world if she was my daughter. Haha! Good job!

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  25. Yayy...congratulations! You are certainly one proud Mom! I can relate to the feeling as my own kids used to be achievers in school as well. Really fulfilling as a mother. :)

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  26. Congratulations to you for being such a supportive and super mother to your daughter. Congratulations to her as well for being a good daughter who listens to her parents and studies hard! :)

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  27. Congrats to you and to her. For sure she have a bright future in the Math niche or industry.

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  28. good job! congratulations to your daughter and to you also. what a proud moment! sarap ng feeling.

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  29. Yehey! Good job girl! I can't wait to see if I were in your place na, what will I feel kaya hehehe!

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  30. Congrats to you and your daughter! That's what you call happiness.. good job!

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  31. Congratulations and how exciting for your daughter! I am proud of both of you... what a joy. :-)
    Eliz

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  32. Congratulations to your daughter! I am not good at Math, and I also wonder how I would teach her when the time comes.

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  33. congratulation to you and to your daughter! :-)

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  34. Wow, yeah, congratulations to your daughter! Keep it up sis... ;)

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  35. Congratulations. Good job! I love that she loves math. I have a math degree, btw.

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  36. Great job on your daughter! My husband is hoping he could do the same for our eldest daughter since he's a Math major in College.

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  37. Good job Momma! Her achievement is yours as well coz you taught her well. :-)

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  38. Wow! A Math wizard. Of course, she had your full support so I am sure she's also very grateful to you. Congratulations to both of you, mom and daughter.

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  39. Wow! Congrats, sis! Hope I could be as good in Math as your daughter. Hehehe! I'm a new follower pala. I'm also a mommy blogger and i'd really appreciate it if you cold check out my blog.

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    Thanks! ♥

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