Why do sales of ice cream fall in the summer in Dubai?* This question kicked off the muPathshala decision sciences workshop at Inventure on 24 May. muPathshala has been designed through a unique collaboration between Mu Sigma and Inventure for our 9th and 11th Grade students. The workshop aims to equip students with the skillset, toolset, and most importantly mindset required to tackle VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) in today’s constantly changing real-world paradigm. It complements academic education with real-world problem solving skills to empower students with an interdisciplinary approach to connect Math, Technology, Design Thinking, Arts and Behavioral Sciences for problem solving.
The workshop will be conducted over four sessions in the next few weeks and will culminate on 14 July when our students will present their learning to parents, faculty and their Mu Sigma mentors. During the first session, students were split into teams to work on real life case studies that have especially been created for our students, with accompanying data sets and charts.
The students were excited to embark on this unique journey in problem solving and learnt that Mu Sigma evaluated answers to complex questions as either “correct” or “not yet.” One 11th Grader aptly summed up the first session with his comment: “this is so cool!!!”