CHENNAI: Inspiring students with anecdotes from the life of eminent mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and creating awareness on how easy it is to learn mathematics would remove math-o-phobia and kindle interest in the subject, feels the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan.
Celebrating National Mathematics Day on December 22 — Ramanujan’s birthday — and conducting week-long events starting December 16 is how GANIT would unfold in all Kendriya Vidyalayas, as instructed by the Sangathan. Going by the name Growing Aptitude in Numerical Innovations and Training (GANIT), schools would educate students on Ramanujan’s life and his contribution to mathematics and also teach them on the latest content.
“With the birthday of a mathematician of international acclaim coming up, it is the right time to motivate them with lectures on his contributions and hone their analytical skills. Circulars have been issued to schools suggesting them to conduct lectures and competitions,” said an official from the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Chennai.
Kendriya Vidyalayas in the city have lined up activities for the celebrations. With no defined structure given in the circular, each school has its own agenda prepared for the week-long events, based on the suggestions given. “At the branch in Ashok Nagar, students from each class will make presentations on maths and Ramanujan’s contributions every morning during the week. We would test their analytical and problem-solving skills. There would also be a CCE assessment with grades awarded for the same,” said PM Prabhakaran principal.