Rock with numbers – Mathematics Day

Mathematics Day - GJR International School

Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers. – Shakuntala Devi, Indian writer, and mental calculator.

National Mathematics Day is celebrated on December 22 every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s great mathematical genius Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan, who made an exemplary contribution to Mathematics.

Some contributions of Srinivasa Ramanujan

 One of his most treasured findings was his infinite series for pi. This series forms the basis of many algorithms we use today. He has given more than 3500 Mathematical equations/ formulas that are yet to be proved by the present time Scientists and Mathematicians.

  • In 1911, Ramanujan published his first paper in the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society.
  • His research in the Theory of Numbers and Elliptic Functions gave him a fellowship of Royal Society in 1918. Ramanujan became the first Indian to become a fellow of Trinity College.
  • He elaborately described the mock theta function, is a concept in the realm of modular form in Mathematics.

Mathematics day (Ganit Utsavam) is celebrated to create awareness about the importance of mathematics in day-to-day life situations and also to create students’ interest in studying Mathematics.

As part of the celebration in GJR International School, learning engagements like quizzes, riddles, talks, tricks for their peers, drawing competitions on geometrical designs, collaborative outdoor games like tic-tac-toe using math concepts, dance with angles, and scavenger hunt using the clues were organized. A virtual session was also conducted where students explained the significance of Math in every field. The students participated with great zeal, enthusiasm and enjoyed the programs.

These activities allowed the students to enhance and exhibit their logical thinking skills, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The respected principal and teachers encouraged the students to participate in such activities in the future as well.

GJR International School
Bangalore

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