Indian history is full of examples of people whose life stories have left footprints on the sands of time. Their life stories have left and are leaving many people awestruck because of the innovations and developments they did in their respective field thereby making India famous on the global scale and it is the duty of the citizens to commemorate their birth anniversaries in a special way. One such man is mathematician Dr. Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan. So in order to celebrate 128th birth anniversary of the renowned mathematician, CBSE has invited all its affiliated schools to celebrate GANIT – Growing Aptitude in Numerical Innovations & Training Week which will help students to overcome the fear of mathematics by joyfully learning the subject.
The activities forwarded by the Board to all its affiliated schools are suggestive in nature. The schools have been encouraged to innovate and organize other similar activities. Students from any class can participate in the endeavors as it will reduce in them the fear of mathematics and make its study more interesting.
Here are few suggestions given by CBSE :
Mathematics Relay Race : In this, students from Class 1 to 8 can participate. Students can be divided in groups of 5-8 depending upon the class strength. Questions can be asked to them and if they are able to solve it then only they will be allowed to run. Live the good old days of Kindergarten.
Solving Mathematical Puzzles such as solving Rubik’s cube and creating magic squares: Students of Class 6 to 8 can participate. Instead of solving the Rubik’s cube and creating magic squares at home now its time for the same to happen in school with numbers.
Interactive Session on Mathematics: Senior most students who are studying from Class 9 to Class 11 can participate in the activity. Interactive sessions may be conducted on topics like Mathematics in nature, Mathematics in architecture, Pascal’s triangle, Vedic Mathematics.
Mathematical games such as Sudoku and Kakuro: For classes 6 to 12.
The schools have been further directed to conclude the week long activities with an exhibition displaying all projects and activities taken up during the week. Even the schools have been asked to upload the report of activities held during the GANIT week on school’s website. A short report of not more than 200 words with photographs, highlighting the activities has to be sent to Ms. Gauri Nagpal, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to CBSE, Shiksha Sadan, 17, Institutional Area, Rouse Avenue, New Delhi-110002.