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Raising A Mathematician Training Program

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A National-Level program on Mathematics for High School Students in Mumbai from 5th to 10th May 2014. For details, visit our blog http://raisingamathematician.wordpress.com or send us an email at raisingamathematician@gmail.com

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Raising A Mathematician Training Program

  1. 1. Importance of Mathematics  Mathematics is a science fundamental to all other sciences  It is one of the oldest subjects, and is constantly being rejuvenated  It is very much alive as it heads into the 21st century  It has applications in many fields, as well as being linked to increased learning and understanding in general  Helps in logical thinking and improves the reasoning ability of a person  Enables one to approach situations from different angles and dig out the best possible solution Raising A Mathematician
  2. 2. Objective of ‘Raising A Mathematician’ Provide guidance to hone their skills and talent Mentor young talent To search mathematical talent (Age group:13-15) Raising A Mathematician
  3. 3. Motto of ‘Raising A Mathematician’ • Our present day educational system gives less room for developing 'critical thinking' and 'research mentality' at a young age due to which many who are even though capable, do not pursue research • The intention is to move out of conventional 'teaching' methods and enable a 'learning' process where the children can explore and look at mathematics with a different perspective and at a different level • Through this program it is intended to induce a research mentality in children Raising A Mathematician
  4. 4. Highlights of the program  Conceptual understanding of secondary/higher secondary level math along with reasoning  Proving theorems so as to understand the thought process behind the same  Learning Mathematical concepts beyond the curriculum and encouraging its application in daily life  Group discussions on various Mathematical topics to improve the skills of communication  Creating a pool of like-minded students who can share their knowledge base, encourage, motivate and get motivated by the fellow students Raising A Mathematician
  5. 5. Target of the program At the end of the program, the student will be able to understand higher secondary level Mathematics and correlate different topics, thereby getting a holistic view of the subject The student will be able to appreciate the application of Mathematical concepts in varied areas and hence understand those subjects better too Raising A Mathematician
  6. 6. Areas covered under the program Similarity, Triangles & Circles Trigonometry (special mention to ancient Indian Mathematics) Co-ordinate Geometry & straight lines Number Theory Averages & Dispersion (with special Correlation & Regression mention to sports) Progressions Equations - Simple, Quadratic and solving Linear Indeterminate Equations Permutations & Combinations Sets, Functions Introduction to Calculus Logarithms Basics of Financial Mathematics Raising A Mathematician
  7. 7. Faculties Photograph Prof. Mandar Bhanushe • M.Sc. M.Phil. in Mathematics from University of Mumbai • Working as Assistant Professor in Institute of Distance and Open Learning in University of Mumbai • He has conducted workshops on Free Open Source Software like Geogebra and Latex, and on Learning Management Systems like Moodle • This year he was the receiver of the prestigious National Award for Best Education Webinar Series at Indian Education Congress in May 2013 Raising A Mathematician
  8. 8. Faculties Prof. R Hariharan • CA, NET, M.Com • Coaching for CA (CPT, IPCC and Final) students, CAT aspirants and students appearing for Olympiad exams • Prof. Hariharan has also completed five papers in Actuarial Science and was also the receiver of the esteemed Chandramouli Award from the ICAI for best paper in Mathematics in PE-1 • Inside the classroom, he brings to his students’ attention the application of Mathematics & Statistics in Finance and Economics Raising A Mathematician
  9. 9. Faculties Vinay Nair • M.Com • Head of School of Vedic Maths, he conducts workshops, courses, camps, online classes and seminars on Vedic Mathematics and ancient Indian mathematics in different parts of the country • He has authored an online course material on Vedic Mathematics for Chinmaya International Foundation, and also published a book named ‘The Teacher Who Taught Us To Think’ • His articles on Mathematics and general topics feature regularly in Malayalam newspapers, international children’s and e-magazines Raising A Mathematician
  10. 10. Program Structure • The program will be a 6‐day residential program at Uttan Vividh Lakshyee Shikshan Sanstha, Ram Ratna Vidyamandir, Keshav Srushti, Gorai Road, Uttan Bhayander (West), Mumbai – 401106. http://www.ramratnavidyamandir.org/ • May 5th – 10th 2014 • About 100 students will be selected from the applications received • The intention is to move out of conventional 'teaching' methods and enable a 'learning' process where the children can explore and look at mathematics with a different perspective and at a different level Raising A Mathematician
  11. 11. Let us encourage the talent which has the potential to contribute immensely to the society and the nation! We would like to know whether your esteemed organisation would be interested in funding this program. We welcome your thoughts/suggestions in regards to the same. Raising A Mathematician
  12. 12. Team: Raising A Mathematician Email: raisingamathematician@gmail.com Phone: +91 9820509484, 9920636201, 9422483400

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