Mathematics club of the year 2021-2022 was formed on 2021 November 10. Dr.Minni George , the incharge of mathematics club selected Ancy Sara Thomas and Midhuna Suresh ,the secretaries of the club . There are 8 committee members for the active working of the club.
NATIONAL MATHEMATICS DAY 2021
“ Without mathematics , there’s nothing you can do.
Everything around you is mathematics
Everything around you is numbers. ”
_ Shakuntala Devi
The words by Shakuntala Devi depicts the importance of Mathematics in our daily life. The development of society depends on the enhancement of technology which in turn depends on Mathematics. Mathematics education aims to increase critical thinking, logical reasoning and problem solving skills which is essential for a fruitful life.
The theme for 2021 National Mathematics Day was “ Mathematics for a better world ” .Every year National mathematics day is celebrate on 22 December. The day marks the birth anniversary of famous mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
As a part of National Mathematics day, Mathematics club of Mar Thoma Teachers’ Training College, Edakulam celebrated National mathematics day on December 22, 2021 in the name of WEZIBALO in the college auditorium at 10.00 a.m.
The programme started with a prayer song by Binsu Anna Varghese, Jasmine Rachel Baby welcomed all. A thought which illustrates every problem has a solution is given by Midhuna Suresh. Dr.Minni George, Assistant professor of Mathematics delivered the presidential address. The importance of mathematics day which emphasis the contributions of Ramanujan was shared by Geethu Bharat Prajapati.
The formal section is followed by interesting game session. 3 games included in this session.
- Climb Up Via Maths
- Math Buzz
- Tower of Hanoi
The first game climb up via maths is an interesting one. First we conducted a preliminary round , 5 participants selected to the final round. In this game, the numbers 1 to100 marked on each column. Maths based questions is assigned to each number. Participants throw a dice and they get into the game if they get the number 1 on dice. The game continues and first one who reach the number 100 was the winner. To go from one number to the next number they want to answer the question which assigned to the number. The winner of climb up via maths was Anagha Biju from Physical Science department.
Next game was Math Buzz. In the first round, we selected the number 5. When the multiple of 5 occur, the participants will say buzz instead of saying the multiple of 5. In the following rounds, we change the number to 7,3,6,9 etc. the persons who says multiple of corresponding number was eliminated. The winner of math buzz was Deny Varghese from Physical Science department.
The last game was Tower of Hanoi. It is a mathematical game consisting of three rods and three discs of various diameters, which can be slide onto any rod. The puzzle begins with the disks stacked on one rod in order of decreasing size, the smallest on the top, thus approximating a conical shape. The rules are only one disc may be moved at a time. Each move consists of taking upper disc from one of the stacks and placing it on top of another stack on an empty rod. No disc may be placed on top of disc that is smaller than it. The maximum number of moves allotted is 7. The winners were Ashalekshmi S. from Natural Science department and Mahara V.V. from English department.
Prior to the celebration we published a set of 10 questions as a quiz on the notice board on 21 December 2021. The interested students write the answers on a paper and put it in the box next to the question chart. Lekshmi N. from physical science department won the prize.
The prizes were distributed to the winners. The National mathematics day come to an end with the proposal of vote of thanks by Bhagya J. , the whole programme was anchored by Jilbymol C.S. .
The importance of mathematics and its beauty emphasized through the celebration of National Mathematics Day. It encourages us to understand the importance of mathematics education and its beauty. It develops a sense of cooperation among us. We are looking to celebrate the other important days of mathematics.
“ An equation for me has no meaning unless it expresses a thought of God. ”
_ Srinivasa Ramanujan
It will be celebrated on Friday 22nd July 2022. The programmes are
- Pi value writing competition
- Video presentation of famous mathematicians
- Mathematical puzzles
- Inter department quiz competition.
- E-poster competition based on the topic utilitarian value of mathematics.