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    'Unite the World in numbers'

    We Indians celebrate December 22nd as the National MathematicsDay. That day's importance is that it is the birth day of India's greatest Mathematician Sreenivasa Ramanujan. Similarly there is a 'World Maths day', it happens to be today. This day is not decided by a date. It is celebrated in the first Wednesday of March every year. Today is that day and the slogan for the day is " Unite the World in Numbers".
    The aim of celebration is to familiarise children with the interesting features of numbers. An international level on line competition is conducted today Students within the age group of 4 to 18 can participate in the competition. Lakhs of children from different countries are participating in it.
    In the last competition about five million students participated from 240 countries. This was started in the year 2007 March. About two lakh students from 98 countries participated in it.
    There will be twenty questions to be answered within specified time. Even if more questions are answered maximum twenty marks alone will be awarded. No fee charged for participation. Gold medals are awarded to the first ten. 3PLearning is organising the competition.
  • #628810
    I wish all the members of ISC a happy Worlds Maths Day. Many students are good in many subjects but the majority of the students will have a problem in the subject Mathematics. So the mathematics teachers have to take a special interest and develop a special way of creating interest in the subjects. For a kid, if you say 2 + 3 = 5, he may not find it interesting and he may not remember also. But if show him 2 chocolates in one hand and another 3 chocolates in another hand ask him to count after mixing both of them, he will find it interesting and may remember for long. It is the duty of the parents and the teachers to create that interest in the kid from the beginning.
    It is nice to know the details of the competition that is being held on this day. I hope Indians will continue their excellence in the field of mathematics taking the example of India's greatest Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

    always confident

  • #628837
    Glad to know about the World Maths Day today and the free competition conducted. Regarding the theme Unite the world in numbers'', how do we do that? I always thought that numbers/figures are always used to differentiate country form country size, GDP, wealth, expectancy rates etc.

  • #628839
    Good that World Maths day being observed today and we know many are averse to the maths subject why because they are not taught in easy way to understand and thus many score less and have a fear factor about maths.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #628846
    'Unite the World in numbers' is supposed to mean that numbers are common throughout world. I mean 1,2,3,4, ..... All are getting United in the usage of these symbols representing the numerals. There were several types of numerals earlier. But now almost every country has adopted this numerical system. So that way the World get United through numbers.
    Gold Member ISC

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