January 15, 2020

GIIS observed Ramanujan and IT Week

A series of activities were planned for all grade levels and celebrated by all segments with enthusiasm and participation. For grades 3-5 the Mathematics week started with the introduction of History of Mathematics, its origin and importance of Math in day to day life. Math Teachers of the wing explained the topics with the help of interactive videos that were shown to the students. Students of Grade 3 were engaged in an activity called Time - showing Quarter Past, Quarter to and Half past using A4 Sheets, which they completed by using cut outs of circles. Grade 4 did an activity on 2D and 3D shapes and Grade 5 on angles using clay and toothpicks.

Grade 3 students were also engaged in another activity on Measurements during the week. The students brought foot cut outs of father, mother and child on black paper and pasted them on white A3 size sheet by measuring their lengths and arranged them in descending order.

For grade 6 to 8, an Inter house Math-IT Quiz was conducted in the MPH. Five Questions from IT and five from Mathematics were asked to each house. The students participated in the quiz very enthusiastically and seemed quite eager to answer the questions asked to them. It was a very knowledgeable activity which was conducted as a part of Math and IT week activities. Students gained lot of knowledge through this activity. In the end, students were told to actively participate in the various activities planned on account of Mathematics and IT week. Sunflower House stood first. It was a fruitful activity which was appreciated by all.

Towards the end of the activity-full week, students were told about Srinivasa Ramanujan who was an Indian mathematician who lived during the British Rule in India. The students were made aware of his substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions, including solutions to mathematical problems then considered unsolvable.

In addition to the special assembly, several hands-on activities were conducted for 6th-8th graders to define and explain the concept of a circle; identify the different parts of a circle; explain the relation between the radius and diameter of a circle and teach the students how to solve simple problems involving radius and diameter. Students made various geometrical shapes using Geo boards and math wise kit.

Lastly, the week concluded with a Maths Proficiency test of 1 hour that was conducted across all grade levels. The senior students of grade 9 to 12 sincerely appeared for the test. All these activities across grades helped students in understanding the use and value of Mathematics in our day to day lives, aside learning the concepts in an interesting way.

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