“Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” – Shakuntala Devi
Mathematics is an inseparable part of our everyday life. Be it in the classroom calculating the sums, in the kitchen measuring the ingredients, in the banks counting the money or in a hospital administrating the exact dose medicine, mathematics is evident everywhere. The painter also uses Maths while mixing colours, the mason uses while preparing the mortar, the gardener while making the right mix of manure and the list goes on.
Maths is a powerful tool for understanding the world around us and each of us need some kind of specific mathematical knowledge to live in this world. Students at SAI International School are encouraged to enhance their mathematical abilities through various activities. Inter-house Mathematical exhibition is one such event which is conducted with much gusto by students and teachers alike.
An inter-house Maths exhibition was conducted for students of Class VIII on the topics ‘Mathematics in Real life’ and ‘Mathematics around Us’. Students in groups made brilliant projects basing on the theme, like Age detector, Mathematics in Taj Mahal, The Clinometer, Maths behind construction of a building, Maths on wings, Ancient Indian Mathematics, Vedic Maths etc. Students explained many mathematical concepts like probability, data handling and trigonometry used in daily life.
Some live projects were also demonstrated in the Maths lab showcasing technological advancements like the ‘Golden Ration’, which helps in knowing the age of Nautilus Shell or Galaxy to various patterns in the Nature. A well-researched project on Platonic solid was also displayed where students displayed its history and application and a project called ‘Coin Jumping’ showcased logical and reasoning-based games. All the projects were cost-effective, best out of waste and made using Maths lab manipulatives.