December 16, 2015 12:39:41 pm
To commemorate the 128th birth anniversary of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to celebrate a ‘GANIT’ week in schools which will help students to overcome the fear of mathematics by joyfully learning the subject.
The CBSE has suggested to schools a series of activities which could be held students of various classes during the GANIT (Growing Aptitude in numerical innovations and training) week, officials said.
One of the suggested activities is ‘Mathematics Relay Race’ in which students would be divided into groups of 5-8. Questions would be prepared and teams will move ahead in the race only after solving it.
The Board has also suggested to schools that they should hold quizzes, puzzle solving sessions, exhibitions as part of the ‘Ganit Week’.
A CBSE official said that “several students have a fear of mathematics as a subject and to encourage them to learn the
subject joyfully it could go a long way in instilling enthusiasm and confidence in them for the subject.”
Officials added that to pay tribute to Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, CBSE has also decided to hold a competition on December 16, for students in which they will submit their essays and poems on certain topics.
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