Ganit Manthan is a year-long program run during the academic year mainly for students from 8 to 16 year olds.
Ganit Manthan is a year-long online program conducted by Vichar Vatika, for students who are passionate about Mathematics falling under the age group 10 to 15 years. The goal of the program is to enable students to develop their Mathematical Thinking. The program will enable students to explore, collaborate, develop skills like critical thinking, problem posing, problem solving, generalisation, and similar long-term goals of Mathematics Education. Some of the topics that are discussed are Number Theory, Algebra, Geometry, Interconnection between Numbers, Algebra and Geometry, Combinatorics, Puzzles, Cellular Automata, Recreational Mathematics, History of Mathematics, Data Analysis, etc. The focus is not just limited to learning the concepts, but also extends to developing thinking skills to approach problems that one has never been introduced to. Skills like generalisation, problem solving strategies, critical thinking, can be transferred to domains outside Mathematics and the objective of Ganit Manthan is to achieve those skills through Mathematics. Thus, Mathematics is not the end in itself in Ganit Manthan, but a means to an end. Mode of the sessions Sessions are conducted on a convenient online platform like Zoom, 4 times a month for 90 minutes (gets extended sometimes to 120 minutes). Challenging problems are given to students (or taken by students) on which they work during the week and discuss it with their peers who might be interested to explore it further.
Batch size: Minimum 8 and maximum 15 students in a batch.
Students are divided into batches based on what they already know and to what extent they are passionate about Mathematics. A particular batch will have a homogeneous crowd based on their current ability to tackle problems in Mathematics.
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