Speaker: Prof. V. M. Sholapurkar (S. P. College, Pune)
Event timing: 30th June, 2021 (Wednesday) at 05:00 PM IST
Suitable for: School Teachers and Students
This talk is proposed to outline the importance of various mathematical competitions conducted at school and undergraduate levels in India. Survey of some prestigious competitions held abroad will also be discussed.
Competitions have a distinctive role in the education system. They provide a chance to the learner to test the knowledge and skills acquired during the training in a competitive but sporting surrounding. The emphasis of any mathematics competition is on solving problems of higher difficulty levels. The purpose of a competition is to expose students to intriguing problems and engage them in the process of making subtle logical arguments. In the process, it is desired that the contestant develops a keen interest in the subject and starts experiencing the beauty of tackling mathematical problems.
The process of preparation for a competition is extremely crucial and ultimately turns out to be more important than the competition itself ! In the present talk, we shall deal with this process, especially in the context of some popular mathematics contests like Mathematical Olympiad Competitions and other such prominent events at school levels. We shall also briefly share the information about different math competitions at undergraduate level in the country and abroad.
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