The Modern School celebrated the joy of mathematics as it organised the 24th Mathematics Cognito on December 23, 2012 on its premises. ‘Cognito’ comes from the word ‘cognition’, which means mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses. This time the project fair was based exclusively on Mathematics and associated concepts.
Students from pre-primary classes upto class XIIth participated in the event with enthusiasm. They exhibited projects on various topics like Fractions, Decimals, Area, Perimeter, Time, Boolean Algebra, Patterns, Coding-Decoding, Addition, Picks Theorem, Michelson Experiment, Measurement, Statistics, Geometry etc. Their work also demonstrated the history and evolution of Mathematics very well.
Students tested the knowledge and skills of several visitors by asking them to solve simple mathematical problems.
The aim of the Mathematics Cognito was to help people understand that Mathematics is not only an interesting subject but it is also omnipresent and integral to real life. Parents and visitors immensely appreciated the entire concept behind the event. Many admitted that it also helped them increase their knowledge of Mathematics.
Dr Nityanand, former chairman of the school’s advisory council and former director, CDRI, was the chief guest on the occasion while Mr. Elton D’Souza , former Principal, La Martiniere Boys’ College, was the guest of honour. Both were visibly impressed by the level of understanding of the students. While chatting with the founder of the school, Mr Rakesh Kapoor, both the guests said that such innovative events go a long way in helping students shed fear of Mathematics.