Mangaluru: Mathematics gives us hope that every problem has a solution. Mathematics is an interesting and brainstorming subject. To make the students understand that Math is an easy subject and they can learn it with ease, LCS Maths week was celebrated in Lourdes Central School from Dec 19 to 22, 2022. The project was inaugurated by the Principal Rev Fr Robert D’Souza on Dec 19 by projecting a miniature tree house on which various solid shapes were hung. The week was filled with various competitions and activities that encouraged the students to involve themselves actively.
The morning assemblies had Math songs composed by students and sang melodiously to foot-tapping tunes which meant that Maths is fun. Students spoke about great mathematicians and their contributions. Students prepared beautiful Mathematics charts and decorated their classes.
Students enthusiastically participated in the exhibition and made wonderful and amazing models on the topics given, which brought out the creativity in solving Mathematics problems. The topics for the Math exhibition were as follows – KG 1 & 2 – Fun with shapes, Class 1- Make a clock, Class 2 – Represent fractions on the chart by giving two examples each, Class 3- Models on fractions, Class 4- Models on fractions, Class 5- Wall hanging made of plane figures, Class 6- Tangram and objects made of solid shapes, Class 7- Warli art and Aipan art, Class 8- History of mathematicians including the great mathematicians and their contributions, different types of quadrilaterals, any three polyhedrons/platonic solids, tessellation. Subject enrichment activities were conducted for classes 9 to 12.
The students made different models both still as well as working models. The students also presented the models and explained the topics vibrantly. The math finale assembly was conducted on Dec 22. Students of class 7 presented a heart-touching skit by giving value to the least number “0” and highlighting the message that we should always lift others and join hands with them, instead of showing hatred. Prizes were distributed to winners of the various competitions conducted on account of Math Week.
Math Week concluded with a beautiful message to be pondered:
Life is a Math equation
In order to gain the most
You have to know how to convert
Negatives into positives.