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Sahayog: Workshops for school students

Aim of the Workshops:
Empower the students

Provide hands-on practice

Create joy of learning

Enable the students to perform well in exams or in any situation where they need mathematics

Enable the students to be active participants in the process of doing mathematics

Enable the students to grasp the fundamentals rather than memorizing fancy tricks We bring to the students the excitement of mathematics, whether pursued for its own sake or for its applications to other branches of knowledge

Develop the student’s communication skills and build their confidence

Mode of the Workshop:
Highly interactive discussions

Extensive and intensive problem sheets and lecture notes for the students

Students are divided in small groups to provide individualized mentoring by our faculty to discuss the worksheets and clear conceptual doubts

Teaching is conducted partly using computer simulations
Home assignments with prize problems
Lectures on history of the subject and on mathematicians

Providing motivation for study of mathematics and career counseling

General Format of the workshop
The Mathematical Sciences Foundation can conduct a mathematics workshops for all classes.
These workshops can be tailored to the specific needs of a school and its students. A sample format is given below

Duration: 3 days

Each Day: 4 hours

2 Lectures & 2 Problem Solving sessions (in small groups based on worksheets on the concept discussed during the lectures)
Time: Either in the morning (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
or in the afternoon (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Two very popular and successful workshops have been –
1 Sets and Functions. These are enormously important topics and are a gateway to Calculus. The workshop is designed for students who have entered Class XII and assumes no prior knowledge of the topic. Our objective is to start from scratch and to empower the students in this important topic in such a way that it leads to knowledge and insight with enjoyment. The workshop will also help the students to perform well in board and competitive examinations. Students of Class XI also find this a very useful topic.
2 Limits, Continuity and Introduction to Calculus (for class XII): Arguably the most important and relevant part of the school curriculum. Our experience is that students who have not been introduced to the first workshop find the second workshop rather difficult to appreciate. BOTH the workshops are on topics that are absolutely essential for the understanding, as well as for applications of, mathematics not only at the school level but also for any course that a student may pursue after school.
Requirements for the workshop:
LCD Projector An arrangement of tables and chairs in the room for students to sit in groups of about 10 each.

White-board/ Green-board

Local hospitality

The participating school is welcome to invite students from other schools. Special consideration will be given for participants from those schools that cater to the underprivileged sections of the society
All payments are to be made by a demand draft (payable at Delhi) in the name of "Mathematical Sciences Foundation"
 
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