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Jalandhar College organises ‘Fun with Maths’

Students display PowerPoint Presentations on various mathematical topics



Mathematics is often perceived as a challenging subject, causing many students to shy away from tackling complex mathematical problems. This fear may stem from the abstract nature of math, the pressure to find the right answer, or a lack of confidence in their abilities. However, it’s essential to understand that mathematics is not just about numbers; it’s a powerful tool for problem-solving and critical thinking. Overcoming this aversion to complexity requires patient teaching, practical applications, and a growth mindset. Embracing math challenges can lead to improved cognitive skills, increased confidence, and a broader skill set, making it a vital subject for personal and academic growth.

Therefore, the Department of Mathematics at Apeejay College of Fine Arts (ACFA) in Jalandhar came up with a new way of teaching this challenging subject thereby making it a fun and unique learning experience for students. The department recently organised a PowerPoint Presentation Competition on the topic ‘Fun with Maths’ for the students of BCA, B.Voc Data Science and B.Sc Economics.

Expressing her views about this activity, Dr Neerja Dhingra, Principal at ACFA, said, “Students usually find mathematics a difficult subject and they try to escape studying it. But through Fun with Maths, our aim is to tell the students that this subject can be learned in an easy and fun way.”

During the engagingly enthusiastic event, students displayed PowerPoint Presentations on the topics including Vedic Mathematics, Unveiling the Efficiency and Simplicity of Ancient Mathematics, Concept of Golden Ratio, Fun with Mathematics and Trigonometry and proved that if individuals work on mathematical problems with focus and concentration then it can turn into fun and easy subject.

In this competition, Ms Meera Aggarwal, Head, Department of Mathematics, Dr. Supreet Talwar, Head Department of Economics and Dr. Keval Krishan Nailwal played the role of the jury.

The invigorating competition ended with a blast with Ananya and Pulkit, students of ACFA,  securing the first position. While Rajat and Vanshika stood second, Mehtab and Parth clinched the third position. Team of Samriddhi , Ansh and Nanshi and Harshita got consolation prizes.

In the end, Dr Dhingra congratulated the winners and honoured them with certificates and encouraged students while saying, “continue to participate in extracurricular activities in future as well.”

Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay Newsroom. With experience in both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world, she has worked with Careers360, India Today and Value360 Communications. A learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveller and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.