Celebrate freedom from the fear of Math by attending the Cuemath Pythagoras Fest for a day of interesting activities, games, puzzles and freebies!
“Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.” – Albert Einstein
Alright, I have to admit that when a renowned super genius like Einstein says he struggles in Math, it does make me feel a teensy bit better about myself! Although I’m sure many of us would have loved to have heard about this when we were struggling with Math monsters in school!
Math Marvels are All Around Us
A friend of mine said that when it comes to Math, you either hate it or you love it – there’s no in-between. However, I disagree. I belong to this ‘in-between’ section.
I’m not exactly a Math whiz but I love the play of numbers. Like how in the table of 9, the products appear with their digits reversed – 9 x 2 = 18 and 9 x 9 = 81; 9 x 3 = 27 and 9 x 8 = 72 and so on. Isn’t that awesome!
This is just a tiny little example – the wonders of Math are visible all around us. Did you know, for example, that many plants including sunflowers and daisies have a fixed number of petals that figure in the Fibonacci sequence?
Famous artists like M.C. Escher have also used the concept of tessellations in their work.
And we’ve got another special mathematical wonder for you – this year, our Independence Day 15.08.17 is a special date that comes only once in 100 years. It is a Pythagorean Triplet: 15(2) + 8(2) = 17(2).
See? Math is everywhere!
Why is Math Important for Kids?
So we know that Math is all around us, but why is it important for kids to gain a certain proficiency in it? Numerous studies show that children who enjoy Math perform better overall academically. But besides academics, Math also helps kids learn various life skills.
- Math improves focus. When kids sit down to solve a problem, they direct all their faculties and senses to the task at hand.
- Math encourages logical thinking. It encourages kids to think through a problem carefully and consider the various ways of approaching the solution.
- Nearly all adult responsibilities require a fundamental knowledge of Math. Budgeting, doing taxes, calculating discounts or even converting a recipe – all need Math.
- Advanced Math helps kids exercise their brains, and encourages them to think outside the box.
But the problem is that our current education system is ill-equipped to help kids with different personalities and learning styles when it comes to Mathematics. The result – kids get grouped into Math-lovers and Math-haters!
We have always encouraged learning math through more interactive ways, by using printables or games. And now, we’ve found someone who knows that every kid can fall in love in Math and be good at it – Cuemath, an interactive math learning program for children in India!
Cuemath – Making Thousands of Kids Great at Math
Cuemath is a sophisticated after-school math excellence program for kids, designed by alumni of IIT, IIM, Stanford, Cambridge and Harvard.
They believe that great math learning can have a transformative impact in a child’s life because Math is more of a life skill than something needed to just pass an exam. That is why this program focuses on complex problem solving instead of scoring.
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Started in 2013, Cuemath is a program tailored for kids from kindergarten to grade 8. The curriculum covers CBSE, ICSE and other international boards.
However, Cuemath’s active learning style is completely different from traditional classroom rote learning – all the classes are a combination of technical prowess and a personalized teaching experience.
In every 60-minute session, students go over specific topics of school math, mental aptitude, and creative reasoning. Students have access to workbooks, gamified tablet applications and puzzle cards to make things interesting. In addition to this, they have a Math Box, a collection of comprehensive learning aids and math based games that help children conceptualize and visualize math problems.
Cuemath Pythagoras Fest – Celebrate Freedom from the Fear of Math!
This Independence Day, Cuemath has decided that it is the perfect opportunity to celebrate ‘freedom from the fear of math‘. After all, this year is a Pythagorean Triplet!
For the first time in India, Cuemath is organizing the Cuemath Pythagoras Fest, a celebration of math and learning without fear.
This is not your everyday festival; this is a one-of-a-kind event featuring more than 50 math games, puzzles, and activities for kids from KG to class 8. There are also special events for parents along with exclusive merchandise to be given away as gifts.
And here is the highlight of the festival – a 15 x 8 x 17 feet Pythagorean cake, to be cut by Manan Khurma, the Founder and CEO, at Cuemath. Now, this is something you shouldn’t miss!!
In many homes, parents unknowingly transfer their feelings about Math to their kids, hindering their progress. Research shows that kids learn best when Math is learned through games, puzzles and everyday activities. If you’d like to help your kids enjoy math but are unsure about how to start, the Cuemath Pythagoras Fest is the perfect place to be!
The event is absolutely free to attend and starts at 10 A.M. on 19th August 2017 at Elaan Convention Center, JP Nagar, Bangalore.
As the Dutch scientist, Edsger Dijkstra said, “There should be no such thing as boring mathematics!”
Whether your child is a Math lover or is someone who’s unsure about it, she’s sure to enjoy the event. And it might be just what your little one needs to fall in love with the magical world of Math!