In India, 22 December is celebrated as National Mathematics Day.
This day was announced by our previous Prime Minister, to mark the 125th birth anniversary of the great Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Ramanujan was a maths genius who taught himself maths after he was dropped out of high school because he failed in the English subject. He is most widely known for the contribution made in the analytical theory of numbers, continued fractions, and infinite series. He was also invited to the city of England for his set of 120 theorems that he had sent to Cambridge University. He further made many mathematical inventions in his lifetime, all of which were beyond the scope of anybody, anywhere in the world. He taught a greater important lesson, that failure is not a permanent thing as he did not let his failure bring him down and then continued to teach himself mathematics, which he was very passionate about. He loved Mathematics. He has been the inspiration of significant mathematicians, not just only in India but all around and over the world.
Mathematics is a subject one must always learn. Basic mathematical skills help everyone. Maths can help us generate better problem-solving skills and be more analytical.
Maths helps us to think analytically and also have much better reasoning skills and abilities. Analytical thinking can be defined as the ability to be able to think critically about the world that is growing around us. Analytical and reasoning skills are very important as they can help us solve problems in general and look for solutions. This way Mathematics takes the philosophical route as well.
For example, if one is solving the train problem it can help a person solve any problem in their life. The skills that one makes use of in framing the problem, help them in identifying the knowns as well as the unknowns and also help in taking the steps necessary to solve the problems. These are some very important strategies that can be applied to other problems in one’s life.
Maths is needed in almost every career in one way or another. As we know, mathematicians always rely on mathematical principles to do the most basic aspects of the work such as test hypotheses. While mathematics in their careers daily use maths, it is not the only career that does so. Even when operating a cash register one is required to have an understanding of basic arithmetic. For instance, People who work in a factory must be able to do some mental arithmetic to keep up with the tracking of the parts that are on the assembly line and also, in most cases, manipulate the fabrication software that utilizes geometric properties so that they can build their products. All sorts of jobs require maths as one must know how to interpret their paycheck and balance the budget.
To learn better mathematical skills one must practice daily. Classroom apps can provide an easy understanding of concepts. Classroom portals can help in easy understanding of mathematical concepts. Therefore, one must practice as much as one can.
Maths is a hands-on subject. This means it involves daily practice. One doesn’t simply
learn the chapters, but one must understand the concepts.
One must not start by solving complex problems firsthand. If one has just understood the chapter, solving difficult sums will give them the wrong answer and discourage them. It may even make a person hate Mathematics some more. Instead one can start with simple problems. One can solve the examples in the textbook. Make sure one doesn’t look at the answer beforehand but only after solving. Once a person has solved it, they must compare it to the textbook solution, or the book they are referring to. One must-see if all the steps are correct or not, and not just check the main answer. Once the person gets all the steps right, they are then ready to solve the simpler or easier problems. After they have mastered those problems, one can move on to the tougher ones.
One can make Mathematics their favourite subject. It just needs a little practice and hard work. The right mindset is key.