Category Archives: motivational stuff

The Association of Mathematics Teachers of India

https://www.amtionline.com/book_list

(I found this v nice organization and the list of its v cheap, high quality publications in Math for kids in a blog of Mr. Gaurish Korpal.)

Quite frankly, these mathematics teachers are doing/have done profound service to India’s budding, aspiring generations of child mathematicians!! 🙂 And, also to many parents in India, who mostly (in my personal opinion) think of only law, engineering, and medicine as the only respectable professions…:-( like Professor “Virus” of the famous movie, Three Idiots ! 🙂

Hats off to AMTI !!!

Nalin Pithwa.

Childhood Maths — Gaurish Korpal’s blog

https://gaurish4math.wordpress.com/2017/12/07/childhood-maths-i/

https://gaurish4math.wordpress.com/2017/12/14/childhood-maths-ii/

Inspirational to all kids, and hopefully, educative to Indian parents also, if I may add…

Thanks Mr. Gaurish Korpal.

from Nalin Pithwa.

Why study geometry? An answer from Prof. Gangsong Leng

Reference:

Geometric Inequalities, Vol 12, Mathematical Olympiad Series, Gangsong Leng, translated by Yongming Liu, East China Normal University Press, World Scientific.

“God is always doing geometry”, said Plato. But, the deep investigation and extensive attention to geometric inequalities as an independent field is a matter of modern times.

Many geometric inequalities are not only typical examples of mathematical beauty but also tools for applications as well. The well known Brunn-Minkowski’s inequality is such an example. “It is like a large octopus, whose tentacles stretches out into almost every field of mathematics. It has not only relation with advanced mathematics such as the Hodge index theorem in algebraic geometry, but also plays an important role in applied subjects such as stereology, statistical mechanics and information theory.”

🙂 🙂 🙂

Amazon India link:

 

Christiane Rousseau: AMS 2018 Bertrand Russell

http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=3821

Cheers to Prof. Christiane Rousseau and her team !

Math is fun: website

https://colleenyoung.wordpress.com/2017/11/05/math-is-fun/

With thanks and regards to Colleen Young.

Household chores for mathematicians!!! :-)

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-of-unity/household-chores-for-mathematicians/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciam%2Fmath+%28Topic%3A+Math%29

Thanks to Evelyn Lamb and Scientific American. 🙂

The infinite hotel paradox : due Jeff Dekofsky

This hardcore stuff about “infinity” , quite nicely, explained was pointed out to me by my ISC XII student, Mr. Utkarsh Malhotra! 🙂

 

Awesome inspiration for Mathematics !

http://bridgesmathart.org/bridges-2017/

Fun with Math websites: MAA

https://www.maa.org/programs/students/fun-math

cheers to MAA! 🙂

Nalin Pithwa.

Prioritize your passions and commitments, says Dr. Shawna Pandya

Kids now-a-days need counselling for a choice of career. In my humble opinion, excellence in any field of knowledge/human endeavour gives deep satisfaction as well as a means of livelihood. But, I am a mere mortal, most of my students are bright, ambitious, multi-talented and hard-working. I would like to present to them the views of one of my “idols”, though not a mathematician…

Dr. Shawna Pandya:

http://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/introducing-dr-shawna-pandya-the-third-indian-origin-astronaut-to-go-into-space-271207.html

Hats off to Dr. Shawna Pandya, belated though from me…:-)

— Nalin Pithwa.