Mathematics is a multifaceted and fascinating body of knowledge. People have pursued mathematics over centuries and across cultures for its application in real life as well as to quench their intellectual thirst. Sharing and solving riddles and problems, looking at different solutions, or even simply participating in the activity without attempting to solve the problems are some of our mathematical engagements for pleasure.
However, the very mention of the term ‘Mathematics’ could invoke extreme responses among students. Some are deeply attracted to it, while others have anxiety attacks at the sight of a Mathematical expression! This is because the mathematics one learns in school and college is linear, assessment oriented, and calls for speed. Given sufficient time and freedom to explore multiple approaches, many who fear mathematics may find themselves enjoying it.
The Math Club at SRM AP aspires to create an engaging platform to explore mathematics using diverse approaches of interest. Posing and solving puzzles, drawing attention to elements of mathematics in everyday life, portraying mathematics through cartoons and poems, and getting to know the history of mathematics are some exciting possibilities that the math club offers for a delightful rendezvous with mathematics.