"Out of the box thinking through mathematics" is an initiative of IITM Pravartak Technologies Foundation hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) to nurture young minds.
Mathematics is not just mechanical calculations of numeracy or mere plugging of borrowed formulas existing for ages. It is a study of facts of numeracy and logic, where logic is interwoven in the study of mathematics. It provides an opportunity to explore self-assessment, data processing, validation, to develop broader thinking by dealing with a variety of problems which lead to multiple solutions. The joy of discovery in this process, helps realize the powerful applications of mathematics in various fields from Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology and so on.
Logic being the undercurrent in the study of mathematics, it is essential to develop a broader thinking, through its applications in the expanding world of technology. From solving a fun sudoku puzzle to completing an important scheduled project, the logic of working is much more important than the arithmetic involved in it. This requires creative thinking and a broader perception that is often known as Out of the box thinking. Out of the box thinking is solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious, and involving ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic. In this unique course, such thinking is emphasized through rediscovering the known and unknown facts of mathematics logically, with an interesting broader perception of the manner of doing it.
These courses are easily accessible from your school children to professionals and researchers. The four graded independent levels of the courses present multiple approaches to problem solving, debunking the myth that problem solving is for the elite. It introduces new techniques in a easy to understand fashion; prepare the users to face real life projects with confidence and ease.
Familiarity with basic concepts and ready mind set for learning non-routine problem-solving skills.
Topics in Level 1 - Out Of The Box Thinking
School class 5 and above
Topics in Level 2 - Out Of The Box Thinking
School class 7 and above
|School Class||Lecture Duration|
|5 and above||20 hours|
|7 and above||20 hours|
|9 and above||30 hours|
|11 and above||30 hours|
Apart from recorded lecture sessions, each level provides periodic assignments, evaluation, assessment and answers.
Grade Certificate, based on evaluation of final exam, will be issued by IITM Pravartak.
Last Modified : 7/8/2022
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