Mathematics is the simplest as well as the most complex subject, which almost all students love. Mathematics, which has been here since millennia, is a subject about perfection. Perfection to the dot. Even a single error can cause a lot of problems. It requires accuracy and precision which is not possible without God’s strength. India has a great history of Mathematics contributed by great Mathematicians like Aryabhata and Srinivasa Ramanujan. Atmiya Vidya Mandir celebrated a three-day long Atmiya Mathematics Festival to inculcate the importance of Mathematics and its applications in daily life. It started on 3rd January 2023, spearheaded by 10th grade students with the help of their Atmiya Teachers.

The preparation for this festival commenced during the days of the Atmiya Annual Athletic Meet where students, after a long day of athletic events, prepared for this festival with the help of teachers. According to AVM’s ritual, every event always began with 2 minutes of prayer to God. It went on for about 4-5 days and the students and teachers gave their best to make this festival the most enjoyable as well as informative. It helped the students learn new skills and also provided an opportunity to showcase their inner talent.

India has a diverse, rich, and cultural background in Mathematics. Vedic Maths is a swift and easy way to do mathematics that was developed in ancient India. It has many tricks such as finding squares, square roots, cubes, cube roots, and many more. The point of the tricks is to minimize the time and hence to maximize the efficiency to solve these types of problems. Aryabhata (476–550 CE) was an Indian mathematician and astronomer who famously introduced the concept of number 0 (zero). H.D.H. Hariprasad Swamiji has often elaborated the significance of zero in the spiritual way of life. The number 0 (zero) can be kept behind any number and make that number’s value increase by 10 times.

This Maths carnival began with the learning of such inspiring values of life. These 10th graders had to explain each Vedic maths trick and other puzzles to all the other students (from Std 1 to 12) and teachers participating in the event. This event helped all students to learn communication skills and the value of team spirit. It also helped them to develop a sense of Atmiyata amongst each other and understand how to cooperate with different people of different ages.

Written by: Sudarshan Patel, Chaitanya Patel and Tanmay Parmar (Grade 10)