World Maths Day 2010 Event Final Results

1,133,246 students and 56,082 schools from 235 countries participated in the marathon event organized by the World Maths Day Team!

Our dearest students performed an amazing feat in the past 48 hours.

Class results:

Class 8 Team secured 11th position worldwide and 1st at India level with a lead of 36000 points ahead of the second team in India!

Class 5 Team secured 42nd position worldwide and 4th at India level.

Class 6 Team secured 50th position worldwide and 5th at India level.

Individual results:

Suraj Patel (Class 8) secured 59th position in the world and 5th in India.

Kishan Khanpara (Class 3) secured 96th position in the world and 5th in India

Congratulations to all the teachers and students and all those wonderful people who have spent their time and efforts in making this possible!

Great job guys!

(Detailed report will be posted shortly)

The Little Masters still dominate on the Second Practice Session! Stay tuned and witness History.

If you’ve been on a trade floor of an investment bank, you’ll find something quite remarkable, something that’ll definitely sweep you off. It’s the energy level. There’s so much excitement, hurrays of victories, sighs due to losing, a constant never say never again attitude “breezing” across the floor! I can say it without any hesitation that its the same kinda atmosphere around the Admin building here at Atmiya Vidya Mandir. You’d maybe feel as if you’ve entered some textile looms factory due to the keyboard noise all around. Actually its been that way since yesterday noon time.

The young wonders of AVM have been doing wonders, mathematically, this time around. Despite the already impressive performance by the end of the day yesterday, they started off today with an ever more zeal to outperform their own selves. At the time of writing this, the following were some of the mind boggling statistics during the second day of practice. (NOTE: Those with a weak heart or blood pressure problems, please leave this page from this point.)

Student Rankings – Age 5-8: Positions: 11 and 14

Class Rankings – Age 5-8: Positions: 18 and 20

Student Rankings – Age9-13: Positions: (30 students in the top 100 out of the 12000 students the world!)

2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 30, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 41, 42, 44, 46, 56, 67, 83 and 85.

Class Rankings – Age 9-13: Positions 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7! (All our four teams within this age group, basically.)

Student Rankings – Age 14-18: Positions 11, 14

Class Rankings – Age 14-18: Position 1 (The one team from AVM in this age group!)

I guess I need a break now to digest what I just typed here!

We shall be back soon with further updates and some screenshots….

What a day!!

Atmiya Vidya Mandir students on the top of the world with positions 1, 2, 3 and 10 in World Maths Day Practice Session

End of the Day Update

All the students from std 1 – 9 showed great enthusiasm and did keen competition with other students from around the world.

By the end of today’s practice session, students of Atmiya Vidya Mandir hold positions 1, 2, 3 and 10 in the class wise category of ages 9-13 in Hall of Fame in World Maths Day practice session. Please find the rankings chart below:

We congratulate all the students and ask them to keep these positions on the day of the competition.

All the Best! You all are the Best!

Atmiya Vidya Mandir in Hall of Fame of World Maths Day Practice Session

World Maths Day is the world’s largest online mathematics event where students compete in real time against other students from around the world. In this event, the main focus is on basic mathematical operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and number series. The students are awarded the points based on speed and accuracy of mental arithmetic.

The actual event will be held on 2nd March and 3rd March, 2010. About 60 students of Atmiya Vidya Mandir’s are participating in the event. Currently the site is open for practice session and the students of Atmiya Vidya Mandir are currently occupying the top notch positions. Our few students are holding the flag of India and Atmiya Vidya Mandir.

Atmiya Vidya Mandir class wise rank in Hall of Fame of the World Maths Day practice sessions as of now is:
In age group 5 – 8, our class teams are at position # 12 and 43.

In age group 9 – 13, our class teams are at position # 3, 6 and 7

Individual student positions in Hall of Fame of the World Maths Day practice sessions as of now are:

Age group 5 – 8

World Rank# 36 :: Name -> Kishan Khanpara :: Score -> 3768 :: Std -> 3rd

World Rank# 51 :: Name -> Smit Lad :: Score -> 2889 :: Std -> 3rd

Age group 9 – 13

World Rank# 47 :: Name -> Suraj Patel :: Score -> 4391 :: Std -> 8th A

World Rank# 85 :: Name -> Pranshu Savani :: Score -> 3778 :: Std -> 8th A

Champions: The Surat Inter School Table Tennis Tournament 2009-2010

We feel proud to announce that the under 17 boys team of Atmiya Vidya Mandir won the Surat Inter School Table Tennis Tournament on 23rd Feb 2010 which was organized by Delhi Public School, Surat.

About 20 schools from the area participated in this tournament and the following students of Atmiya Vidya Mandir came out to be the champions of the tournament:

  1. Saurabh Biyani           Std 9th
  2. Anand Kalawadiya       Std 9th
  3. Manav Patel               Std 9th

In the Pre-quarter finals the AVM team beat the team of Ryan International School by 3-0, in the quarter final round we beat the Sanskar Bharti School by 3-2, in the semi-final round we beat Delhi Public School by 3-1 and in the finals we beat Bhulka Vihar School by 3-2.

After winning the championship the team said, that they would not have been successful without the hard work and training provided to them by all the sports teachers at the school and especially Bhaumik Sir who is their table tennis coach.

On behalf of the Atmiya Vidya Mandir family we heartily congratulate the winning team and their coach.

Chak De AVM!

Submitted By:
AVM Sports Teachers

Learning for Life

Hungry birds have always been a problem for farmers. Sometimes the birds eat so much corn or wheat that a farmer and his family would not have enough food to last through the winter. So, for more than 3000 years, farmers have been making scarecrows.

But the ones made here at Atmiya Vidya Mandir were erected by the class of 4th division with the help of their Gujarati Language teacher. These students have a poetry on scarecrows in their coursework/syllabus and for the introduction of the poem their teacher built a scare crow in the neem garden on the campus. When the children saw the scarecrow they said it would be very difficult for somebody to build one, but were positively challenged by their teacher to build their own. Under the guidance of the teacher the students together built the first prototype. The students were then divided into teams who created many other such Scarecrows. It seemed that the little champions erected these bogeyman’s to protect their beloved neem trees.

Confucius once said ‘You hear and you forget you see and you remember you do and you understand’.

Each child in this class now remembers the poem and even if they forget the lines, they have understood the meaning and importance of scarecrows for life.

Learning at Atmiya Vidya Mandir happens round the clock. A typical Science class for 8th standard on a particular day began at 9:54 pm on the terrace of the new school building. 42 students of class 8th with their teacher observed the moon through a telescope magnified at 160 X zoom and experienced beautiful craters on the moon. The curiosity of the students then rose to such an extent that they wanted to explore more and some said they wanted to find their own K-Pax. To challenge these inspirers the science teacher gave them a project and asked them to select any celestial object in the solar system – planet, satellite, comet, asteroid anything in the solar system and asked them to inform him why they were interested in that object. But he also made them think by asking a critical thinking question that if their research team is funded by our dear Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh with Rs 10,000 crore for their project what would they do?
All the teams did impressive research work and some of their original ideas are as follows:

  1. Setting up an Internet hub on Mars with a telecommunication satellite hovering over Mars.
  2. Sending plants and insect samples on Mars and see how life if any is affected on the planet.
  3. Coating their Venus Exploration spacecraft with platinum so the sulphuric acid clouds of Venus does not bother their mission.
  4. Young authors – this group started writing fiction – they said they went to Mercury and found a dead alien which they brought back to earth and are now going to spend the money on doing research on the alien. (X-files Returns – what will Scully and Moulder do?)
  5. Creating drilling equipment for their Mission to Europa (one of Jupiter’s many moons) so that they could drill easily through the frozen surface and will check if there is life under the ice sheets there!

It is said that Ye can lead a man to university but you cannot make a man think. But can you say the same about the children of Atmiya Vidya Mandir?

Republic Day celebration at AVM

Republic Day celebration at AVMIn a befitting tribute to the nation on the occasion of 60th Republic Day celebrations, the management staff and students organized a simple but a meaningful ceremony to salute the nation and express solidarity with it as its being continuously tested, trying to grapple with severe problems of internal and international tensions, at the same time keeping the economy afloat progressing in the wake of global recession.The threats of regionalism, linguistic divisions, external aggressions and terrorist bloodbath are looming large over the Indian nation and the need of the hour is to confront them with courage, upholding the dignity of the citizens, at the same time keeping the country united, as was said by a staff member to the gathering.The management representative, Mr. Haresh Patel further urged the members of the Atmiya Vidya Mandir family to take a pledge to spread the message of “Atmiyata” and contribute towards making India energy efficient by saving energy.The ceremony concluded with the school vibrating with the spirit of patriotism through heart rendering patriotic songs sung by the school choir group represented by students and led by Mr. Somnath Mitra, their mentor and Music instructor at the school.Report by: Rupashree Asthana

The Tradition of Initiatives

The basic philosophy of education at Atmiya Vidya Mandir is to develop the innate critical and creative thinking capabilities of children. All the children are born with a unique talent. The child should be given his own space to explore, adapt and flourish through learning and experiencing variety of things. Teaching at Atmiya Vidya Mandir is aimed at holistic development of a child; we truly believe that creativity is not an inherent skill or only for those with a talent for it; it could be successfully taught to and used by people of any age, walk of life or cultural background.
We need to start looking at our children 10 years from now and help them develop skills that they can use then. We provide resources, recognition, and ample of opportunities to our students, their parents and teachers for the development of the students’ optimal educational potential. We empower the teachers and learners with a new set of skills to read critically, think and reason logically and solve complex problems. We provide the children hands on experience through well equipped math lab, science labs and computer labs. We also have resourceful language and social science labs. We also organize frequent competitions like debates, quizzes etc school wide. To validate from a third party that has done extensive research in the field of education and to know if the school is on the right track developing skills, encouraging thinking, questioning, analysis and higher order thinking, we also encourage our students to participate in national competitions like Spelling Bee, ASSET, International Olympiad etc. Our efforts have also have been recognized by ASSET and are featured in their 2010 brochure which is attached with this post. Thus the students of Atmiya Vidya Mandir are thus exposed to a larger environment and assess their abilities in relation to their counterparts in other places of the world.
The link to the brochure is given below:

Atmiya Parichay

Live Webcast of Atmiya Parichay

Dear Parents,

Its time for real action now!

Enjoy the Atmiya Parichay experience sitting back in your drawing room and marvelling at the little wonders of Atmiya Vidya Mandir.

Please click on the following link or copy & paste it in your web browser for live webcast of the event that shall begin from 5:30 PM onwards today, the 26th of December.


Kind regards,
IT Support
Atmiya Vidya Mandir