Learning mathematics is fun, not burden
Islamabad, April 19, 2008: An international exhibition titled 'Experiencing Mathematics'
supported by Unesco was held here Friday at Islamabad Model College for Girls,
The event was jointly organised by Pakistan Science Foundation,
Islamabad, and Embassy of France, in collaboration with Federal Directorate of
Pakistan Science Foundation Chairman N. M. Butt said that mathematics is centre to daily life in the 21st century
and in order to show that mathematics is not only dispensable to daily life but
can also be fun, and not a burden to learn, but fascinating and easy to
understand if taught properly.
A team led by Unesco has designed a
travelling exhibition entitled 'Experiencing Mathematics' which began its tour
in July 2004. From April 9 to 21, Islamabad Model College for Girls, F-7/4, was
selected for the exhibition, then from April 25 to May 11 exhibition will be
held at National Museum of Science and Technology, University of Engineering and
Technology in Lahore and from May 17 to 28, the exhibition will be held at Govt.
High school No. 1 in Peshawar city.
"The unique thing about this
exhibition is this that the students not only see the exhibition but they try to
solve the puzzles that not only involve them in mental exercises but also coaxes
them to solve the puzzles by trial and error method. This practical method of
the exhibition enhances their observation and opens their minds and they are
exposed to different methods that motivate them," he said.
Almost 60 to
70 schools under Federal Directorate of Education have visited the exhibition
and tried their hands on each stalls displayed at the huge auditorium hall of
the college. In all there are 15 stalls placed in the hall in which nine are big
stalls and seven are small.
This student and public oriented exhibition
has already been held in France, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, Thailand, Laos,
Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, and lately in
Pakistan Science Foundation has arranged a number of science fairs
and science exhibitions in the past. This international mathematics exhibitions
prepared under the title 'Experiencing Mathematics' is the first of its kind in
Pakistan, which is being arranged with the cooperation of French
The unique thing about this exhibition was that the exhibition
not only targets children and youth between the ages of 12 to 20, but it also
attracts their parents and teachers who actively participate in the exhibition.
Even a layperson who has never studied mathematics all his life loves to try his
hand on the equipment. The exhibition also features posters and interactive
devices on stalls that includes read the nature, tiling and symmetries, filling
a space, connections, calculations, construction, estimation, optimisation and
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"i am student of math in Quaid e Azam university in Islamabad . i dt scene any aplication of even at that stage of my study . it is better and positive aproach. thanks"
Name: Muhammad Awais yousaf
City, Country: Islamabad, Pakistan