The Mathematics Team
Our Mathematics team at ABWA comprises:
Mr. Prodipta Hore (Program Director - ABEA and Co-ordinator International Initiatives - ABWA)
Ms. Mrudangi Khushrushai (IGCSE Co-ordinator)
Mr. Milind Jain (Head of Department)
Ms. Komal Upadhyaya (Asst. Head of Department)
Mr. Sahaj Goyal (Advanced Rounds In charge)
Mr. Alok Barne (Senior Rounds In charge)
Ms Bijal Amlani
Ms. Zainab Mala
Mr. Sanjeev Malhotra
Ms. Bhavna Chawla
Mr. Yash Master
Mr. Meet Sachde
Mathematics Department at Aditya Birla World Academy
The Math department in the Secondary Section at Aditya Birla World Academy continuously attempts to raise the bar of teaching-learning of Math by instilling the love and interest for the subject amongst the students. Here at ABWA, the teachers’ conception of mathematics is quite different than the image of hierarchically organized topics. We consider mathematics as a network of interrelated ideas whose connections can be understood by students with different levels of attainment, given appropriate and differentiated scaffolding. These problems require students to make meaning of the mathematics they are using by working on various assignments/projects based on real life applications of Math concepts learnt. Class time is used to clarify assumptions and explore and defend their choices in problem posing and problem solving across grades 6 to 12. We use a wide variety of activities, practical tasks, problems to solve, investigational work, cross-curricular projects, textbooks, classwork, and group work. Every task can be tackled by students with widely different backgrounds of knowledge but the direction and level of learning are decided by the student and the teacher. Our curricular approaches in IGCSE AND IBDP OR AS/A Levels are aligned with the view of mathematics as a tool for making sense- students need opportunities to understand mathematics through activities that allow them to make sense of things in the world. Some of the Mathematical activities/projects undertaken by our students are mentioned below:
Varied game stalls put up by Grade 6 student groups in the Math fair "Math-e-polis City of Games". Combining concepts learnt in Geography on settlements and in Math on Algebra, as a part of their horizontal integration between subjects, Grade 6 students set up cities: "Mumbai-the city of dreams in hundred years 2100" and displayed them during Project Day.
Students of Grade 7 set up coffee shops to understand the use of ratios to understand profits, losses and division of tips amongst workers based on their hours of work put in.
Combining Art with Math by drawing using coordinate plotting in Grade 7 (fictional cartoon characters) and using concepts of Transformations in drawing Escher Art forms in Grade 10
Implemented the Global Math Project to instill the love of doing Math using Exploding Dots in Grade 6,7,8 during the Global Math Week spear-headed by our teachers in school (inspired by Mr. James Tanton from MAA and his work).
Project in grade 7 on Percentages, Simple interest and Linear graphs based on setting up a Banking system modelled on a real Bank. The student groups displayed their work during the Project day where they put up an exhibition of various banks and attracted mock customers to be their investors (students and teachers of different schools attended the Project Day exhibition)
A project on Quadratic equations done with students of Grade 11 to understand parabolic curves taken by Angry birds
Taking Math outdoors in the form of treasure hunts, investigations and explorations (finding angle of elevation or depression of actual concrete structures) etc.
Use of variety of technological tools are used for Formative assessments or class starters in the form of kahoots, desmos, jeopardy, socrative, brain-teasers, puzzles etc.
Training gifted students for International Math competitions like WMTC, AMC and NEAMC year after year where students compete with other students of their grade level across the world. The students are winning laurels at the WMC being held at University of Melbourne every year. A snippet of our accolades are shared in detail on this site.