A revolutionary concept aimed at making mathematics simple & fun to learn, for students
Tiruchengode, December 24, 2014: Five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand today launched the state-of-the-art NIIT Nguru MathLab Plus and Mind Champions Academy at a function organized at Vriksha Gobal School, Tiruchengode. A breakthrough initiative from NIIT, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, MathLab Plus aims at making the vital subject of mathematics simpler, easier and fun to learn for school students and Mind Champions Academy aims at helping students learn chess in an easy way. Present during the inauguration were Mr. Aravind Sathasivam, NIIT LTD and Mr. Harinivas Rajasekaran, Correspondent, Vriksha Global School.
MathLab Plus is a novel concept that enables school students to learn and explore mathematical concepts and verify mathematical facts and theorems using technology tools like 'Geometer's Sketchpad' as well as hands-on activities using a wide variety of mathematical models. MathLab Plus offers multiple teaching and learning aids comprising technology applications, videos, measuring instruments etc. It also enables the teacher to demonstrate, explain and reinforce abstract mathematical ideas by using learning tools like - concrete objects, models, charts, graphs, pictures and posters.
The recent NIIT MathLab Impact study, conducted by one of the big four research agencies in 34 schools across 11 states in India to understand the impact of the MathLab both at the quantitative and qualitative levels, highlighted that 20% of children (and adults) suffer from math anxiety. It has been observed that after introduction of MathLab in schools there were multiple changes among the students as well as teachers, in their approach to Math. MathLab helps to increase interest in the subject, develop logical thinking, improves retention of concepts, decreases fear of math and builds up confidence among students through interactive and collaborative learning. The NIIT MathLab Impact study clearly shows that Class X students from MathLab using schools perform distinctly better in Math than students not using MathLab.
On the occasion of the launch of MathLab Plus, NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand spoke on how the collaborative nature of MathLab Plus allows seamless integration of creativity, connectivity and problem solving for contextual learning. With school education evolving day by day, teaching is no longer confined just to classrooms and blackboards. Now the learning has become more interactive allowing high quality education material to reach remote locations thereby allowing teachers to expand their reach.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Aravind Sathasivam, School Learning Group, NIIT Ltd. said, "NIIT is committed to make education more impactful, interactive and fun filled for teachers and students. NIIT Nguru MathLab Plus is a comprehensive solution that builds an appealing world full of color, touch, sound and exploration around the subject of Mathematics. We are delighted to launch the NIIT Nguru MathLab Plus at Vriksha Global School, Tiruchengode, which will help its students comprehend the subject better."
Speaking on the occasion five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand said, "With a vision to enable 'schools of tomorrow', NIIT's MathLab Plus ensures that the students get a thorough grasp on the subject, thus laying a foundation to train students to think, analyze and articulate logically. I congratulate NIIT for introducing MathLab Plus, an innovative product that is likely to redefine school education in India."
Commenting on the efficacy of MathLab Plus, Mr. Harinivas Rajasekaran, Correspondent, Vriksha School, said, "Vriksha Global School is committed to providing the best infrastructure to foster academic excellence. In this regard, we are pleased to introduce NIIT Nguru MathLab Plus in our school. NIIT's MathLab Plus provides an opportunity to students to understand, internalize, discover and verify the basic mathematical and geometrical concepts through concrete objects and situations, thus building interest and confidence for mathematics."
NIIT Nguru MathLab Plus has been successfully implemented in more than 1500 schools, with over 8000 teachers using the product to teach mathematics to more than 5 lakh students.
MathLab Plus is all about learning, verifying and visualizing mathematical concepts in a 'fun' way through educational aids, interactive tools, computer interface and guidance from teachers and NIIT experts. It inspires out of the box thinking and provides an opportunity to explore the valuable knowledge with classmates. With the help of MathLab Plus, teachers can make seemingly complex subjects, easy to understand.
MathLab Plus offers multiple teaching and learning aids comprising technology applications, videos, manipulative, measuring instruments, and tables and charts, to schools on the basis of three pillars of 'Imagine, Investigate and Interact.
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NIIT's School Learning Group (SLG) provides technology based learning to over 15,000 government and private schools in India, Bhutan, South Africa and the Middle East. The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School - Education Resource Planning software.
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About Vriksha Global School
Vriksha Global School is a microcosm of the modern world. A coeducation school, which stands as the perfect learning ground for every child, beginning from Nursery to Grade XII .The vast expanse of the campus inspires a child in treating the world as his / her domain. When young minds are opened to the exceptional world of talent that lies inside them, they will surely lead the world to a greater tomorrow.
At VRIKSHA there exists a welcoming, family atmosphere of warmth, security, trust and friendliness where firmness is mixed with encouragement and challenge to stimulate the child. Every child is equipped with his bravado to meet the challenges of the world, and rewrite his/her future.
We set very high standards, not only for teaching and learning, but also for behaviour and attitude towards others. We believe that the behaviour of students will have a huge impact not only on the quality of their own lives, but also on the lives of others. We want our students to have high self-esteem and to develop confidence in themselves and their abilities, so that they can learn to handle new situations and accept the challenges that life offers.
We work to give students a thorough grounding in basic skills, to develop a lively interest and curiosity about the world in which they live, to experience a wide curriculum that includes the creative arts and physical activities and to develop a love of learning that will stay with them throughout their life.
VRIKSHA GLOBAL SCHOOL aims to equip the child to take on the world with confidence and blaze a trail through life independently, by its innovative and path breaking endeavors in the field of true education.
It is set to develop inquisitive, knowledgeable and compassionate young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To develop the holistic personality of a child and install the ability to learn, inquire, think, understand and innovate by nurturing a value based education that inculcates moral, social, emotional and intellectual values.
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