“Exploring Problem Solving Using Spreadsheets”

The Mathematical Society of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram organised a virtual guest speaker programme on the topic “Exploring problem solving using spreadsheets”, for class XII students on May 8 2021 on zoom meet.

The guest speaker was Dr. Jonaki Ghosh, a faculty of  the department of Elementary Education, Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi where she teaches courses related to Mathematics Education.The Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan, teachers of Mathematics Department and students of class XII attended the guest speaker programme.

The session began with the Principal’s address.In her address the Principal spoke about the skill of problem solving which involves a great deal of dedication and a mathematical bent of mind.

The session included various problems like  Estimating pi: The square circle method,the Spaghetti problem and the House Number problem. Along with the theoretical explanation, Dr. Jonaki Ghosh showed an invigorating way of solving the equations using spreadsheets. With advancing technology, how simple commands on the spreadsheets can give remarkable solutions to mathematics problems.Expertise of some great Mathematicians like Sirinivasa Ramanujan were also shared.

It was an interactive program with enthusiastic participation of students by answering the questions and displaying their curiosity towards the topic.  The webinar was conducted as an interactive session by Tulip Mittal (XII-S) and Anhad Sood (XII-S). Mehak Aggarwal (XII-V) coordinated the interaction between the guest speaker and the audience.

The guest speaker programme concluded with a vote of thanks  by Mr. Anil Kumar Kathuria, the Head of the Mathematics Department. The event was organised by Ms. Shalini Monga,Ms. S.K. Nagalaxmi  and Ms. Tandeep Kaur with technical support from Mr. Mukesh Kumar and his team.