The Mathematical Crusade

On 10th December 2011 Delhi Public School, R.K Puram organized ‘The Mathematical Crusade’ to celebrate the spirit of competitive and mathematical creativity at its very best. The event began with a warm welcome by the Principal, Dr. D.R Saini to the participants from the various schools. The Western vocal choir of class 9 presented a self composed song titled ‘The Lion sleeps tonight’. An Odissi dance performance was also presented by a student of class 11. Dr.Sushma Suneja, Head of the Mathematics Department and Mr. Anil Kathuria , Incharge, Mathematics Lab & Technology Centre, DPS R K Puram along with the Mathematics Department and the students of the Mathematical Society, coordinated the event. 28 schools from in and around Delhi participated in the event.

The crusade had different competitions for the students that tested the participants’ in- depth knowledge in various fields of mathematics, their problem solving skills and mathematical trivia. The contest comprised two mathematics quizzes, two problem solving rounds and three puzzle contests. There were surprise events which were revealed when the participants reached the venue.

The Guest of Honour Dr. Amitabha Tripathi, a Professor of Mathematics at IIT Delhi gave away the prizes to winners on this occasion. He spoke at length about various mathematicians and their contribution to the field of Mathematics as well as various interesting mathematical concepts.

The overall first prize was bagged by DPS R.K.Puram, but since DPS R.K.Puram was the host school, the overall trophy was given to the next team, DPS Dwarka. The first runner up was DPS Noida and overall second runner up was The Mother’s International School.

The event provided the students with a common platform to share their innovative mathematical ideas. The interactive exposure promoted mathematical thinking and creativity and was a great learning experience for them.