Mathematics and Engineering in Real Life through Mathematical Competitions
IJMEST Volume 49, Number 2, ISSN 0020-739X
We bring out an experience of organizing mathematical competitions that can be used as a medium to motivate the student and teacher minds in new directions of thinking. This can contribute to fostering research, innovation and provide a hands-on experience of mathematical concepts with the real world. Mathematical competitions can be used to build curiosity and give an understanding of mathematical applications in real life. Participation in the competition has been classified under four broad categories. Students can showcase their findings in various forms of expression like model, poster, soft presentation, animation, live performance, art and poetry. The basic focus of the competition is on using open source computation tools and modern technology, to emphasize the relationship of mathematical concepts with engineering applications in real life.
More, M. (2018). Mathematics and Engineering in Real Life through Mathematical Competitions. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 49(2), 305-321.