Mathematics comes from the Greek word for knowledge, study, and, learning. It is the study of quantity, space, structure, and, change. A Mathematician basically looks at patterns that make up our world, the intricate and beautiful ways in which these patterns are constructed and realised. Numeracy is the means of making that knowledge useful.
Mathematics contributes to the school curriculum by developing students' abilities to calculate; to reason logically, algebraically, and, geometrically; to solve problems, and, to handle data efficiently. Mathematics is important for students in many other areas of study, particularly Science and Technology. It is important in everyday living, in many forms of employment, and, in public decision-making. As a subject in its own right, Mathmatics presents frequent opportunities for creativity. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when a problem is solved for the first time or a more elegant solution to a problem is discovered, where hidden connections suddenly manifest.
Mathematics also enables students to build a secure framework for reasoning and deduction, which they can use and apply with confidence. The power of mathematical reasoning lies in its use of precise and concise forms of language, symbolism and representation. These mathematical forms are widely used for modelling situations, a trend accelerated by computational technologies.
Mr. Ashwin Rugoobur (Head of Department)