Students across 123 schools including national schools, BMC schools and international schools to participate
Mumbai, 19th January 2022: Aditya Birla World Academy (ABWA), India’s leading International School, in association with BITS Pilani has organised ‘Infinity 2022 – The Ultimate Math Championship’ for students to flex their mathematical acumen and refine their skills in the subject. The preliminary event took place on 8th January 2022 and the final events will be conducted on 21st and 22nd January 2022. The tournament aims to enhance the analytical and thinking abilities of students by providing them with a platform where they can compete against young mathematicians from across India and Asia.
The competition identifies talent and fosters the love of mathematics through a series of contests thereby providing opportunities to enhance the participants’ skills, comprehend challenging questions and become proficient in the subject. For the second time in a row since the pandemic outbreak, the Infinity championship will be conducted virtually. This year the championship has an exponential increase in participation with 930 students including 195 teams from the senior group (grades 9 & 10) and 109 teams from the advanced group (grades 11 & 12) from a total of 123 schools across the regions. The championship goes global with young talent participating from seven different countries namely Dubai, Doha, Singapore, Srilanka, Taiwan, Bhutan and India. Dr James Tanton (Mathematician at Mathematical Association of America) & Dr Souvik Bhattacharyya (Vice-Chancellor, BITS Pilani) will be the guests of honour at the competition.
Mrs. Radhika Sinha, Principal, Aditya Birla World Academy said, “The 8th edition of Infinity encourages students to look at digits from a fascinating and engaging perspective. Infinity 2022 provides a unique opportunity for mathematics enthusiasts from various countries to interact with like-minded students who are equally passionate about the beauty in Mathematics! It is an incredible occasion for us to not only host the tournament but also to witness bright young minds demonstrate their prowess.”
The preliminary round of Infinity commenced with an individual round – ‘Clash of Mathematicians’, where participants competed by answering 30 challenging MCQ questions in 60 minutes followed by Math Challengers, a competition where participants collaborated as a team and solved 10 challenging math problems in 60 minutes. The top 50 teams from each of the Senior and Advanced group have qualified to the Finals, scheduled for 21st and 22nd January 2022.
On 21st January 2022, the championship will commence with an inauguration speech by Mrs Radhika Sinha, Principal, Aditya Birla World Academy, followed by a classical dance performance, teams’ introduction and a session by Dr James Tanton. The final round consists of Clash of Mathematicians, Math Challengers and Pass the Baton. Activities planned for 22nd January 2022 include Quizzitch, wherein 5 of the top teams will battle it out in a super exciting Quiz, Bulb your ideas, where teams try and solve an open-ended problem in a creative way to find an innovative solution.
The Finale would be the announcement of awards and the closing ceremony.
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About Aditya Birla World Academy
Backed by Aditya Birla Education Trust, Aditya Birla World Academy (ABWA) is India’s leading International School located in South Mumbai. ABWA strongly believes in holistic development of its students. ABWA strives to create a cohesive learning environment that is conducive to developing a child’s innate talents. In addition to focus on academic excellence, ABWA students are encouraged to think critically and question the world around them. Further, through a wide range of extra and co-curricular activities, ABWA aims to develop a child’s personality and stimulate him/her to be a mindful, sensitive and responsible member of the society. ABWA focuses on socio-emotional development of each and every child to ensure that he/she feels safe, supported and motivated.
About BITS Pilani
Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani, established in the year 1964, is an all-India Institute for Higher education deemed to be a university by the Government of India. BITS offers admission in three tiers: First Degree, Higher Degree and Doctoral Degree. Its campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai provide to over 12,000 students an all-round educational and co-curricular experience that is second to none in India. It offers UG, PG and PhD level programmes in Science, Engineering, Pharmacy, Management, Economics & Finance and Social Sciences.
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at BITS Pilani campus consists of 16 faculty members with different specializations. The department is involved in research and teaching. It offers Higher degree programmes leading to the award of Doctoral and Master’s degrees. The department offers about 50 courses related to Humanities, Social Sciences, and interdisciplinary subjects every semester. All the students are required to do a minimum of three courses in Humanities and Social Sciences before their graduation.
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About Aditya Birla Education Trust:
Aditya Birla Education Trust (ABET) is an organisation committed to the cause of education and mental health, with an objective to nurture young minds. Right from establishing the Aditya Birla World Academy, an International School with an Indian soul, to The Aditya Birla Integrated School, which acknowledges the need to cater to children with different learning needs, ABET has always prioritised the importance of a child’s overall development. Further under the aegis of ABET, the Aditya Birla Education Academy provides professional development opportunities for educators, and engages, empowers and equips them to contribute towards shaping the future of young minds. In an endeavour to stamp out stigma surrounding mental health concerns, ABET has established Mpower, a holistic mental health care initiative, which has become the pioneer of mental health awareness in the country. Ujaas is ABET’s new vertical, working on prioritizing menstrual health and hygiene management as the key focus area. Aditya Birla Education Trust runs under the zealous leadership of its passionate and committed Founder & Chairperson, Mrs. Neerja Birla.
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