The Bachelor of Thinking
Games, Economics and Science: through the lens of Mathematics
About the Faculty
A post graduate in Commerce, Vinay Nair earlier worked with various MNCs in India and abroad before shifting his focus completely to Mathematics education in 2009. Primarily, he focuses on building reasoning skills creativity and inquiry through Mathematical thinking. As the co-founder of Raising a Mathematician Foundation that focuses on bringing up Mathematical talents, Vinay encourages his students to use reasoning and creative thinking to solve problems. In the course of his career, he has founded Vichar Vatika, an organisation that aims at focusing on the long-term goals of Mathematics education, he has been associated with School of ThinQ, and the School of Vedic Maths. He also happens to be the author of two insightful books- Journey to the Himalayas and The Teacher Who Taught Us to Think. He is also the creator of the Vedic Mathematics Online Course offered by the Chinmaya International Foundation. When work is not keeping him busy, Vinay loves to travel and pen down interesting blog articles. He has given TEDx ED talk on Goals of Mathematics Education and History of Indian Mathematics.
About the Course
This course is about learning how to think like a Scientist, Mathematician and an Economist. The course will focus on how Economists, Scientists, and Mathematicians talk about different types of thinking skills to solve real-life problems and how solving problems in each of those disciplines requires deep problem-solving abilities. The course will introduce participants to design experiments, critically evaluate data, game theory, difference between mathematical and scientific proofs, various problem solving strategies useful in multiple disciplines.
In school, we perform an experiment to verify some scientific aspect. The experiment is already designed and we generally perform it for the sake of vertification or to show evidence. But how do we design an experiment to test something that we are not sure is true? Designing experiments is a very good skill, especially in today’s times when there’s a lot of fake news and social media, with which we can ascertain the truth for a particular information, a common notion or belief system.
5th and 6th of October
6 hours per day
The fees for the workshop is INR 4500. Inclusive of all the training materials and lunch.
Problem Solving Strategies, Critical Thinking, Mathematical Thinking, Difference between Scientific and Mathematical Thinking and Introduction to Game Theory
They will grow the ability to cut across disciplines when it comes to applying Mathematical Thinking. They will critically evaluate articles and read between the lines. After the program they will understand the subtleties of Scientific and Mathematical Thinking
Students of 9th grade and above with an inquiring mind. No other prerequisites.