New Delhi, India, December 20, 2014: Five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand today unveiled the NIIT MathLab Impact study at an event organized in the capital. A breakthrough initiative based on NCERT curriculum, MathLab Plus by NIIT, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, aims at making the vital subject of mathematics simpler, easier and fun to learn for school students, resulting in improved performance and proficiency in Math results.
The recent NIIT MathLab Impact study, conducted by one of the big four research agencies in 34 schools across 11 states in India to understand the impact of the MathLab both at the quantitative and qualitative levels, highlighted that 20% of children (and adults) suffer from math anxiety. It has been observed that after introduction of MathLab in schools there were multiple changes among the students as well as teachers, in their approach to Math. MathLab helps to increase interest in the subject, develop logical thinking, improves retention of concepts, decreases fear of math and builds up confidence among students through interactive and collaborative learning. The NIIT MathLab Impact study clearly shows that Class X students from MathLab using schools perform distinctly better in Math than students not using MathLab.
The efficacy of MathLab was highlighted through a unique theatrical performance titled, ‘Masti ki Math-Shala’, wherein performers drew upon daily experiences to demonstrate the importance of Math in every sphere of life. Real life situations were masterfully adapted to showcase the significance of Mathematics and how NIIT MathLab Plus could help in making this difficult subject simple and fun.Leading academicians, principals and teachers from top schools of Delhi and NCR were present during the performance.
On the occasion of the launch of NIIT MathLab Impact Study, GM Viswanathan Anand spoke on how the collaborative nature of MathLab Plus allows seamless integration of creativity, connectivity and problem solving for contextual learning. He shared his personal conviction on how any lesson that is learnt with enjoyment and engagement invariably leads to better results – whether in sports or as demonstrated in the NIIT MathLab Impact Study.
Speaking on the occasion, P Rajendran, Executive Director, NIIT Ltd. said, “It is our constant endeavor at NIIT, to make education more impactful, interactive and fun filled experience for teachers and students alike. To this end we decided to assess the impact of learning Math with NIIT MathLab and the Impact Study results reiterate our belief that MathLab not only makes learning Math fun, but also improves the Fundamentals of Maths through enhanced performance and proficiency.”
Five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand said, “With a vision to enable ‘schools of tomorrow’, NIIT’s MathLab Plus ensures that the students get a thorough grasp on the subject, thus laying a foundation to train students to think, analyze and articulate logically. I congratulate NIIT for its MathLab Impact Study that shows a definitive impact of MathLab on Math performance across schools in India.”
NIIT Nguru MathLab Plus has been successfully implemented in more than 1500 schools, with over 8000 teachers using the product to teach mathematics to more than 5 lakh students.
MathLab Plus is all about learning, verifying and visualizing mathematical concepts in a ‘fun’ way through educational aids, interactive tools, computer interface and guidance from teachers and NIIT experts. It inspires out of the box thinking and provides an opportunity to explore the valuable knowledge with classmates. With the help of MathLab Plus, teachers can make seemingly complex subjects, easy to understand.
MathLab Plus offers multiple teaching and learning aids comprising technology applications, videos, manipulative, measuring instruments, and tables and charts, to schools on the basis of three pillars of ‘Imagine, Investigate and Interact.