LET’S TALK MATHS – AN INTERACTIVE SESSION IN MATHEMATICS BY DR. PO-SHEN LOH
Dr. Po-Shen Loh, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Carnegie, Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania visited DPS Faridabad on November 18, 2015. He was given a warm welcome by the Vice Principals, Mrs. Vibha Singh and Dr. H.S. Vashisth along with the Maths faculty.
Dr. Po is also the lead coach, USA International Math Olympiad team and the founder of "expii.com". His areas of research include probabilistic and external combinatorics, random structures, and applications of combinatorics to theoretical computer science.
Around 250 students and teachers of DPS Faridabad and various schools of Delhi and NCR benefitted from 'Let's Talk Maths,' the interactive session. The session focused on enhancing the interest of students in Mathematics and integrating mathematics with other disciplines. Dr. Po-Shen Loh emphasized the need to follow alternative approaches to understand, co-relate and tackle a problem without restricting to set formulae and methods. He also stressed that Mathematics teaching should be learner-centric so that the students are able to relate it with real life situations. It was a very enriching session, with the students and staff listening in with 100% concentration.
WORKSHOP ON ETIQUETTES AND MANNERS
On December 3, 2015, a workshop on Etiquettes and Manners was organized for Classes IV and V. The resource person was Ms. Monisha Gupta, a consultant, life skills coach and painter. The workshop was initiated by Scholastic India where children learnt about social etiquettes, telephone etiquettes, social manners, table manners and school manners.
MAGIC SCHOOL BUS
On November 6, 2015, a ‘Magic School Bus’ movie show and a presentation was organized for Class-IV. The resource person was M. Ankita Ralhan, Education Coordinator with Scholastic India. Children got extensive knowledge about the solar system.
Creative Writing Workshop
A Creative Writing Workshop was organised for Class V on October 28, 2015 by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. The resource person was Ms. Deepa Aggarwal, a renowned writer, poet and educator. It was an enriching session for the children where they learned different skills to improve their creative writing.
Story Telling Session
A Story Telling Session was organised for Classes II and III on October 26, 2015 by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. The resource person was Mr. Sanjay Muttoo, a renowned educator, News Reader and a documentary film maker. The children thoroughly enjoyed the lively and interesting stories.
Workshop on ‘Graffiti’ was organised for class V students on the occasion of Teacher’s Day. Nikunj Goyal, an alumni of DPS Faridabad conducted the workshop.
Amalgam – 2015 Chemistry Popularisation Workshop
Delhi Public School, Faridabad hosted AMALGAM – 2015, a Chemistry Popularisation Workshop organized by the Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT) and Delhi Public School Society on July 30, 2015. Around 200 participants including students and teachers from 25 schools of the DPSS and the NCR were a part of this unique workshop. The Chief Guest for the day was Prof. B.P. Khandelwal, Member-Training and Inspection, Delhi Public School Society. The programme comprised thought provoking talks by Prof. Dr. Brijesh Pare and Dr. Prabodh Chobe; Micro Scale Demonstrations by Dr. P.K. Parashar, Orientation Sessions for teachers, Panel Discussions and Quiz Competition for the students. The highlight of the workshop was the mesmerizing demonstration of chemical reactions by Nikhilesh Duggal, a fifth grader and a child prodigy