Is mathematics boring or scary? Or do you suffer from maths phobia? Then ask lakhs of middle and high school students across the country who participated in national level maths contest conducted by Smartur.com, a digital content provider for schools. More than lakh participants solved as many as thousands of questions over a period of 6 months, beginning December 2013.
The winners were D Bhargava from Amrutha Varshini Vidyalaya, Haveri (Karnataka) bagged the first prize of a Lenovo laptop for 6th standard. The first prize (Sony PS3) winner for 7th standard is P Balaji from Vanavani Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai.
Syed Sajid Husain from Cambridge School, Ghaziabad (Nintendo Wii), Sriram from Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Chennai (Apple iPad Mini) and Padmapriya from Pon Vidya Mandir, Thanjavur (Microsoft X-Box 360) were the other winners for 8th, 9th and 10th classes respectively.
The test was based on the concept of gaming whereby students could collect coins as they kept clearing levels on mathematics. The key features of this test were instant real-time scoring and ranking, detailed performance reports and suggestions for improvements to parents by emails, SMS alerts on targets and progress, preparatory worksheets with detailed solutions.