Five-time World Champion and NIIT Mind Champion Viswanathan Anand have 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 percent 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 Limited 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 mathematics through enhanced performance and proficiency.”
Five-time World Champion and NIIT Mind Champion 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.
Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe- Corporate Learning Group, Skills and Careers Group, and School Learning Group.
NIIT’s learning and talent development solutions, have received widespread recognition globally. The company has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past seven consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the ‘Top Training Company’ award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT Yuva Jyoti Ltd was recognized as the Best Vocational Education and Skill Development initiative at the World Education Summit, 2014.
In recognition of its people-centric policies, which foster an environment of growth and career development, NIIT has been ranked as the 4th Best Company to work for in India 2013-14, by Great Place to Work Institute.