the study or use of numbers and shapes to calculate, represent, or describe things. Mathematics includes arithmetic, geometry, and algebra
Today, I attended a presentation by Dr Bal Chandra Luitel held at KU Gwarkho. Dr Luitel is an Associate Professor at the Kathmandu University and is one of the leading mathematicians in Nepal. He’s very prolific and has presented numerous papers in international conferences and workshops.
I was not overly excited about attending the presentation (since I am barely interested in Maths as a subject) but I had heard a lot of admiration regarding Dr Luitel’s works and achievements and was always curious to meet him in person.
Today’s gathering was about his recent presentation and experiences at the 12th International Congress of Mathematical Education held in South Korea.
I used to hate Maths in school. I scored 99 and 98 on both Maths in my SLC exams, I was pretty good at it but I never enjoyed Maths, and I hated it in college too. Why did I have to learn Algebra? My teacher’s answer: It will be useful in ‘future’. I (We students) bought it. And Trigonometry? You will have use of it in your future, he said. But I didn’t want to go for Engineering or be a Mathematician. Geometry was relatively fun, but I have since forgotten those 20 plus theorems that we had to memorize. Matrix. Mean and Median. Mode. Derivative. Calculus. I don’t even remember all those terms anymore.