BrainSTARS – Innovation in Education has spent the last eight months developing a unique, hands-on Maths Activity Centre called NumberNagar. We worked with researchers, educationists, pedagogues, artists and space designers. Our vision was to move away from the software-based Maths Lab market and create an extraordinary space with elements that do not intimidate the students but allow them to connect Maths with real life and explore the concepts learnt in school chapters with clarity and enthusiasm.
We are happy to announce that NumberNagar is ready for its big launch in Bangalore. It is designed for visitors of all ages and levels of math ability, but with particular relevance to children in 3 – 8 standards (implementing school curriculum across school boards).
NumberNagar is a contribution to innovative Maths education in our country and to the year 2012 which our Prime Minister Mr Manmohan Singh has declared as National Mathematical Year.
As part of the NumberNagar launch, we have partnered with significant cultural venues of Bangalore to do a series of pre-launch events from 01 December. This is part of our effort to emphasise the place of Mathematics in the cultural and social life of a city. Our partners are Jaaga Creative, British Library, Atta Galatta, Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, 1 Shanthi Road and Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan.
The inauguration of NumberNagar is on 22 December at 7 PM at Freedom Park. The inauguration will be followed by a concert by acclaimed musician and singer Prakash Sontakke and his team.
From 23 – 26 December, we have a series of events at Freedom Park from 11AM – 6PM for students and public to experience the true magic of NumberNagar.
Please visit our BrainSTARS office where a prototype of NumberNagar has been installed. Many students and visitors have created quite a buzz here and we would be extremely delighted to show you around and share how Mathematical concepts are no longer alien creatures but an exciting daily experience for the children.