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October 2013 – Reader Contribution

TEENAGER Adolescence is one of the most interesting parts of life. When you’re a teenager you have more freedom to steer your life toward whatever you want to be. This poem is about what I want to accomplish when I’m a teenager. Time management Enthusiasm to learn new things Eager to get a driver’s license […]

Who is Satyendra Bose?

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to two scientists who predicted the existence of the “God’s particle” boson. This particle is closely connected to an Indian Physicist, Satyendra Bose. Find the connection between Satyendra Bose and the God’s particle boson, and write your thoughts about Bose, boson, Bose – Einstein connection and this year’s Nobel Prize […]

Sun is the (Super) Star

There are millions of stars, but there is one quite important than all the rest combined. No it is not Tom Hanks. Not George Clooney either. The stars that I talk about are up in the sky. The most significant star is our Sun; it is at the Centre of our solar system and is […]

What is everything made up of?

Here is a quick question for you. What is everything in this world made of? When I say everything I mean everything, the Chair you are sitting on… The Ipad or the laptop in front of you…Your favorite toy… Your favorite drink. ATOMS. Atoms are the building blocks of life. You are made up of […]

October 4, 1957: Sputnik Launches into Space

On this day in 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite. It was a 58 cm (23 in) diameter polished metal sphere, with four external radio antennae to broadcast radio pulses. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on October 4, 1957. It was visible all around […]

MathGrid – [ I ] – Results

Dear Friends, It is great to see enthusiastic responses from kids to the MathGrid and in the process sharpen their algebraic thinking skills. The first 10 correct responses submitted for each of the three levels are highlighted below.  All the responses are listed as well. Further, all comments submitted are accepted, so you can see […]

August 2013 – Welcome Note

Dear Friends, Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Mathus Academy Newsletter on the auspicious occasion of the Indian Independence day! The summer seems to have gone too fast. As the schools are getting started, most of us with school age children are off to the familiar routine of getting kids to bed early, waking […]