What turned out to be a fun Sunday (March 22) for students across the country amid ‘Janata curfew’ in view of the coronavirus outbreak, ‘Super 30’ founder Anand Kumar challenged children to solve a mathematics question via social media.
Kumar, posted a maths problem on his Twitter and Facebook for students from class 6 to 12. “Hundreds of replies have come within hours. Many solved the problem through different approaches. After going through the answers, I will give them tips to solve a more complicated sum in an easier way,” he told PTI.
According to the responses which Kumar got for the question — “mathemagic” and “absolute fun” – he said that the students enjoyed solving the problem and asked him for many more such interesting equations.
I have never been away from students for such a long time. So I thought of reaching them through social media so that I stay connected with students and they also productively use this time. Students, now I will ask you a question and you have to answer. #Coronaindia pic.twitter.com/R9e51BdAFN
— Anand Kumar (@teacheranand) March 22, 2020
“I wish to stay connected with my students and they also should use this time in a productively. With schools and colleges shut in most parts of the country, I will upload some videos on Mathematics on the social media in the coming days,” the ‘Super 30’ founder said.
The Patna-based ‘Super 30,’ launched in 2002 has helped more than 500 students from financially poor backgrounds to crack competitive examinations and a Hrithik Roshan-starrer biopic on Kumar’s life also released last year.