Hyderabad(Hyd): Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash, who appeared as globe’s fastest person computer by winning the Mental Calculation Globe Championship in Mind Sports Olympiad in London previously this mo, is all set to embark on a mission to eradicate mathematics phobia both in India(In) & abroad.
The 20-year-old Hyderabadi, who had become the 1st Indian & also the 1st Asian to win the gold within the 23-year-old biography of the Mind Sports Olympiad, has ‘vision math’ to eradicate math phobia around the globe & make it lovable.
He believes that the coveted title has catapulted him to a position where he could be a brand ambassador to alter the quite way mathematics is perceived within the nation.
“In India(In) my vision is to eradicate math phobia to encourage experiential mathematical learning. All of this could happen & going to happen when there is 1 human who citizens relate to & that is something that I’d need to be,” Bhanu informed IANS.
This maths prodigy is keen to make brain training a daily & famous culture like gym culture for physical fitness.
A graduate in maths from St. Stephen College, Delhi(DL), Bhanu appeared the champion in Mental Calculation Globe Championship, that saw competitors from 13 nations vying for the top honors on Aug 15.
“They have been all selected based on their own past performances. From I hold quite a few globe reports I has been also invited. This time due to COVID-19-19 it has been an on-line competition however it has been lengthier & tougher. This is the for the first time that somebody from Asia won the gold medal in this competition & it has been a proud moment for India(In).”
He feels excited as he’ll utilize the spotlight on him to alter things about & to ensure that kids learn maths as a fun.
He’s keen to be a game changer like badminton star Pullela Gopichand (or) chess winner Viswanathan Anand who with their own historical victories turned the landscape of these games within the nation.
Stating that India(In) presently has had no icons in mathematics, specially after the social media(SM) boom, he believes that as a great people speaker he could inspire millions of children to not only take (2) up maths however also be great in it.
“This accreditation stamp makes things much extra oriented give him a recognition could beat brand of alter not only in the helm of calculation (or) sports however mathematics as an education ground
Bhanu is of the see each nation must have 2 goals in education – literacy & numeracy. He believes that awhile in literacy India(In) managed well with hefty programs sufficient to cater to citizens to learn at the least 1 language, there has been hardly anything in numeracy.
He wants mental calculation to be encouraged as sport. “The reason is in case math is an ocean, the 1st wave is arithmetic. In case you could quickly maneuver this, it’ll give you confidence to accomplish well in mathematics in huge. My aim is not to make citizens accomplish quick calculations. Quick calculation has its own concern however in the end of the day vested concern of the nation lies in having mathematic professionals who ace technology, engineering(engr.) & global domination in terms of study & a plenty of different things,” he stated.
He feels that maths phobia & arithmetic phobia could be eradicated using games & using mathematical & mental calculation.
“Games are the 1st step towards leading children in not hating mathematics,” stated Bhanu, who holds 4 globe reports & 15 Limca reports for being the fastest person calculator.
He rubbished the argument why 1 must accomplish calculation when there have been calculators.
“You don’t accomplish calculations to be quicker than a calculator. Usain Bolt doesn’t run because he doesn’t have a car. Calculation is flaunting of mental fitness. Calculation is brain gym, otherwise we’ll becomes mentally obese,”
He believes fear of maths could be eliminated from that minds of candidates when math is made fun. He stated a starting in this direction can be with the govt sponsored math academies.
“Child is an art. However he develops a fear of maths because we’ve tested them too frequently on tasks we don’t mean anything to them. Playing with numbers really is fun.”
Bhanu has been a mathematical whiz kid when he enrolled himself for SIP Abacus program when he has been give. He finished nine levels of Abacus, Grand Master program offered by SIP Academy. He went on to win the Intl. Abacus Winner 2013 & Domestic Abacus Winner 2011 & 2012.
His own start-up Exploring Infinities (EI) is functioning with 60 govt educational institutions in Telangana (TL).
“I founded the start-up to boost up kids’s cognitive development (devt) & to popularize mental arithmetic with new games using workshops & courses in educational institutions,” he stated.
He’s also racing some of the programs in nations like Bangladesh, Nepal & Indonesia.
He pointed out that these are person programs & he wants to accomplish something on a larger scale by forging tie-ups with govts.