The year 2012 was decleared National Mathematical Year in honor of Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan's 125th birth anniversary. To celebrate the event, Varun Goel and Yuvraj, students of Grade 11 of Spring Dale Senior School, Amritsar, organised a Mathematical Symposium to gather children passionate about Mathematics.

The event was held on 21st December 2012 and was a success, with students debating and discussing interesting Mathematical problems. There were around 35 participants from class 9th to 11th. The event was attended by 4 Maths teachers from the school.

Q1. What is the total number of possible starting moves in a game of chess for both the players?

Q2. 1, 4, 9, 7, _ ? Find the missing number

Q3. A painter has been assigned a job of painting the square tiles of the external boundary of a 16 X 16 floor. If side of each tile is 4 inches, then how much paint does he need if one tile needs 200 mL paint. (Give your answer in liters.)

Q4. 8+13 = 89+? [HINT: 6, 9,2,15,14,1,3,3,9 (DECODE TO GET THE MATHEMATICIANS NAME)]

Q5. A polygon has 54 diagonals. How many sides does this polygon have?

Varun explaining a problem |

Yuvraj explaining a problem |

The teachers |

Following was a quiz prepared by Varun and Yuvraj, and the students solved it and had a discussion:

Q1. What is the total number of possible starting moves in a game of chess for both the players?

Q2. 1, 4, 9, 7, _ ? Find the missing number

Q3. A painter has been assigned a job of painting the square tiles of the external boundary of a 16 X 16 floor. If side of each tile is 4 inches, then how much paint does he need if one tile needs 200 mL paint. (Give your answer in liters.)

Q4. 8+13 = 89+? [HINT: 6, 9,2,15,14,1,3,3,9 (DECODE TO GET THE MATHEMATICIANS NAME)]

Q5. A polygon has 54 diagonals. How many sides does this polygon have?

**There was also a discussion about the famous Monty Hall Problem...........****Now, the next Mathematics Symposium will be held on 15th May 2013!**