A mathematics student from Kashmir has invented a mathematical model that can help students up to class 10 understand the properties of angles.
17 year old Aabid Fayazpresented the same model at the 49th Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Seminar-Cum-Exhibition for Children 2022 in September.
In the event organized by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Jammu and Kashmir at SKICC, Srinagar he was appreciated by Lieutenant Governor of J&K Manoj Sinha for his efforts in successfully making the unique mathematical model.
Aabid said the model which works in offline mode by using a mobile or laptop or LED TV will help students to understand more appropriately the properties of angles and its basics.
Earlier, he presented the model and qualified at the Zonal and district level. He also presented the same at DIET Srinagar where he again received appreciated for his work.
“When I met the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, he praised my work and said that there aresome people in life who bring down your morale, but you should not listen to them and should carry on with your good work. This boosted my confidence,” he said.
A student of Government Higher Secondary School Zainakote, Srinagar, when he was in 11th class he was asked by teachers to prepare a model for an exhibition. Earlier, he refused to do so but was encouraged by his teachers to do so.
“I got more opportunities then private schools in this government school.I was suggested to make some project and it was part of the practical class exercise then. After that I started learning and practicing and modifying the project and I developed more and more interest in it,” he said.
Son of a property dealer, the class 12th student of non-medical stream has always been interested in doing something unique like he always wanted to do something of his own for which he would try at home.
“The school has come as a great opportunity for the students who have ideas and they do it in the team with the help of the school teachers,” he said.
Aabid believe today is the age of skill and competition and in present scenario, skill enable people to get better jobs.
Initially he faced failure many times while working on this project but, after two years he successfully invented the working model which helps students to understand mathematics easily and in a joyful way.
“It was impossible without the support of my family and teachers to successfully invent this model. The teachers were always there when I needed their guidance. They have always supported me,” Aabid said.
From early childhood, he was inclined toward mathematics and was interested in coding. He also had an interest in making creative objects and mechanical toys at home. “I used to break the toys and make small objects which were then used by children,” he said.
When he was in 6th class, he went to a computer institute to do a diploma and he developed interest in computer technology and started guiding other students at the institute.
“From the early age, I was interested in mathematics,” he said, aging “My teachers always motivated me towards the same by saying that i should never give up on my dreams.They said it will take time to fulfill dreams and you will fall so many times but you have to stand up with the same energy until you reach your destination. l believe, whatever happens, happens for a reason. This is just the beginning and there are many more successes to come,” he said.
He suggests that students should work on creative models if they are interested. There is no second option to hard work and hard work always pays off, he believes.
“Our youth are talented and they should also try to make such models so that they can represent them at the state and national level,” Aabid said.
Currently, he is preparing to take part in a national exhibition which would be held soon. Apart from that he is also working to make new projects.
“In future, I wanted to update and modify this model further in order to take it to international level competitions. I want to make these models in bulk so that I can help the students. I want to give it the shape of a gadget,” he said.