Maths is known as one of the oldest subjects in the history of humanity. The earliest form of mathematics was counting. It was at first only considered to measure quantity. It might be really basic and therefore not be considered as a subject, but it can be supposed that this is how maths started. From the evidence from the past, it can be said that the origins of maths are mostly in similar times in four countries, which are India, Egypt, China, and Mesopotamia. In India, we can find it in the ancient literature which makes it evident that India was familiar with calculations, astronomy and geometry. It can be determined by the architectural design to which they applied ‘arithmetic.’ The term “mathematics” was coined by the Pythagoreans, which means “study of instruction”. Archimedes is known as the father of mathematics because of his contributions to science and mathematics. He discovered the concept of infinity. While Aryabhatta, who discovered the value of Pi, is considered the father of Indian mathematics. His contributions to astronomy are also significant: he discovered that the Earth revolves around the Sun, as well as the positions and revolutions of nine other planets around the Sun. If anyone asks what the definition of mathematics is, Sorry! Mathematics does not have any general definition, but mathematics includes the study of numbers, algebra, quantity, geometry, and analysis.
Maths is the subject which starts at the preliminary level for kids because it is used everywhere and in everything. Nothing is possible without maths, be it time, money, quantity, etc. The little ones are taught the basics of mathematics during their childhood days. If a kid becomes an expert in mathematics, he/she would live a life without misery. We can see that kids are first taught to recognise numbers and then, chronologically, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, shapes, mathematical reasoning, quantities, and so on. People say that mathematics is for sharp minds. But it is simply not true. Any and every kid can become an expert if he/she practises regularly. To make them sharper, the parents and teachers should motivate them by getting them into Olympiads, like Math Olympiad, General Knowledge Olympiad, Science Olympiad, English Olympiad, etc. These Olympiads would help them gain confidence in their subjects. Because it can be assumed that children learn better when they compete with others. And Olympiads give students the space to sharpen their minds. The Olympiads are interesting, and to be honest with the mathematics lovers, it is a paradise for them. Maths Olympiads are organised to give the environment a chance to shine better. There is no minimum age criterion to sit for the examination. Any child can take the Olympiad exam, but only with their class level because the syllabus is mostly from their class level.
The Maths Olympiad is regarded as one of the most prestigious examinations, and the syllabus is mostly equivalent to that of CBSE, ICSE, and other state boards. The students who are preparing for this examination develop the ability to calculate. The Maths Olympiad turned out to be a good experience for the students to learn numbers, measurements, shapes, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, money, time, and calendar as well. The Maths Olympiad turned out to be a way to increase ability and proficiency in the subject. If a student is preparing for the Class 5 Maths Olympiad, he/she needs to get hold of the syllabus, which includes geometry, number systems, factors and multiples, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, measurement, logical reasoning, and data handling, and many more. If a kid wants to prepare for the Maths Olympiad, he/she can follow the tips given as follows:
- The first tip is to learn the basic concepts of all that he/she has in his syllabus and to get a hold of it in a way that he/she turns into an expert.
- To be an expert, he/she needs to study hard.
- Practice is the main key to being successful in the Olympiad exam. He or she has to practise in a routine so that they can excel in the examination.
- Students should not forget to study for school; it should be part of their routine.
- The students are to study the topics in detail so that they understand the topics and the concepts and logic behind the topic.
- It is suggested that they should solve the IMO Class 5 Previous Year Paper 2015 of the previous years so that they can analyse the types of questions that are asked in the examination.
- The students should prepare notes which can be useful for revision and references in the future, and in the end, they will help to learn the topics faster than usual.
- The students are suggested to take mock tests so that they can analyse the timings and results. It would help them to know their ability and to get ready for the exam.
- It is suggested to the students that they find a coach who would monitor their progress in all the topics, would help to understand the missing gaps that students have, and they would keep motivated to do more and would push the limits.
- It can be suggested to the students that they understand the level of the exam and will give their best.
- Students should understand that the Internet can help them so much that it would be appropriate for the exams.
- The students should understand that time is the key so that they can be prepared for the exams and school exams as well.
- Students can take help from the books to prepare for the exams, which would guide them to answer the questions in an accurate way because these books for preparation have examples and sample papers with answers to add to their help.
- Lastly, the students need to stay calm and relaxed and think positively that they will taste success in the exam and will become experts in mathematics.