Raising a Mathematician Foundation (RAM Foundation) is a Charitable Trust registered under the Bombay Trust Act. The objective of the Trust is to spread the beauty, knowledge and application of Mathematics to people of all ages. The primary focus is on school students, teachers and parents because these three are the pillars of a of a good educational system. Empowering the teachers and parents with better pedagogical tools, along with educating the students with more knowledge in Mathematics through inter-disciplinary learning, are our main objectives. The programs are conducted in the form of workshops, camps, seminars and webinars at affordable or no costs.
To search and mentor young Mathematical talent (age group 13-15) in the country. Guide them to hone their skills and thinking by giving them the right tools. Mathematics is an important subject which helps in logical thinking and improves the reasoning-ability of a student. The current global scenario demands individuals to analyze all the possibilities to solving a problem and derive a decision based on the same. Mathematics similarly, enables students to approach situations from different angles and dig out the best possible solution. With Raising A Mathematician (RAM), we aim at providing a holistic and complete guidance to talented young teenagers.
Our program covers two major aspects of learning – the convergent thinking and the divergent thinking. In convergent thinking we help students understand different scenarios and logically come to a unified conclusion. Whereas in divergent thinking we help them explore different directions and find creative solutions. Using Mathematics we train a student to develop logical thinking thereby improving his convergent thinking. The unique and the best aspect of this program is that it works independent of any grading systems and hence the students will be encouraged to take intellectual risks. The program stresses on questioning and looking at the proofs of various mathematical concepts so as to understand the thought process behind its origin and encourage the students to develop a research attitude. The program also tries to knit together various topics of algebra and geometry, and encourage students to think about its applications in the real-life scenarios.
Four Men. One Mission.
RAM was set up by a group of four Mathematics educators with a passion to bring about a change in the outlook towards Mathematics.
Education is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world. - Nelson Mandela.
We scout and nurture young and promising talent in the field of Mathematics and allied activities. Our aim is to find them in the bud and guide thembloom. We mobilize commitments from the society at large to support the cause of imparting knowledge to the deserving. There is also time, energy and money invested in research & development related to Mathematics and allied activities. We support any nationwide initiative that aims to enhance or introduce Mathematical activities. We are continuously in the process of identifying and creating a pipeline of Municipal, government aided and private schools where we can conduct our programs and events. We are looking for organizations and individuals who fund programs of this nature.
Assistant Professor in Institute of Distance and Open Learning in University of Mumbai. The Prestigious National Award for Best Education Webinar Series at Indian Education Congress in May 2013.
Currently pursuing doctoral study in Management Accounting at Michigan State University, USA. He is currently the Deloitte Foundation Fellow and the Head of Academic Affairs for Raising a Mathematician Foundation. He scored rank #1 in Certified Management Accounting all over the world in 2017. He completed CA in 2005 and 5 papers in Actuarial Science.
Co-founder of Vichar Vatika, Vinay Nair curates and runs several residential training programs mainly for school students focusing on history, exploration, experiential learning and building research skills in students. He is a two times TEDx speaker and author of an online course on Vedic Mathematics offered by Chinmaya International Foundation. He has also authored two books - The Teacher who Taught us to Think and Journey to the Himalayas.
An all India ranker in CA (IPCC as well as Final). Currently works as consultant and provide coaching to CA (CPT, IPCC and Final) and CIMA students. Received Chandramouli Award from ICAI for the best paper in Mathematics in PE-I.