# Do it now! – The Secret Code

Does the M word give you the jitters? Were talking about maths, what else! Most of us experience fear and frustration hen working with numbers. Be it the simple division or the slightly more complicated world of algebra – its hard to think of fun when doing sums! But there are many new and creative ways to learn mathematical concepts and have fun learning them. Here is one game that you may enjoy.
The Secret Code

This game is as simple as it is exciting. All you need is a lot of imagination and focus.

How to play the game

Give each number (from 0-9) a special code, and write it on a piece of cardboard. E.g., India = Math

If the above equation makes you wonder, you have a lot to learn about our country! Some of the best mathematicians ever belong you can assign the alphabet d to the numeral 1, ‘m to the number 2, and so on. All the players can look at the board for 10 or 15 minutes, memorizing it as well as they can.

Next, create sums using the code. Some should be simple and others can be more complex.

For example,
m-d

The players need to substitute the alphabet with its number to India! Aryabhatta invented the shunya or zero, without which maths today is unthinkable. The place value and decimal systems were also developed in India in 100 BC. Can imagine writing number names without the place values?

The value of ‘Pi was first calculated by Budhayana from India much before Pythagoras, He discovered this kin the sixth century long before Pythagoras but somehow it never came to and then do the calculation. Create at least ten sums and write them on the back of the code board. Turn the code board and allow 20 minutes to solve the sums.

See who can remember the codes and do the calculations right in the given time.

No writing is allowed except for the answers. So you cant write down the code at any time.

You can assign 5 points to the simple sums and 10 points to the more complex ones.

One person can be the scorekeeper and check everyones scores.

The game not only sharpens your memory, but we bet youll feel like a master spy trying to decipher a secret message!
This is a great game to play while travelling. You just need a piece of paper or cardboard, and a pen.

Light and no one ever heard of him till much later.

Algebra, trigonometry and calculus originated in India as well.

Likewise quadratic equations that you learn in high school were made by Sridharacharya in the 11th century.,

The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Indian used numbers as big as 1,053,910 to the power of 53 as early as 5,000 BC.

-Anitha Bennett

The human mind has never invented a lobor-saving machine equal to algebra Anon.

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