Pre Olympiad Thousand Flowers Program

The Thousand Flowers Program introduces mathematics and science to students up to class six in a revolutionary manner. It emphasizes on critical thinking instead of dull calculations. It brings to forefront ‘doing’ mathematics and science rather than memorizing them. 

This program prepares the young gifted student for a rigorous training for Olympiads (Math, Physics, Chemistry, and Informatics).

Curriculum

Thousand Flower (Pre-Olympiad) Program accepts admission from students of Class III to VI. The topics are taught in an interdisciplinary manner.

Numbers

Primes, Arithmetic of Remainders, Integer coefficient diophantine equations, counting divisors

Counting Techniques

Counting Techniques, Pascal’s Triangle, Combinatorial coefficients, Pigeon Hole Principle, Graph Theory

Algorithm

Elementary notion of Algorithm, Pseudo Code, Number Theory and Combinatorics Problem solving using Python & Haskell.

Motion

Motion in a plane and in space, notion of vector, angle, distance. Graphing techniques.

Geometry

Locus of a point, Geometric Inequalities, Euclidean Isometries (Translation, Rotation, Reflection)

Visual Reasoning

Gravity, Elementary star gazing, Drawing an elliptical path, paper folding geometry, gluing a torus, mobius strip

Interdisciplinary course work

Pre-Olympiad Program at Cheenta lays a strong foundation in mathematics. Moreover, it borrows heavily from Physics and Computer Science to make the learning experience holistic.

Testimonials

Jayanta Majumdar, Glasgow, UK

"We contacted Cheenta because our son, Sambuddha (a.k.a. Sam), seemed to have something of a gift in mathematical/logical thinking, and his school curriculum math was way too easy and boring for him. We were overjoyed when Mr Ashani Dasgupta administered an admission test and accepted Sam as a one-to-one student at Cheenta. Ever since it has been an excellent experience and we have nothing but praise for Mr Dasgupta. His enthusiasm for mathematics is infectious, and admirable is the amount of energy and thought he puts into each lesson. He covers a wide range of mathematical topics, and every lesson is packed with insights and methods. We are extremely pleased with the difference he has been making. Under his tutelage Sam has secured several gold awards from the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) and Scottish Mathematical Council (SMC). Recently Sam received a book award from the UKMT and got invited to masterclass sessions also organised by the UKMT. Mr Dasgupta's tutoring was crucial for these achievements. We think Cheenta is rendering an excellent service to humanity by identifying young mathematical minds and nurturing them towards becoming inspired mathematicians of the future."

Shubhrangshu Das, Bangalore, India

"My son, Shuborno has been studying under Ashani from last one year. During this period, we have seen our son grow both intellectually and emotionally. His concepts and approach towards solving a problem has become more mature now. Not that he can solve each and every problem but he loves to think on the tough concepts. For this, all credit goes to Ashani, who is never in a hurry to solve a problem quickly. Rather he tries to slowly build the foundation of the students by discussing even minute concepts. His style of teaching is also unique combining different concepts and giving mathematics a more holistic approach. He is also very motivating and helpful. We are lucky that our son is under such good guidance. Rare to get such a dedicated teacher."

Murali Kadaveru, Virginia, USA

"“Our experience with Cheenta has been excellent.  Even though my son started in Middle School, they understood his Math level and took personal interest in developing a long-term plan considering his strengths and weakness areas. Through out the semester courses they have nourished him with challenging problems and necessary homework.  His guidance has helped my son to perform well at competitions including USAJMO and others. He has grown more confident in his math abilities over the past year and half and is hoping to do well in the future.  

I am impressed with their quality and professionalism.  We are very thankful to Cheenta and hope to benefit from them in the coming years.  I would strongly recommend them to any student who wants to learn Math by doing challenging problems, specially if they are looking for Math than what their school can offer.”

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Admission Process

Admission to Cheenta Advanced Program is selective. The prospective candidate is inducted into a trial process (involving an interview and a short test).

Live Online Classes

This program has the live online option. The classes are usually interactive and are supplemented by a monthly assignment cum evaluation test.

At Calcutta Center

This program is also available at our Calcutta center. The offline contact classes are supplemented with the online option as well.

Useful Documents

Download the curriculum and booklist