“What you hear, you forget.
What you see, you remember.
What you do, you understand.
It is real learning.”
Children acquire skills and knowledge easily if we can make the surroundings stimulating and purposeful. Math is about understanding, not learning by rote. There is always more than one way to get the right answer. Our students are taught mental math strategies to figure out the problems in their minds.
To connect and make Math relevant and real, we encouraged our students to explore the different shapes found in and around the school or home, guided them to handle money whenever they go shopping with elders and to enquire about the cost of things; instructed them to observe their surroundings to find numbers on street signs and car registrations. Also, various activities like factor trees, making nets of solids, digital times tables, calculating angles using trigonometric ratios, etc were the activities done in the Maths Lab.