Most of the students learn about Distributive Property in Grade 4 or Grade 5 and this is how they usually get introduced to this topic. a * (b + c) = a * b + a * c I feel that we can introduce this beautiful & useful mathematical property in a more interesting manner. … Continue reading Distributive property – simple & visual
Can you visualize linear transformation vs. matrix? We studied matrices in grade 12 and most of us mastered the basic calculation methods quite easily. We moved on to higher grades and used matrices wherever required. However, many of us missed out on getting the visual understanding of matrices. With so much happening in the field … Continue reading Linear transformations vs. Matrix
This is a post for Grade 2 students. I am sure that you must have learnt addition & subtraction by now. Now, it is time for times tables. My aim is to make times tables (multiplication) ‘simple & visual’ for you. What is multiplication? Me : Does the sign of multiplication (×) look similar to the sign of addition … Continue reading Time for Times Tables
This is a post for grade 2 students. I am sure that you must have learnt subtraction by now. I am going to train you for a smarter subtraction skill. The aim is to make subtraction ‘simple & visual’ for you. Do you remember 'target 10 in addition' article ? We will use the same trick here. … Continue reading Target 10 in Subtraction
This is a post for grade 2 students. I am sure that you must have learnt addition by now. I am going to train you for a smarter addition skill. The aim is to make addition 'simple & visual' for you. Let's take a look at an example 8 + 4 … Continue reading Target 10 in Addition
Most students learn about Circles in Grade 5 or Grade 6 and this is how we usually introduce this topic to them. We draw a circle, show them the center and radius and then we give them the formula for circumference and area. Then, we tell them that π is 22/7 or 3.14 I feel that … Continue reading Sneak Peek into the Life of Pi !
Dear Parents, It's a pleasure to introduce you to Bebras Challenge (Computational Thinking Contest). Who can join: Primary 1 to Junior College (Grade 1 to Grade 12) When: 28, 29, 30 April 2017 (Private Candidates) You can choose the day of the competition in this period. Office hours: 12 pm - 7 pm (28 April), 10 … Continue reading Computational Thinking Contest
I have been planning to write an article on 'Division by Fractions' for the past few days. My thoughts were clear, the conversations with the students were well stored in my mind, but somehow, this article was still waiting in the 'to-do list'. Recently, I got a chance to meet Professor Ron Aharoni and attend … Continue reading A conversation on Division by Fractions!
Kids learn division in their primary school and find it quite easy and doable. But when they encounter a zero in division, either in the numerator or denominator or both, it gets a bit tricky. Here is my humble attempt to develop the basic intuition ( for Primary/Lower secondary students) for these cases with the … Continue reading Zero in Division: quite a tricky affair 😉