Hello parents/teachers, Happy to share a tried and tested idea to develop interest, excitement and curiosity in students for learning Algebra. This keeps our students fully engaged in our Algebra workshop. Hope it helps your children/students as well. Introduce your children to Math tricks and teach them how to decode the tricks. Encourage them to... Continue Reading →
The point behind Intersection Point!
One of my grade 8 students was working on the graphical solution method for simultaneous equations. 4x - 5y = 14 3x + y = 1 He plotted the lines on the graph paper and as expected, lines cut at ( 1, -2 ) He knew that the intersection point is the solution for such... Continue Reading →
The Mini Maths Library @Maths2Art !
What comes to your mind when you hear 'She's studying Math' ? Frantic scribbles of complex formulae or crazy numbers and equations that will make you run for your life! Am I right ? 😉 Most students get so engrossed in 'solving' Math that they often miss out on the most important skill imparted by... Continue Reading →
Today, I noticed a very interesting picture in a grade 4 student's notebook. And, the description of the picture was even more interesting : A dinosaur head and a dinosaur egg in a multiple digit multiplication problem. Me - Why do you put a zero in the second row of multiplication? Student - This is... Continue Reading →
Have you ever followed a Fly?
Most students learn about Co-ordinate geometry in Grade 7 or Grade 8 and this is how we usually introduce this topic to them: We draw two perpendicular lines on the graph, name the intersection point as 'origin' and introduce x & y coordinates to represent any point on the plane. Then, we tell them the... Continue Reading →
Units are the Game Changers in Maths!
Let us take a look at a grade 3 problem: Find the perimeter of a rectangle whose length is 2 m and breadth is 10 cm. Most of the children are unaware of the significance of units, hence, they might simply ignore the units and attempt it this way : 2 + 10 + 2... Continue Reading →
Zero in Division: quite a tricky affair ;)
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 →
A fun way to develop interest in Algebra!
Me - Algebra can help me to find out how many brothers and sisters do you have. Student - How is that possible ? If I don't tell you about my brothers & sisters, how can Algebra help you? Me - That is the beauty of maths dear!! Ok, lets try it out. Student -... Continue Reading →
Math is not to be accepted. It is to be understood.
I have been pondering why Maths is one of the most hated subjects among the kids as well as adults. Why is it that the mere thought of it makes a few of them uneasy? What can be done to reduce this Math anxiety? To understand the origin of the adverse reactions towards Math and... Continue Reading →