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It’s the one subject that breaks the ‘heart and back’ of children, not that the development of children in English language and ‘whole person development’ (e.g., music, art, sports) is usually any better. However, of the many reasons for mass-scale (and global) poor achievement level in Math, is the way math is planned for teaching. […]

Continue readingThus, in math we reach conclusions deductively, i.e., from universal rules to applications in specific situation/example; e.g., prime numbers are defined by a ‘universally applicable definition’ that determines whether a particular number is a prime or not, and whether a ‘newly discovered number’ is going to be prime. Math follows logic; logic being variously defined […]

Continue readingWe now know that that there are situations where we need numbers, to express quantities in precise manner; for example, the following can only be expressed using numbers – Telephone numbers TV channels House numbers School admission numbers School bus seat numbers Timing of school periods Lunch period Prices of all the things you can […]

Continue readingMath is perhaps the easiest subject to teach for two reasons: It’s highly logical, i.e., deductive; prior experience, or observation are not important in learning math. Math is about building ‘flawless’ (or better) arguments on any situation, this reasoning ability is basic human capability in all of us Math is build on a rather narrow […]

Continue readingIn other words, what’s the characteristics of numbers? Numbers and arithmetic are made for each other – a number is a number only if arithmetical properties operate on it. Peano arithmetic may be used to create a definition for numbers to test if a number is really a number. Peano arithmetic is a set of […]

Continue readingIt makes better sense to discuss this question with parents. The discussion that follows could be shared with parents, without any need to edit. We sincerely appreciate this parental predicament – all the hard work and commitment in living up to the schools’ demands and routine are not yielding the desired achievement levels in maths […]

Continue readingIn broad terms it is the ‘technical’ term for teaching Good teaching is quite an art, but good teachers know the science of teaching too, i.e. the universally effective practices in teaching. The science of teaching includes certain fundamental steps to be followed by teachers while teaching in classrooms (‘inclass processes’) and certain follow up […]

Continue readingAs a parent you would have wondered “how to teach math effectively to your child?“. You would have tried many tricks so that your child can learn the subject. But unfortunately, teaching a subject is not easy – mathematics more so. It is a long term endeavor. In this article, you will learn eleven effective […]

Continue readingTo be true, everything needs practice to achieve excellence. In fact, at the ‘highest level’ the two legs of learning are: Recognising new things/facts/perspectives/linkages (through any of the 5 senses) – essentially registering new things in the short term memory Internalising something already registered– embedding the ‘new things’ in long-term memory The internalisation process is […]

Continue readingIt makes better sense to discuss this question with parents. The discussion that follows could be shared with parents, without any need to edit. Briefly, learning a language is the easiest of all things to learn; every one learns to speak and understand the mother tongue without any effort – just listening to it being […]

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