A lot of private schools that claim to charge low fees are mushrooming across the country. Known as Affordable Private Schools, this author wonders whether these schools are really affordable.
Geetha Iyer and Sundaram S
This is the centenary year of Charles Darwin, whose classical theory of the Origin of Life is still hotly debated.
The idea of using palm leaves as teaching material was a very new concept for teachers of Titan School.
I am not a teacher of mathematics but have taught enough cousins in my school days the basics of percentages, time and distance, time and work, stocks and shares, etc.
Traditionally mathematics is taught using a problem solving approach. Text books are filled with plenty of math exercises.
The term ‘fraction’ in its literal sense means a part of the whole.
People often tend to equate mathematical ability with intelligence as they see it used brilliantly by some and poorly by others.
Dr SN Gananath
The more serious issue of school maths is what is taught rather than how it is taught.
Several hundred years ago mathematicians realised that there were a lot of problems they could solve if they had a way to talk about numbers less than zero.