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February 2017, Math Speak »

[3 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on A matter of location | ]

Monica Kochar

What is GPS or the Global Positioning System? How does it work? How and why is it useful? Find out how a little bit of math helps the GPS work.

August 2016, Math Speak »

[1 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Pythagoras and his theorem | ]

Monica Kochar

Pythagoras is most popular for the Pythagorean theorem. But this great mathematician has contributed a lot more to the field of mathematics than just prove and popularize a theorem that is not even his!

March 2016, Math Speak »

[1 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on The human face of math | ]

Monica Kochar

How many students have you come across that fear math? This fear is the result of, knowingly or unknowingly, reinforcing the belief that math is a difficult subject and that math teachers are strict. As teachers it is up to us to make the subject accessible to all students and this we will be able to do when we understand that math need not interest all students and therefore we need to find ways to bringing the subject to them through their interests–be it sports, art, language or music.

January 2016, Math Speak »

[4 Jan 2016 | Comments Off on Dare to be unconventional! | ]

Monica Kochar

Is there only one single rule to multiplying numbers? Does one always have to start with the number on the right and keep going left? Well here’s news. If you know your place values well, no rules need apply. Try multiplying from the top to the bottom, from left to right and see if you get the correct answer.

August 2015, Math Speak »

[3 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on The ‘Why’ of division algorithm | ]

Monica Kochar
Why is it that while doing division, we hide the digit to check the first digit? Is it because our teacher taught us this way? However, it is time to ask ‘ why’.The author goes to tell us that algorithm without logic is murder. Read on to find out why.

March 2015, Math Speak »

[2 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on To switch or not to switch? | ]

Monica Kochar
Fun experiments explained in this article can help children understand ‘probability’. Taken from television game shows, these experiments test your skills and intelligence with the probability of winning or losing. Try them out in your class.

Math Speak, October 2014 »

[30 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Setting yourself up | ]

Monica Kochar

How can you teach sets and venn diagrams without defining these terms until the children have understood the concepts? Here’s how.

March 2014, Math Speak »

[1 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on Tangrams for classrooms! | ]

Monica Kochar

Tangrams–a simple 7 piece puzzle but a wonderful teaching aid. Learn how you can use tangrams to as a teaching aid.

January 2014, Math Speak »

[3 Jan 2014 | One Comment | ]

Monica Kochar

Normally a teacher gives lectures in class and then asks children to do some work at home to reinforce the learning. How will it be if a teacher decided to flip this process?

Math Speak, October 2013 »

[1 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on The mathematics of art | ]

Monica Kochar
Art is an excellent medium to curb the fear of math. This article focuses on geometry and art and helps students with multiple facets of math— from knowledge of shapes to skills in using geometrical properties and construction of shapes.