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Saroja Sreekanth
People often tend to equate mathematical ability with intelligence as they see it used brilliantly by some and poorly by others.

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Dr SN Gananath
The more serious issue of school maths is what is taught rather than how it is taught.

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Shakuntala Jaisinghani
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.

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Vijayalakshmi Nagarajan
Vocabulary enrichment is essential in the development of mathematical concepts in children.

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Dr Vivek Monteiro
In the context of India, the problem of universalisation of elementary education has two important aspects.

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Dr SN Gananath
It is unfortunate but true. Most of the times when teachers and children are engaged in maths classes what they do is to make a few mathematical noises and very little ‘real’ maths.