What to show and why to tell

Pradita Nambiar
Show and tell is a popular teaching-learning technique in the primary classes for very obvious reasons. But there are several other important reasons, not so obvious, as to why show and tell should be used more often by the primary school teacher.

The picture tells it all

Proma Basu Roy
Have you come across books without words and having just pictures? Try and acquire one of these books and you will realize how reading a wordless picture book will give you immense joy, Try and acquire one of these books..

Word pictures

Meena Raghunathan

Reading is still a challenge for many children. If they read, understanding what they are reading is the next challenge. This is where visualization comes in handy. Creating images in your mind as you are reading is a wonderful way to understand the text. Here are some tips and suggestions on how you can help your students create word pictures of what they are reading.

“Moving” with numbers

Pavan RC Kinesthetic math involves using the entire body to learn math and not just hands to write. It makes learning active. We have heard of people who hate math begin loving the subject after learning it with kinesthetic activities. Read More …

The power of estimation

Sandhya Singh

Estimation is an important area of study in primary school. It is a skill that comes to our aid all through our lives and that is why before you introduce formal measurements in class here are a few activities to help enhance your students’ estimation skills.

Adding fun to math

Suma Vivekanandan

Since math is an abstract subject, grasping it becomses easy for children if the subject is introduced to them through games. Here are a few simple games that you can get your students to play to understand LCM, multiplication, fractions, and number properties.

What is your question today?

Sharmila Govande
How can children be taught to question all the things that they see or hear or read rather than accept the answers given by the teachers? How can teachers work on building children’s curiosity levels and engage in questioning until they are satisfied and are clear about any concepts? Children ask questions when they feel that their questions are appreciated. Therefore parents and teachers should encourage children to ask questions. Here are some techniques that teachers can adopt in their classrooms to promote a questioning culture.

Sita’s Solitaire

S N Gananath
Have you, as a teacher, come across the game called ‘Vamanaguntalu’ in Telugu,’ Pallankuzhi’ in Tamil or ‘Aluguli mane’ in Kannada? You may have even played it in your younger days. It is time now for you to go back to that game because it is absorbing and it has interesting mathematical patterns that you could use in your classroom to explain some basics in math. This article explores the game and how children can benefit in different ways.

Back from the vacation!

Sheel

We have just left behind some beautiful memories made during the vacation and it is time now to get back in earnest to classroom work. To make this transition easy why not pull out some of those vacation memories and convert them into teaching points?The author uses her own vacation in Sikkim to tell you how this can be done.