August 2020

Like everything else in life, education systems across the globe have been disrupted due to the ongoing pandemic. We reached out to the different stakeholders in education to tell us how they are adapting to this new situation, the challenges they are facing, what we are doing right and what we are not. We bring you a series of articles as part of our cover theme from the perspectives of the students, teachers, and parents.

Corona and I is a Worksheet, which has activities to help 8-10 year olds understand and learn about the coronavirus.

While lessons from the pandemic form a chunk of our August issue, it is not all corona. We also bring you reflections by a teacher on teaching contentious topics in the classroom in Cogitations; the need to conserve a man-made habitat in Nature Watch and why we need to be alert and sensitive towards our teenage students in A Step Ahead.

There is lot's more that this August issue brings you.


Active Learning is any learning activity in which the student participates or interacts with the learning process, as opposed to passively taking in the information. When given an opportunity to actively engage with the information they're learning, students perform better. This is the Cover Story of the July 2020 issue.

From this issue we bring you yet another new column, Off the Library Shelves. In the first of six articles in the series, the author shares her experiences of how a library can address the emotional needs of all children, including those who are ‘at risk’ or/and are from marginalized communities.

With every activity in life shifting to a contactless mode due to the pandemic, is it time to reset the education button? The first visible signs are the mushrooming of online classes and webinars, but can education really be delivered from a distance? Anuradha C writes in The Other Side.

There is lot's more that this July issue brings you.

May-June 2020

This math special issue has been divided into three sections. Pedagogy, which explores how innovatively and differently you can teach mathematics. Policy and perspectives, which looks at policy decisions regarding math by the government and also includes opinions and perspectives of math educators on the subject. The third section Practice contains articles that have ideas that teachers can read and start using in their math classrooms.

A peek into each section:

To understand coronavirus life-cycle, spread, infective rate and effect on human systems, everyone in the scientific community is turning to maths! Geetha Iyer writes about the importance of maths to life sciences in ‘Abstract to concrete – biology to the aid of mathematics’

In the last two decades, three phrases have entered the vocabulary of many math educators - math phobia, math anxiety and dyscalculia. Why is phobia only associated with math? Why don’t we hear of history or language phobia? S Sundaram tries to understand this phenomenon in ‘What’s it about math?’

A creative mathematics teacher can lead a group of enthusiastic boys and girls on an adventurous mathematical journey. Folk mathematics is a wonderful opportunity to get children interested in several aspects of mathematics but this requires some special efforts befor...