How do we solve a word problem?

Monica Kochar

During the teacher training sessions that I conduct, whenever I ask the teachers to tell me an area they struggle with to teach the students, invariably the answer is, “Solving word problems”. Their query is – “Is there a method to this madness that works with most problems?”

Learning Math through Language

Monica Kochar
This article outlines a few ways in which English can be used to learn Math. Students who have a good vocabulary find ways to express their understanding of the subject without the use of symbols.

ICTs for user-driven math learning

Monica Kochar
When it comes to integrating technology in teaching subjects, students are very focussed and are fully engaged in their own learning. The teacher becomes a facilitator and in engaging with the students, manages to pick up a lot of new skills. This article gives a glimpse into how maths learning through technology became a fun-filled session.

Doing the math in poetry

Monica Kochar
I am a math teacher but I have always loved poetry. My interest in these two very different subjects made me wonder if I could bring them together in my classes.

A wake up call!

Monica Kochar

A child for us is usually ‘good in my subject’ or ‘bad in my subject’. We fail to see that this is only one facet of the multi personality that the person is.

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.

Celebrating the people that make us

Ardra Balachandran The greatest learning during her early years of education was that it is not what degrees we achieve or the things we possess but how we live, love, and behave with others that determines the quality of our Read More …

Ha, ha, ho, ho, he, he

In keeping with our cover theme of the month, we asked teachers to share lighter moments from their classrooms with us. From the several responses we received, we feature here a few that had us holding our sides. We hope Read More …

Mathematical induction

Monica Kochar The market is flooded with learning material for primary and middle school maths lessons. However, for senior classes the question remains – what is the best design for the lessons? This article is an attempt to answer that Read More …

Posts from the past

Over the years, education has undergone a lot of transformation. Today it is more open, allows for a more varied experience and is considered more child-friendly. But what about one of the main pillars of education – the teachers? What Read More …