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August 2013, Math Speak »

[2 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]

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?”

November 2012, Resources »

[1 Nov 2012 | Comments Off on 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.

April 2012, Resources »

[2 Apr 2012 | Comments Off on 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.

Cross-currents, May - June 2009 »

[9 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]

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.

March 2009, Notes from a Teacher's Diary »

[2 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on 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.

May-June 2016 »

[7 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on 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 lives. That’s the reason why Sheel is passionate about helping children learn to learn, and […]

November 2015 »

[2 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on 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 you enjoy reading these as much as we enjoyed putting them together for you. Trouble […]

August 2014, Math Speak »

[4 Aug 2014 | One Comment | ]

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 question. I have taken the topic of mathematical induction, for this is what students find […]

Cover Story, September 2013, Teacher's Day Special »

[3 Sep 2013 | One Comment | ]
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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 is life like for them now? Is it different from what it was before? Does […]

Cover Story, September 2009 »

[15 Sep 2009 | One Comment | ]

Interested in finding out what teachers do after they finish their day at school? Read this special feature that has five teachers talking about their lives after school hours.