Shailendra Gupta

I always wonder what our life would be without numbers, shapes, formulae and other mathematical concepts. Maths is omnipresent, whether in our address, phone number, vehicle number, house number, or our blood count.

This article is an attempt to explore the possibilities of making primary maths interesting. The strategies discussed in this article emerged from more than a hundred workshops conducted by the author with both teachers and students.

T.V. Channel Fun: Children love watching TV. Why not help them learn something while watching TV? Ask your students to do a survey at home. Children can list the names of channels available on their television, and write down the channel numbers along with some observations / remarks about the programme they watched.

The author is Head (Training & Development) Calorx Foundation, Ahmedabad and Registrar, Calorx University. He can be reached at

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