Mathematics is the cradle of all creations, without which the world cannot move an inch. Be it a cook or a farmer, a carpenter or a mechanic, a shopkeeper or a doctor, an engineer or a scientist, everyone needs mathematics in their day to day life. Every insects use mathematics in their everyday life for existence.
Experience says learning math can be made easier and enjoyable. A teacher of mathematics has a great opportunity. If she fills this allotted time with drilling her students in routine operations, she kills their interest, hampers their intellectual development and misuses her opportunity. But if she challenges her students by setting them problems with stimulating questions, she may give them a taste for, and some means of independent thinking.
Experts say, math should be a journey of discovery, rather than a case of 'teaching to the best' and ICT can be the key to making this work. The interactive white board- for example, has had a huge effect on classroom practice because it offers resources with which to demonstrate. It has traditionally been thought difficult to integrate math into primary school cross curricular work. But ICT makes it possible to drop math skills into a topic in an engaging and less obvious way.
All children don't find mathematics an engrossing study or one that they want to develop themselves to either in school or in their lives. Only a few will find math seductive enough to sustain a long term engagement. But all students should experience a few moments in their carrier... the power and excitement of mathematics... so that at the end of their formal education, they at least know what it is like and whether it is an activity that has a place in their future.
To develop mathematical curiosity in our students, we, the teachers in the department of math build a strong positive relationship with our students. We give students opportunities to explore mathematical ideas for themselves without a predefined goal, except that which our students define themselves. We open the black box of problem solving and give students problem solving heuristics they can use themselves. Also to inculcate more interest in them, the following activities are done in the school
Also Students appear for different competitive exams such as Olympiad, talent search exams, Ganitha Sasthra Parishad and come out with flying colours. As the African proverb goes, 'If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together'.We let the students to explore things on their own, or in small groups, but do some mathematics together in ways which respect every student's contribution.