CAN YOU IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT MATHEMATICS
Mathematics helps in developing an analytic bent of mind and aids in better organization of ideas and appropriate expression of thoughts. However at a more general level, , the importance of mathematics for a common man is somehow used, whenever he visits banks, shopping malls, post offices, or deals with business transactions, trade and commerce. We add mathematics to some of our recreational activities, like puzzles, riddles, and so on.
Do any of us realize the importance of maths in our daily life? This is a subject that is applied to every field and profession. Without the application of maths, no field or profession is complete.
To help us realize this why don’t we imagine a world without maths?
1. Living your days without a watch and a calendar. Both the watch and the calendar use numbers, the most basic and important of mathematics characters. How would you know the time of the day? Wouldn’t you miss your own birthday without a calendar?
- You go to a shop to buy something but since this is a world without maths, you don’t know what money is, you don’t know measurements. So what do you do?
- Zoologist assessing the number of animal species on earth or a doctor checking your heartbeat they have to know how to count.
- Can an engineer build a bridge ? A quantity checker chemist cannot prepare medicines if he cannot accurately measure the quantity of each chemical.
- We wouldn’t have had markets and businesses without math as the world of trade runs on money. And as a country’s development depends heavily on its economic growth, wouldn’t that be a problem?
- There wouldn’t be any more advancements of technology as each sector of technology directly or indirectly employs the application of mathematics. We are all so used to technology of various types that it will be difficult to live in a world without computers, television, mobile phones, and even electricity which is generated in powerhouses using the elements of maths.
Probably, without maths, life would have been quite complicated.
Despite the importance of mathematics there are so many people who resist getting to know and understand it. If you have the basic concepts of mathematics right then the subject isn’t difficult at all. Maths is not complicated like people believe it to be, it is just their attitude that makes it so.
“Mathematics is the gate and key of the sciences. …Neglect of mathematics works injury to all knowledge, since he who is ignorant of it cannot know the other sciences or the things of this world.” By Roger Bacon
@ Dr. Maths we encourage :
” THINK . REASON . APPLY . SOLVE ”
Take a look of our modules here :
“GOD IS IN THE DETAILS”
Some minute details that we look upon at every stage of learning maths :
- Carefully thought out sequencing of concepts, sub-concepts and types of questions leading to a smooth and seamless transition from skill to skill.
- Gentle progression in the level of difficulty of questions, ensuring the child does not struggle and the momentum of learning is sustained.
- Concepts are presented in multiple ways keeping the child engaged , minimizing monotony and encouraging an appreciation of the interrelationships between various mathematical concepts.
- Developing the distinct skills of mathematical communication and reasoning by providing a rich mix of approaches.
- Focusing on application of the concepts to problem solving and encouraging the child to think, reason, apply and solve by sharing specific strategies
The Story of DIWALI for Children – Playful Learning.
“Once upon a time there was a great warrior, Prince Rama, who had a beautiful wife named Sita.
There was also a terrible demon king, Ravana. He had twenty arms and ten heads, and was feared throughout the land. He wanted to make Sita his wife, and one day he kidnapped her and took her away in his chariot. Clever Sita left a trail of her jewellery for Rama to follow.
Rama followed the trail of glittering jewellery until he met the monkey king, Hanuman, who became his friend and agreed to help find Sita. Messages were sent to all the monkeys in the world, and through them to all the bears, who set out to find Sita.
After a very long search, Hanuman found Sita imprisoned on an island. Rama’s army of monkeys and bears couldn’t reach the island, so they began to build a bridge. Soon all the animals of the world, large and small, came to help. When the bridge was built, they rushed across it and fought a mighty battle.
When Rama killed the evil Ravana with a magic arrow, the whole world rejoiced. Rama and Sita began their long journey back to their land, and everybody lit oil lamps to guide them on their way and welcome them back.
Ever since, people light lamps at Diwali to remember that light triumphs over dark and good triumphs over evil.”
“Bridging the Concept Gap”
Children often experience concept gaps when classroom lessons move on before they have been able to master mathematical concepts. It is important to address these concept gaps as early as possible, else the fear of numbers can grow very rapidly leaving the child feeling inadequate and overwhelmed.
Yes ! Dr. Maths focuses on the similar approach as it is rightly covered in an article by Wall Street Journal,
says ” UNDERSTANDING IS THE KEY ” to master the mathematical concepts
Click on the link below read the article :
Repetitive Work in Maths!
- Research shows that students who have mastered elementary maths ascend the learning curve faster. They find a place in the ‘high achievers’ band in middle and senior school.
- Early mathematical power helps develop personal self-confidence and leads a student to stand out in a crowd.
- Such students perform better on standardized tests including SAT and ACT. Hence they are
better prepared to meet future educational and professional goals.
- Early mathematical power leads to speed, confidence and accuracy, key elements to
performing well in competitive examinations g. engineering / medical entrance exams.
Dr. Maths aims to gives your child the mathematical power to all this and stay ahead right from the start!!
The Dr. Maths program covers the entire curriculum for each class in 12 modules, each covering a particular concept. Our website (www.drmaths.com) will give you detailed information on the program content and structure, its features and benefits. Here we would like to give you a few pointers on how best to use the program and derive maximum benefit for your child.
- Use one module at a time and work on the sheets in the order that they are arranged. The progression and sequence of each module has been carefully designed to ensure that learning is smooth and seamless.
- Ensure that your child works regularly on the program. We recommend that your child should work on the program for 15-20 minutes at least four times a week.
- Assign a definite number of worksheets for your child for every session, to ensure that he does not do too little or too much. He could do between 2 and 5 worksheets per day.
- Correct your child’s work regularly using the answers provided to you. This will help you to know whether the learning is satisfactory. The answers are available downloadable from your child’s “My account” page after you login.
- The Parent Tips section of each module provides useful ideas, activities and games for the parent to use outside the formal learning setting. These activities will add richness and variety to the learning process.
- Try and build a `fun’ association with maths in order to reduce the fear and stress of maths for your child. Integrate mathematical concepts with everyday activities and routine.
- The level of your involvement and supervision is a function of your child’s learning style. Some children are independent learners while others need active involvement by a parent.
- Use the Mixed Bag section to evaluate your child’s learning. You could have your child do this section a week after the module has been completed. This will tell you how much your child has absorbed and retained.
- Video and Game Links: The video and game links under your child’s ‘my account” are directly linked to the module he is doing. Please make use of these video links which will help your child reinforce the concept learnt. The games links provided are also linked to the concept your child is learning and will really make your child’s “computer time” fun and productive.
- Online Assessment: This is a multiple choice assessment and the format will push your child to think reason and apply quickly.