Effective Teaching-Learning in Mathematics

By hdutta | Jan 10, 2018

How to bring more effectiveness in mathematics teaching-learning right from the school level of education?

phelinelephant's picture

This is too broad a question. Please be specific...Teachers need to be able to play with math at the level they teach...

sneha's picture

Could you explain what you mean by effectiveness? It can be measured in several ways:
Student engagement
Teacher reputation
Test scores of the class as an average

ramesh.satya77's picture

Effectiveness in Teaching-Learning of Mathematics at any stage could be achieved if:
1. The teacher is passionate about the subject.
2. The teacher has the ability to evoke a sense of curiosity in the young minds about the beauty of the
3. The teacher always tries to bring a real life connect among the various concepts in Mathematics.
4. The teacher keeps him/herself updated about the latest trends in Mathematics and takes the experience
into the classrooms.
5. The teacher is open to accept the diversity among learners trying to ensure that every individual's
greatest potential is tapped.
6. The teacher can break the monotony of teaching-learning which solely depends on Text Books.
7. The teacher can integrate Theatre into Mathematics. For Eg: Lilavati Ballet by the Smitalay Group.
8. The teacher can create awareness among students about the highest honours in the subject such as
Field's Medal etc.
The list is endless and I am sure with years of experience - the process of evolution in a teacher happens.

engineerbsw's picture

well, I agree with you

engineerbsw's picture

Facilitator should teach mathematics as per subject nature and keeping in mind higher aims of teaching mathematics. Either we are working on number system or fraction but our approach reflected subject nature withe its goal. Realistic mathematics approach imbibed in our classroom. and last but not the least dialogue should be maximum around the topic.

ASHAY TANDON's picture

More emphasis should be given on student involvement, classroom should be student centric rather than teacher centric. Moreover you can implement activity based learning in classroom will definitely raise student's interest.

Surinder Kumar's picture

Newer methods, which are easier, e.g. in Vedic math, should be incorporated by the teachers in teaching, which will give choice to the student to choose between the traditional and newer ones.

phelinelephant's picture

Vedic math can be included provided

  1. it comes with explanation of how it works - this might involve algebra and can provide an oppotunity for using algebra to prove something
  2. some of the methods work better for some kind of numbers only - this makes them different from standard algorithms - so these should be explored and discussed
  3. it should be done holistically i.e. not part of the method should be shared...
Surinder Kumar's picture

Vedic math is merely a beginning to prompt your mind to think why it
works? Work is constantly going on by people working whole heartedly
in this field.
It works with all kinds of numbers but with with some it is easier, so
people talk only about those where it makes the things easier than the
traditional methods of doing.
Vedic math is holistic in itself, it is only for us to take it up in
that direction for inclusion. If teachers are interested, I have few files to begin with on Vedic Math which can be shared and will open the gate way of effective and interesting math teaching and learning.
My e mail address - sksbirc@gmail.com (Dr. Surinder Kumar)

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