Krishnan Balasubramanian

I shall ask, then, why is it really worth while to make a serious study of mathematics? What is the proper justification of a mathematician’s life?

G H Hardy tries to answer that question in this classic book he wrote some 70 years ago. Here's a review of it.

A teacher is like a gardener. Generally, a gardener does not decide how high each plant will grow. Rather, he ensures to create appropriate conditions for complete nurturing of all the plants. The plants grow on their own! 
Teachers, just like gardeners, create an environment where learners’ interest in learning grows. This is an environment of adequate challenge with emotional safety.

The latest issue of Learning Curve focuses on 'arts in school education'. The burthen of the collective message of this issue is: in the life of our children, Art is as essential as any other subject. Art sharpens perceptions of the world around us, it increases awareness and sensitivity. It also enhances human relationships as we discover the similarities of the artistic experience.There is a general recognition of the fact that the word 'art' encapsulates within itself a wealth of meaning, as witness phrases such as the art of writing, of communication, of social and political exchange.

Is it possible to teach Science and Mathematics in a way that they both become poetry? What does a teacher have to bear in mind? It is important for the teacher to determine what leaves a deep impression on a growing mind, particularly at the middle school and high school levels. The teaching of the sciences and mathematics must leave behind a sense of wonder and reverence for the great beauty and intricacy of the world — the world of the very small and the world of the very large.

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