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Experts moot 'innovative tools' to make maths student friendly

Written by: Staff

Lucknow, Nov 22 (UNI) A group of experts who had gathered here have suggested introduction of ''innovative tools' to make the subject of Mathematics student friendly.

The experts, while appreciating the CBSE move to make the subject student friendly claimed that the desired results could only be obtained after teachers made efforts by using innovations.

The child, in fact, should get started with basic mathematics with the involvement of his or her family members.

The mathematicians were participating at a seminar on mathematics oerganised by the Mathematics and Astronomy department of the Lucknow University here recently.

Parent were asked to encourage children to do simple calculations by giving biscuits and asking them to count it. When the child comes to school, teachers should arouse interest for the subjects by using innovative tools. Speakers were unanimous that time had come to popularise mathematics amongst children.

G S Pandey, fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, said, ''Once we succeed in attracting young minds towards mathematics, half the job is done.'' Former IGNOU vice-chancellor M P Dixit laid stress on having a centralised research cell so that other researchers in mathematics might easily know the various research works taking place in the subject. He also proposed forming inter-university consortium for mathematics.


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