Math’s Labs AT DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL has been setup in association with Jodo Gyan. Mathematics has been feared by people over centuries. Even today millions in our country fear mathematics. It is felt as a dry subject with very few admirers.
Yet we feel that mathematics builds on something that we all possess – the sense of quantity. We tend to see beautiful patterns and symmetries in the world around and reason logically with consistency. It enables us to look deep into the mysteries of the world – whether of astronomy or of genetics. It helps Critical analysis of issues as common as global warming to steep pitfalls in economy.
We feel that we can contribute to this process by changing the way we teach in class. One needs to get away from conception that mathematics is mere collection of rules for operations like addition, subtraction and an array of formulae. Rather it should be seen as a way of thinking, modeling and reasoning of what is real.