Maths from simple grids

Satya, Gowri and , Ashwin and , Shravan and , Shivkumar (2022) Maths from simple grids. At Right Angles (12). pp. 29-34. ISSN 2582-1873

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An exciting afternoon with friends and family, for me, often involves arguing endlessly over some trivial math or science question or solving a tricky puzzle or finding a pattern where you least expected it. When I started to teach math in an NPO (Non-Profit Organization) setting, I most of all wanted to bring this excitement and thrill of problem solving into our classroom. Easier said than done! I would pose what I thought was an interesting question and watch as students either struggled or simply did not even attempt it. Finding the right kind of problem that is challenging yet tantalizingly simple, that is familiar yet leads to new and exciting discoveries has proved to be difficult. Having to find something that is easy to implement, cost effective and that works for all the students in my mixed classroom even more so.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Satya, Gowri and , Ashwin and , Shravan and , Shivkumar
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Uncontrolled Keywords: critical thinking, problem solving, trial and error, generalisation
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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