Math Ed Labs Perspective
The concept of education was introduced to make people understand and observe the dynamics of the nature. To allow them to experiment with the objects around. To discover by gathering all or some information, that is around. From the invention of the wheel till lightning a room with a bulb, all was the result of intensive amount of research, thinking, understanding, observing and most importantly, experimenting.
Another reason to make people observe and relate was to develop conjectures by the data they possess. These conjectures widened the perspective of the human brain to look at things and perceive them logically. When logic is used to absorb information it relaxes the mind and catalyzes the decision making skills of an individual.
The important factor lies in the development of logic and the quality of education a person attains in life. The time and quality of learning reflects only when it is applied in problem solving, decision making, reasoning and critically analyse a statement or a verdict.
The subject of Mathematics is conventionally believed to be considered a rote-learning exercise and memory based science, and routinely taught with a calculative approach. In math, rote methods are often used, for example to memorize formulas. Students of mathematics are often not able to visualize and conceptualise mathematical concepts, and therefore regularly fail to understand the real math. This mundane method of learning generally makes students scared of math and leads to only a handful of students go ahead with the subject. The Subject of mathematics must include an understanding of how to use technology to arrive meaningfully at solutions to problems instead of endless attention to increasingly outdated computational tedium.
Math Ed Labs, here brings to you an experience which reflects the essence of mathematics and aims at creating thinkers and leaders for tomorrow. It packages math in a box for you to communicate with mathematics through tangible tools and understand the dynamics of the content. The box focuses on the learning of mathematical concepts in a totally unique way that gives the power to the learner to learn on their own pace and construct own knowledge.
Math Ed Labs proposes a learning culture which revolves around the student and keeping his flame and excitement to observe and perceive the world, alive. The math box empowers the student to generalise from particulars. It saves the time spent in cramming which can be utilized to reason about things learnt.
The resources designed are highly recommended by researchers, educationists and people who believe that math is a universal language that needs to be communicated via observations and experiments.
So, if you are a parent, a learner, a teacher, a brother or anyone who considers math significant in the development of child, dig in this link www.mathedlabs.com and get your first math box to experience learning in a unique and effective way.
Introduction to culture of it we vouch for:
Currently the school system is going through a renaissance in terms of methodologies being adopted in the classroom. Ranging from ICT tools to pedagogical innovation. The structure is evolving slowly from the traditional methods to the new methods which instill an interest to study and develops a positive attitude to learn and construct knowledge.
Since education is the foundation matter of world’s humans, so there is a need to consider it seriously as it is at the core of development.
Due to increase in number of students in a class and dynamic requirements of learners, the role of a teacher is expanding gradually; from a teacher to a facilitator and also a manager. Teacher also needs to be at par with the current trends in education. The responsibility to provide a learning environment which includes the modern ways of teaching lies on the shoulders of the teaching staff and the administration. Expectations from the parents and the increasing cut throat competition make the traditional ways insufficient to match the level. Such circumstances, create the need for an external body to cater to the teachers as well as the students and take the required responsibility to facilitate learning procedure more efficiently and productively.
As an education organisation, we would keep the following as our guidelines and direct ourselves to create an effective learning environment which would make mathematics learners to construct their knowledge while experimenting, and teachers and teachers will be accustomed with the new trends in education:
- Students learn to enjoy mathematics.
- Mathematics is a part of children’s life experience which they talk about.
- Students pose and solve meaningful problems.
- Students use abstractions to perceive relationships and structure.
- Students understand the basic structure of mathematics.
- Teachers expect to engage every child in class.
Allow us to bring your attention briefly to Mathematical communication, as a result of correct Math education and not just marks in exams. When students talk they should know about units, about currency, about measurement, about weight. There is a dire need that students approximate well. By this sentence I mean to lay emphasis on the use of math not only communication but other aspects also. As good approximation leads to effective decision making and problem solving.
If you are a school reading this, we want to tell you that although we are a startup, we are looking for right set of circumstances to traverse our innovation and set up a platform for practicing, improving and experiencing the MATH CULTURE in schools. If given a chance to work with your school, it will be an honour and an exciting opportunity as well. Be assured that we would give our best to make this effort as effective as possible.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Since school education is the first step in the development of any country or society, there is a need to build a force of thinkers and doers who can lead the society to its betterment. But the present stage and feedback from organisations that survey along, does not provide a result which anywhere seems to be aimed at this direction. A heavy bag on shoulders and completing the syllabus should have never been the priority of schooling, but understanding what the books contains, generating a logical ability, nurturing a learner to make him/her a better individual and the other aspects which cater to the philosophical aim of educating and learning should be considered in the first place. Since the system does not permit interferences at a very big level, there is less number of chances to include anything new or to experiment certain strategies that may require certain changes in the structure.
Since the system is already so inflexible that any kind of innovation or change in the system is too difficult to incorporate, furthermore, there are problems that already exist. All this does not leave scope for any kind of experimentation or improvisation in the teaching methodology even if the school intends to do so.
During the research and at other various times, the conversation with teachers had a general consensus of believing that their classroom practices are insufficient for the learners and does not let them achieve the target being set for them. This is basically due to the framework being so rigid and the other clerical responsibilities of a teacher. The student-teacher ratio, which is not less than a skyscraper, which reflects in the amount of time in correcting a large number of notebooks, is also a primary reason of teachers not being able to make that extra effort. With all these issues already in place, they are left with very less time and lesser energy to do anything outside of their normal teaching methods or to try out any innovation in the classroom.
THE AID & SCOPE
In these circumstances, a school may refer to organisations which provide service in the field of education and specialize in pedagogical creativity and understand the basic idea behind education.
This allows the school authorities to get moving in this direction and improvise upon the pedagogical skills of the teacher as well as the learning experience of the learners.
Keeping all the difficulties in mind and the barriers due to the system, because of which it is unable to solve these issues, we have developed a parallel program for students and teachers of schools. With the assistance of Math Ed. Labs, a school can implement a number of innovative schemes that will make it easier in improving the mathematics education in the school, that too without making any changes in the curriculum, which is in fact an area of concern. It is high time to do, then to crib over it. The material created and the resources developed have been made by after a thorough research and under the guidance of experienced educationists. Also, every aid has been field tested and has shown an unbelievable improvement in the learning and understanding of learners.
Math Ed. Labs will be an added advantage for the teachers to explore something new and different as part of their normal teaching methods, Moreover will also help students to experiment and experience a different learning style which will eventually help them understand concepts and enjoy their participation in their own learning. Our team assures a healthy yet fruitful journey in this exploration of students, teachers and parents.
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Thank you Syed Shahzar for leading this draft and this Math mission on our collective behalf.
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