Mathematics, as you know, has always become a subject of interest and disinterest for students, for some may enjoy it and others may get bored, but none can actually get over it till the time one is in school. Ofcourse, the subject is extremely important and in fact not just important it’s a subject without which a person can’t survive in daily life.
December 22 is the date which is marked as National Mathematics Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. Let’s find out on this particular day what the Maths teachers of the city, have got to share with their students.
“No matter wherever you go Mathematics is a very vital part of living everywhere, although it is not applied theoretically but it needs to be recognized mentally,” said Shashi Chhatani, Director of Absolute Maths Academy.
“Maths is a subject that needs to be learned by heart and not by mind. It needs to be loved. Obviously, the subject can be classified into two categories of people, one who hate it badly and the other who love it like anything and ofcourse, in between the two there is one more category that balances the world that is all those who cannot go without ignoring it,” Chhatani added.
On asking about how to teach Maths, in order to develop an interest in students, Chhatani further added,” It is no doubt the responsibility of the teachers to make things attractive and interesting for students. The basic concepts of Mathematics have to be so crystal clear for kids, that it makes a strong backbone for them, till the time they appear for IIT-JEE”.
Another Maths teacher Shyamal Pratap, who is the Director of SS Maths Academy pointed out,” All human beings play with numbers and units, whether he is the Layman or a scholar, counting cash is an essential part of the day to day life for which Mathematics is highly applicable. For determining the angle from the planet’s direction to the horizontal surface, a person has to use the Pythagoras theorem to draw the conclusion or finding the exact value. Thus Maths is not used just for one particular stream, it is equally and uniquely used in different streams.”
Elaborating further, Pratap said, “Researchers should highly work for the elimination of the truncation error, for which India suffers a great amount of loss daily. In order to draw approximate values and not exact values, man commits a sin. Magnitude of error is important, its not the sign but the value that needs to be focused”.