Author: Shveta Uppal
Foreword/Introduction: Director,National Council of Educational Research
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174504826
Mathematics has an important role in our life; it not only helps in day-to-day situations but also develops logical reasoning, abstract thinking and imagination. It enriches life and provides new dimensions to thinking. The struggle to learn abstract principles develops the power to formulate and understand arguments and the capacity to see interrelations among concepts.
The enriched understanding helps us deal with abstract ideas in other subjects as well. It also helps us understand and make better patterns, maps, appreciate area and volume and see similarities between shapes and sizes. The scope Mathematics includes many aspects of our life and our environment. This relationship needs to be brought out at all possible places.
Learning Mathematics is not about remembering solutions or methods but knowing how to solve problems. We hope that you will give your students a lot of opportunities to create and formulate problems themselves. We believe it would be a good idea to ask them to formulate as many new problems as they can. This would help children in developing an understanding of the concepts and principles of Mathematics. The nature of the problems set up by them becomes varied and more complex as they become confident with the ideas they are dealing in.
A Note for the Teachers
Chapter I: Knowing our Numbers
Chapter 2: Whole Numbers
Chapter 3: Playing with Numbers
Chapter 4: Basic Geometrical Ideas
Chapter 5: Understanding Elementary Shapes
Chapter 6: Integers
Chapter 7: Fractions
Chapter 8: Decimals
Chapter 9: Data Handling
Chapter 10: Mensuration
Chapter II: Algebra
Chapter 12: Ratio and Proportion
Chapter 13: Symmetry
Chapter 14: Practical Geometry