Most people, children or adults, usually dread mathematics. Why does this happen? We believe that the problem is due to the way mathematics is usually taught from early school on. In this awareness level practical-oriented programme we look at ways in which we can teach mathematics to children in a way that will make them feel positive about it.
This programme consists of two courses. Both the courses are built around detailed examples of ways of communicating mathematical concepts/processes/skills to children upto the age of 10. Thus, the programme is aimed at pre-primary and primary school teachers, as well as parents of young children.
1. Mathematics Comes Alive (In the Primary Classroom)
2. Working Mathematically (In the Primary Classroom)
Counsellors will be available at each study centre according to a schedule made by the coordinator of the study centre. The counsellor is there to facilitate the learner’s self-study. Thus, if there is a problem that s/he faces while studying, s/he can ask the counsellor for help in sorting it out. The counsellor will not give lectures.
The counsellor can provide the learner with valuable advice regarding project work. For details, please see the project guide.
The learner should read the Project Guide of AMT-01 carefully before doing her/his project, and again before submitting her/his project report. The report should be submitted, along with Forms B and C (in Project Guide) to:
Indira Gandhi National Open University,
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110 068.
The learners should keep a photocopy of any papers, reports or assignments submitted to the study centre or the university.