Teach Your Children to Love Maths With These Tips!

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Mathematics or Maths for short, has been an item of absolute terror for students across generations. There is no easy way to say this, but Math, you are more feared than loved.

Before you read the above sentences and agree with us, remember that this is the fear that you can prevent your children from embodying and you could break the bad spell surrounding Maths. Want to know how? We have a list of five tips you can use!

1. Lead the change you want to see –

If you have had a bad experience with Maths and you constantly narrate it to your children, then they start internalizing a fear for the subject. This is something that you may want to prevent.

Granted that Maths may not have been easy for you but the goal is to make sure your child does not approach the subject with any preconceived fears. Maths anxiety is real and very catchy.

2. Know what they need to know and by when –

We assign a specific set of math skills that a child needs to know for each grade or level. For instance, kindergarten Maths will require number recognition and your child will need to know how to conceptualize numbers through examples; they should be able to count out five apples in a basket of ten. Knowing what they need to know is useful when you want to complement their school learning with activities at home.

3. Allow them to learn through conceptual experiences –

Learn Math as a life skill, not just a textbook concept. If your child is old enough to own a bank account, help them set up one. Additionally, you could ask them to keep track of their savings with the passbook and also teach them to calculate various things such as interest rates. This fun way allows you to see Math being used live in action! It also dispels fear if you reward it through their savings account.

4. Board Games are fun when it comes to Maths –

There are plenty of fun board games that require the use of applied Mathematics for victory. Games like Monopoly are not just great family games but will also teach your kids to appreciate the finesse with which Maths is being used everywhere, especially for fun!

5. Avoid Tuitions for performance –

Tuitions the way we have experienced are the most detrimental experiences for students who want to learn Maths. We send students for tuitions in the country only in the event that they are doing very poorly at it. A child forced into tuition will believe that they are incompetent at that subject.

Introduce tuitions as a concept to help them hone their skills instead of a method to discipline learning. It may be difficult to find a teacher who can help your student this way but till you do, avoid standardised tuition practices.

Math is only as scary as we make it, and we must treat it with confidence and respect. There’s no point fretting about a subject like Math that is highly misunderstood.

So much of Maths is a learner’s paradise and it is time we demystify the subject for now and forever! If you need help with that, start using our app, Class Saathi: MCQ Revision App. It’s for students in Class 3-10, free with 30K+ practice questions!

What are the different types of learners and how can we support them?

Education is an experience. A wonderful experience that becomes slightly forced since we still have standardised education systems around the world. While a lot of money is being spent on research to improve educational offerings, the fact remains that academic systems around the world rely on the same rote methods of teaching and learning.

For this reason, the individual needs of different learners are not met and they fall behind their peers since their learning needs are not being met. How do we help these learners and what can we do to enhance their academic performance? It is simple – find out what their learning type is! Let us first examine the different types of learners and see what each type stands for.

1. Verbal Learners

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They are the communicator. They learn through active conversations. Verbal Learners generally enjoys doodling, writing down notes, engaging in discussions, word games and the likes. The key to engaging verbal Learners is by figuring out what their corresponding Verbal Learning personality is like – are they outgoing or are they introspective? Engage the more outgoing ones in discussions and debates and support the others with reading materials. That should do the trick!

2. Kinesthetic Learners

When you think of Kinesthetic Learners, think of mechanics opening up an engine to see what’s wrong. Those are your Kinesthetic Learners. They enjoy the hands-on experience learning expedites and they are constantly looking for ways to break down concepts to their smallest components.

They tend to be ones with more experiential learning programs and also choose careers that require more physical activity. They also make up less than 5% of the total population of learners. Want to engage a Kinesthetic Learner? Give them physical components of concepts to help stimulate their learning!

3. Visual and Spatial Learners

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These kinds of learners need to see pictorial evidence of concepts taught to understand and learn. They are known for their ability to concentrate and attention to detail. The best way to engage a Visual and Spatial learner is by using a lot of maps, diagrams and video-based teaching techniques. Also, try using colour codes and cues as this helps them retain details a lot more accurately!

4. Inter-personal Learners

Solitary learners can be any type of learner from the above-mentioned list. However, they learn best when they have a quiet space to work from with nobody else to distract them. They tend to go into professions that require more solitary quiet work like research, writing and other art-related activities. If you have one of them in your classrooms, make sure you spend some time observing their behaviour in class.

5. Mixed Learning Type

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In a realistic environment, this is what a classroom looks like and a teacher may feel overwhelmed by the sheer variety of learners. Mix up your teaching strategies to cater to all those various needs and the best thing is variety adds flavour to learning!

We want educators to feel empowered with knowledge that can help cater to their students.
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Creating Equitable Opportunities – Class Saathi Democratises Education

The global technology revolution has surely made the world a smaller place. According to Our World in Data, 27,000 people are online for the first time every hour. Imagine the potency of this statistic – what is it like living in a globe where ease of access has allowed for the world to communicate and learn on such a large scale? What does this mean for all the people who are able to get onboard with this paradigm shift?

To say the least, the world of technology and the internet have managed to create a fairly democratic virtual world. Information sharing has been so easy, especially for companies and think tanks working in education.

This new age of information technology has also given birth to what we know as education technology – an avenue that has created opportunities for companies to create digital learning experiences for students even in the most remote areas of the world. One such company is ours, and at TagHive, we believe that we are empowering a truly democratic system through our product, Class Saathi.

Let us explore how Class Saathi enables democratising education:

1. Our at home learning app has free quizzes for learning:

Gone are the days where students have to pay hefty money to access learning packages. We have made it possible for students everywhere to access quizzes and learning manuals designed by IIT-ians for free. Log on to our Class Saathi app to test your knowledge!

We offer 25k+ practice questions for free in our at-home learning app.
We offer in our at-home learning app 25k+ practice questions for free

2. We bring experts to students free of cost:

We have put together learning guides and assessments designed by some of the leading minds across the country. Students can avail their services without incurring any cost through our at-home learning app. Our only aim is to improve learning outcomes of students everywhere so that they can access equitable learning opportunities.

3. Our technology is adaptable:

We provide services that can adapt to different environments without any additional investments. Our products are highly adaptable and very dynamic and it is designed to cater to everybody, regardless of their socio-economic circumstances. What could be more levelling and democratic than that?

Class Saathi can be used at school or home with and without mobile or computer.
Class Saathi is highly adaptable – it can cover any type of learning environment

4. Holds all stakeholders equally responsible:

In a democracy, all levels of participants are held accountable for their duties. Class Saathi believes in connecting all the major stakeholders in the learning process– parents, teachers and admins. This is a truly democratic system since everybody is working to realise common educational goals without the need for asserting any hampering hierarchies.

5. Makes students independent and helps them make informed decisions:

Democracy enables the exercising of informed decision making. When students can drive their own learning outcomes through real-time assessment scores, they know exactly where they need to consolidate their focus. Class Saathi helps students by giving them real-time feedback and concept-based tutorials so students can drive their own learning outcomes.

Class Saathi lets students drive their own learning outcomes with our feedback-revision flow.
Class Saathi lets students drive their own learning outcomes with our feedback-revision flow

We know that the advent of technology and the internet paved ways for many new opportunities. Having said that, we are also aware that this growing need for technology and the internet have birthed a new variety of problems – the digital divide.

On one hand, we have the world growing into a smaller place, but on the other side, we see people falling off the access channels simply because they are too poor to afford it. That is where we enter to make an impact.

We have consolidated effort and resources to make sure a first-generation student in some remote part of the country has the same access to information as a third-generation college aspirant. We make this possible either by attaching a very nominal cost or even free.

Would like to discuss how Class Saathi can help you? Reach out to us at [email protected] now!