tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-49425607594534416942015-09-17T00:14:07.115+05:30E Ways of learning mathematicsSharing what all I know...Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.comBlogger48125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-73349765133895718002010-01-25T16:09:00.002+05:302010-01-25T16:17:30.249+05:30Mathematics BloggersToday I saw a great collection of Mathematics bloggers. All of them not to miss type. Mathematics teachers/educators are using different techniques/tools/methods/strategies in their day to day teaching routines and sharing their reflections on their blog.<br /><div> </div><a style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; MARGIN: 0px auto; PADDING-LEFT: 6px; PADDING-RIGHT: 6px; DISPLAY: block; PADDING-TOP: 0px" id="aptureLink_kgg07VIt9U" href="http://mathematicsbloggers.blogspot.com/" aptureproxy="64"><img style="BORDER-BOTTOM: 0px; BORDER-LEFT: 0px; BORDER-TOP: 0px; BORDER-RIGHT: 0px" title="Mathematics Bloggers!!!" src="http://placeholder.apture.com/ph/400x270_WebClip/" width="400" height="270" aptureproxy="63" /></a>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-84941712326565493862009-11-24T19:21:00.003+05:302009-11-24T19:40:28.402+05:30Edublog Awards 2009I am glad to share here my nominations for <a href="http://edublogawards.com/">Edublog Awards 2009</a>. The list is endless...<br />Best Individual Blog<a href="http://mathematicslearning.blogspot.com/"> Mathematicslearning</a><br />Best Teacher Blog <a href="http://mykhmsmathclass.blogspot.com/">Planet Infinity</a><br />Best Educational use of Social Network <a href="http://mathematics24x7.ning.com/">Mathematics24x7.ning.com</a><br />Best Resource sharing Blog <a href="http://pdonaghy.blogspot.com/">Free Resources for education</a><br />Best Class Blog <a href="http://mykhmsmathclass.blogspot.com/">Planet Infinity</a><br />Best e learning blog <a href="http://move2os.blogspot.com/">Move2OS</a><br />Life time achievement <a href="http://janeknight.typepad.com/">Jane's e learning pick of the day</a><br /><br />Best Wishes!Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-86585260925101736372009-06-05T13:45:00.002+05:302009-06-05T13:56:59.075+05:30Learning through VideoI showed this video on History of Mathematics to my students . They were excited to see what they read in their textbooks. Visualisation plays an important role in explaining a concept . Through these knid of videos learning has become exciting . Students ask related questions leading to creative discussions .<br /><br /><object height="265" width="320"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/wo-6xLUVLTQ&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/wo-6xLUVLTQ&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="320" height="265"></embed></object>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-68310177898770419962009-06-04T15:54:00.003+05:302009-06-04T16:20:54.121+05:30Play SudokuMathematics learning involves a blend of many skills. Be it calculative, logical , understanding , interpretation, analysis or application . There are a number of ways in which these skills can be inculcated. One way is playing games and solving puzzles.<br />Sudoku is an interesting addictive Mathematical puzzle .<br /><a href="http://www.sudoku.com/howtoplay.html">How to Play?</a><br />Play <a href="http://www.websudoku.com/">Sudoku Online</a>.<br /><a href="http://theory.tifr.res.in/~sgupta/sudoku/algo.html">Mathematics of Sudoku.</a><br />Make your own puzzle using <a href="http://www.angusj.com/sudoku/">Sudoku Puzzle Maker</a> (Free)Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-64514500528071278982009-03-20T16:05:00.004+05:302009-03-20T16:25:08.280+05:30For teachers of India...<strong>I am happy to share with you this new launch...</strong><br />CII-Shiksha is happy to announce another free initiative on e-Teaching for school teachers of India, eShiksha Academy, <a href="http://www.eshikshaacademy.in/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.eshikshaacademy.in/</a> .<br /><br /><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5315217657770463666" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 397px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/ScNyTGtK0bI/AAAAAAAAAOU/EFrUOVr8FHw/s400/untitled.jpg" border="0" /><a href="http://www.shikshaindia.org/">Shiksha India Website </a><br /><a href="http://www.eshikshaindia.in/">Shiksha India Portal </a>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-80035600756676866222009-03-16T16:00:00.004+05:302009-03-16T16:12:12.022+05:30Math online HTML toolI am happy to get these symbols here on my blog.<br />Thanks to this <a href="http://www.univie.ac.at/future.media/moe/formeln.html">online formula generating tool</a>. Just type in and you will get an HTML code. Use it to make your posts Mathematical.<br />symbol of triangle , square root ,Pi ... <span style="font-family:Symbol;">D , </span><span style="font-family:Symbol;"><span style="font-family:Symbol;">Ö,<span style="font-family:Symbol;">Õ</span> </span></span>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-29574706116724561322009-03-14T13:02:00.004+05:302009-03-14T13:24:37.333+05:30Mathematics 24x7..on Pi DayToday is Pi Day. On this special Mathematical Day, I joined a special network of Math teachers "<a href="http://mathematics24x7.ning.com/">Mathematics 24x7</a>" .I am happy to be a part of this network.<br /><div class="kwout" style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://kwout.com/cutout/7/ez/8i/feh_bor.jpg" alt="http://mathematics24x7.ning.com/" title="Mathematics 24x7 - There is no escape...believe it or not. Mathematics is everywhere." width="359" height="109" style="border: none;" usemap="#map_7ez8ifeh" /><map id="map_7ez8ifeh" name="map_7ez8ifeh"><area coords="10,46,191,76" href="http://mathematics24x7.ning.com/" alt="" shape="rect" /></map><p style="margin-top: 10px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://mathematics24x7.ning.com/">Mathematics 24x7 - There is no escape...believe it or not. Mathematics is everywhere.</a> via <a href="http://kwout.com/quote/7ez8ifeh">kwout</a></p></div>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-42082440165952736472009-02-22T19:22:00.003+05:302009-02-23T05:14:12.112+05:30Exploring Probability using AppletsProbability is one of my favourite area for exploration. I love to do probability experiment with my students of class 10. In my earlier years of teaching I used to actually experiment using a dice , a pair of die ,rolling them 200 times , 500 times. It was time consuming. But now, with the available applets on web, it has become easier and far more interesting . One may take as many readings on just clicking a mouse. Here is list of my favourite Applets.<br /><ul><li><a href="http://www-stat.stanford.edu/~susan/surprise/Birthday.html">Birthday Applet</a> - Try it... In a group of 23 (or more) randomly chosen people, there is more than 50% probability that some pair of them will have the same birthday. For 57 or more people, the probability is more than 99%, tending toward 100%.</li><li><a href="http://bcs.whfreeman.com/ips4e/cat_010/applets/Probability.html">Tossing a coin Applet</a> - Toss a coin as many times and calculate the probability of getting a Head or a Tail.</li><li><a href="http://www.shodor.org/interactivate1.0/activities/prob/index.html">Spinner Applet</a> - An interesting one to experiment on probability of spinning.</li><li><a href="http://www.shodor.org/interactivate1.0/activities/racing/index.html">Racing Game with two dice</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.shodor.org/interactivate1.0/activities/marbles/index.html">Marbles Applet</a> </li></ul>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-56536430967452571392009-02-19T15:31:00.002+05:302009-02-19T15:43:06.705+05:30ETeachers of IndiaI am glad to share about a new network of upcoming e teachers of India <a href="http://eteachersofindia.ning.com/">http://eteachersofindia.ning.com/</a> . Bringing e teaching is not so easy. Teachers have to learn all concepts in new ways...e ways. I believe if we learn and share together , any big project can be handled with ease.<br />I am proud to put this badge here.<br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/SZ0wWmTvoeI/AAAAAAAAANo/Ub_mD0hlbVc/s1600-h/member.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5304449100910928354" style="WIDTH: 205px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 63px" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/SZ0wWmTvoeI/AAAAAAAAANo/Ub_mD0hlbVc/s400/member.jpg" border="0" /></a>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-29601844303251417372008-06-14T13:23:00.003+05:302008-06-14T13:32:53.427+05:30Making a dice<a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/SFN6rARmMQI/AAAAAAAAAJM/axK1WeLuUJw/s1600-h/dice.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5211644073024565506" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/SFN6rARmMQI/AAAAAAAAAJM/axK1WeLuUJw/s400/dice.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><div>Dice is an interesting tool for playing and learning as well. In my classroom, we use different types of dice. Students make their special dice using an online tool <a href="http://www.toolsforeducators.com/dice/">Dice Maker</a>.</div><div>Then we do lot of dice based activities.</div><ul><li>Doing probability based experiments</li><li>Games involving math calculations</li></ul><p>Try making your own dice.</p><br /><div></div>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-80721919860569549182008-06-11T13:25:00.004+05:302008-06-11T13:38:04.703+05:30Puzzles- PuzzlesPuzzles solving is fun.<br />This is a good <a href="http://www.qbyte.org/puzzles/puzzle01.html">mathematics puzzle </a>website.<br />From <a href="http://passionateteachers.ning.com/">Passionate teachers network </a>, I got to know about some puzzle making tools<br />1. <a href="http://www.tibosoftware.com/jppcreator.htm">Jigsaw puzzle creater</a> , a freeware ,easily downloadable.<br />2.<a href="http://jigsawplanet.com/">Jigsaw Planet</a> ,an online puzzle maker.<br />3. <a href="http://mykhmsmathclass.blogspot.com/2008/05/fun-time.html">Fun time </a>, a link on a blog post<br />Have fun!Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-60701150884074483382008-04-26T22:08:00.002+05:302008-04-26T22:27:34.052+05:30Quadratic equations solver<div align="justify">Recently,I came across this interesting quadratic equation solver which even explains the steps of solving a quadratic equation by completing the square method. I liked it very much, so sharing here. Students may cross check the answers from home.</div><div align="justify"></div><div align="justify">Here is the link for <a href="http://www.algebra.com/algebra/homework/quadratic/complete-square.solver">quadratic equation solver</a>.</div><div align="justify">This one is solving quadratic equations by <a href="http://www.algebra.com/algebra/homework/quadratic/quadratic.solver">using quadratic formula</a>.</div><div align="justify"> </div><div align="justify">Thanks to al those who have created these resources.</div><p> </p><p> </p>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-72878207695464819522008-01-05T09:58:00.000+05:302008-01-05T10:04:12.682+05:30Learning Symmetries e waysThe concept of symmetry plays an important role in learning mathematics. We in our routine teaching follow text book material for teaching this concept. This year, I tried a different approach for introducing students to mathematical symmetries. In my class, I used an interactive software programme http://snowflakes.lookandfeel.com/for creating beautiful symmetrical patterns called snowflakes. Through this programme, students created variety of mathematical designs. Working with this interactive tool is fun as we have a freedom to use a pair of scissors tool for cutting the paper. The best part of this software is ,once a flake is created you may e-mail it to a friend and save it as an image. My students created snowflakes at home and sent to me using e mail. Some of them used their creations as e-greeting cards .<br /><br /><span style="text-align:center;width:380px;display:block;"><embed FlashVars="rss_feed=http://www.bubbleshare.com/rss/294724.7fb5533819d/feed.xml" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" bgcolor="#ffffff" height="189" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" quality="high" src="http://www.bubbleshare.com/swfs/slider.swf?4215" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="380"></embed><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:9px;display:block;">BubbleShare: <a href="http://www.bubbleshare.com/" style="font-size:100%;">Share photos</a> - <span style="font-size:100%;"><a href="http://www.toxinfreetoys.com">Safe Toys</a></span><br /></span></span>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-85889357288851056622007-11-13T19:01:00.000+05:302007-11-13T19:03:38.846+05:30Making Mathematics Interesting<div align="justify">Some tips and tricks to make mathematics interesting...<br /><br />Introduce a topic by relating it with daily life, narrate a story,involve students.<br />Demonstrate some examples and leave rest for students to explore,call children to help you in solving the questions,they will feel important and involved.<br />Arrange one day in a week, when you are sitting and students are taking up the lessons ,turn wise. It instill confidence in students.<br />Give home work involving investigation,exploration, not just question solving from the text book.<br />Allow students to speak, express and write mathematics. This way they will learn to read ,speak and write correct mathematics.<br />Arrange some sessions of motivating them to read stories ,anecdotes about famous mathematicians and their contributions.<br />Show them mathematics. Provide them opportunities to visualise mathematics either by hands-on or by showing them readymade resources like Shiksha content CD/EFK content or something prepared by you.<br />Talk to them about the power of web resources. Tell them to utilise them effectively. Prepare some guidelines so that they do not waste time in surfing the internet.You may prepare a topic wise list of useful websites for them .<br />Give them sufficient knowledge of web tools/open source software ,like GeoGebra for learning geometry/algebra ,so that they can learn the subject in an interactive manner.<br />Arrange class competitions for exploring hidden talent in students. It may be a group activity like organising games/puzzles/vedic math demonstration/play etc by the students.<br />Appreciate work done by students. It is a source of motivation. </div><div align="justify"><br />A small effort made by a teacher can change the life of many students </div>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-26457733677019247972007-11-06T17:59:00.000+05:302007-11-06T18:23:25.716+05:30Using pictures<a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/RzBi0DE47aI/AAAAAAAAAI8/BJFR8HJdRDE/s1600-h/track.jpg"></a><br /><div align="justify">Pictures/photographs/diagrams/figures etc play an important role when we are teaching. The schemetic diagrams, flowcharts, mind maps helps a student in remembring outline of the topic.<br />We may utilise this strategy of teaching through them, in the following way.<br />Select a photograph.Show it to the students.<br />Ask them to observe it and note down the observations. This will help in improving the writing skills as well.<br />You may initiate a discussion on the same, according to the subject's need. .This will improve their verbal skills.<br />In the subject like mathematics pictures/figures may be used for relating the subject to daily life, deriving information etc.<br />Through inspiring pictures ,students may learn moral education lessons too. </div><br /><div align="justify"><br />You may draw animated figure/diagram related to your subject using UnFREEz . Part of an image may be taken using Irfan View. There are other ways also. It is all need based. You may draw the image yourself also and then click its photograph.<br />I have started with this technique with my students. They try to explain the hidden concepts in their own way, thereby enhancing creative ability, logical thinking and analytical ability. It has helped the students for retaining a concept because of visualisation.</div><br /><div align="justify">Example Consider the following figure.</div><br /><div align="justify">The students may observe many mathematical facts from it.</div><br /><div align="justify">These are concentric circles .(Circles having same centre)</div><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5129704760717929874" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/RzBfTTE47ZI/AAAAAAAAAIw/2J3qkwHN5hc/s400/concentric+circles.gif" border="0" /><br />For inspirational picture lessons ,I have created a blog <a href="http://inspiringpictures.blogspot.com/">http://inspiringpictures.blogspot.com/</a>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-88933276547139710232007-10-20T14:14:00.000+05:302007-10-20T14:29:54.305+05:30Irfan view..a freeware<div align="justify"><span style="color:#000099;">Today, I am going to share with all of you, how I used Irfan view in my classroom teaching of mathematics. <a href="http://www.irfanview.com/"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5123338934551814946" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/RxnBncnjoyI/AAAAAAAAAGc/ogfz23QMbLw/s400/iview_logo.gif" border="0" /></a>The students were to perform a mathematics activity in class IX. In place of dictating them the procedure in steps, I showed them a slide show of pictures showing the steps. The students were asked to observe the slide show . Then I had a discussion with them , regarding the steps which were shown to them through pictures. They were able to tell the mathematical concept hidden in the pictures. This way, induced brainstorming and resulted in a better learning. During the class the students were deeply engrossed in watching the show. After this, they did hands on activity with the required material.</span></div><div align="justify"><span style="color:#000099;"></span></div><p><br /><br /></p><p><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5123339278149198642" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/RxnB7cnjozI/AAAAAAAAAGk/KaCQcgx_wr8/s400/irfan+view.JPG" border="0" /> </p><p>Know more about this software...You may download this software from </p><br /><br /><a href="http://www.irfanview.com/">http://www.irfanview.com/</a>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-32141235064594515502007-10-19T23:47:00.000+05:302007-10-19T23:50:00.427+05:30Fascinating techniqueIf you want to multiply any number with 9, 99, 999, so on<br /><br />Consider the following examples<br /><strong><span style="color:#006600;">Example 1</span></strong><br />99 X 42 = 4158<br /><br />Procedure<br />Step 1 Subtract 1 from 42, we get 41<br />Step 2 Now, Subtract 41 from 99, we get 58<br /><br />Answer is 4158<br /><br /><strong><span style="color:#006600;">Example 2</span></strong><br /> 999x343=342657<br /><br /> Procedure<br />Step 1 343 – 1 = 342<br />Step 2 9-3 = 6, 9-4 = 5, 9-2 = 7<br /><br />Answer is 342657Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-79680961618218203692007-10-19T10:26:00.000+05:302007-10-19T10:31:43.835+05:30Audacity...for voice recording<a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/Rxg51cnjooI/AAAAAAAAAFI/G43uYSo3cZ8/s1600-h/Audacity-logo-r_50pct.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5122908166511895170" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/Rxg51cnjooI/AAAAAAAAAFI/G43uYSo3cZ8/s200/Audacity-logo-r_50pct.jpg" border="0" /></a><br /><div>In mathematics it is mandatory for the students to make a project. This time ,with one of the groups, of my class IX students, I decided to gave them a podcasting project . They were asked to prepare a discussion on utility of mathematics in surroundings and record the same using Audacity.Since the students were not familiar of the software, firstly I trained them on how to use it.Then they recorded an interview (kind of a discussion) .It was an enriching experience for me and the students as well.<br />The students find it quite interesting.<br />I would like to thank CII Shiksha for training the teachers on using such tools which are helping us for creating a difference in the classroom</div><div> </div><div>Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.</div><div> </div><div>You may download it from</div><div><a href="http://audacity.sourceforge.net/">http://audacity.sourceforge.net/</a></div><div> </div>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-56124441633341831612007-10-05T17:36:00.000+05:302007-10-05T17:54:48.691+05:30Teaching fractions e way<div><div>Its a great pleasure sharing with you about a very interesting and useful content for the students of age group 5-12 years. </div><div>Teaching and learning about fractions is an integral part of mathematics. What if this topic is taught and learned in a different way i.e. e way. This topic is a part of EFK Content and it is explained so well that the students not only learnt the concept but also were talking about the presentation as well. The topic has been related to composing music using fractions.<img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5117824742004597362" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/RwYqfMnjonI/AAAAAAAAAE8/YIS2XdjKSEU/s200/fraction.JPG" border="0" /> It is so interesting that while learning there is enjoyment and thrill involved.<img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5117824329687736930" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/RwYqHMnjomI/AAAAAAAAAE0/3lk4OiJkmyA/s200/fraction2.JPG" border="0" /> This way of teaching and learning has made mathematics learning very comfortable for the students of all types. There is incredible creativity involved. The link for the content is given on the Home page of CII Shiksha's e-portal <a href="http://www.eshikshaindia.in/">www.eshikshaindia.in</a>.</div><div> </div></div>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-35686387176706011482007-09-08T10:17:00.000+05:302007-10-17T20:07:03.783+05:30Magical 7 pieces<div align="justify"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5107690788710254546" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/RuIpteucB9I/AAAAAAAAAEk/tSc-3wHtk1I/s200/1.jpg" border="0" /> <img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5107690964803913698" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/RuIp3uucB-I/AAAAAAAAAEs/4ch1ukk-sRA/s200/2.jpg" border="0" /> Tangram is a chinese puzzle, which has added a creative enhancement dimension to the learning of mathematics. <p>Mathematics is taught in the classroom ,having more focussed approach on textbook and the syllabus. A classroom learning scenario can be changed by adding more value to the learning of the subject through creative involvement of mathematics other than the textbooks. One such technique is using tangrams for teaching various mathematics concepts. I have explored tangrams and its utility in mathematics taeching.<br />Here I am sharing, how tangrams can be added to a classroom for teaching concepts like area of geometrical figures viz. square, right triangle, parallelogram etc.<br />I asked my students to make tangram pieces on a graph paper from the instructions given on the following link <a href="http://tangrams.ca/inner/makeset.htm">http://tangrams.ca/inner/makeset.htm</a></p><br />The students then calculated the area of each cut out shape by counting the complete squares and half squares method.<br /><br />This way they learnt various properties of geometrical figures.<br /><br />By paper folding tangram can be easily made. The instructions are explained on the following link <a href="http://mathforum.org/trscavo/tangrams/construct.html">http://mathforum.org/trscavo/tangrams/construct.html</a><br /></div>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-90790874667790945892007-09-04T19:03:00.000+05:302007-09-04T19:10:52.196+05:30Salute to my teachers<div><strong><span style="font-size:130%;color:#993399;"><em>Tommorow is Teachers day 5th September.</em></span></strong></div><br /><div align="justify"><span style="color:#000099;">India has been celebrating Teacher's Day on 5th of September since 1962. 5th of September is the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan, a philosopher and a teacher par excellence. <img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5106342156094408642" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/Rt1fIuucB8I/AAAAAAAAAEc/jVOrsavGJmo/s400/radhakrishnan.jpg" border="0" />Some of his students and friends approached him and requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday. In reply, Dr, Radhakrishnan said, "instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5th is observed as Teacher's day". The request showed Dr.Radhakrishnan's love for the teaching profession. All this lead to Teachers Day origin in India. </span></div><div align="justify"><span style="color:#000099;">On the occasion of Teachers day I would like to express my gratitude to all my teachers from Kinder Garten to the Professional college for shaping my life and showing me the right path by providing their valuable guidance. I think, a teacher is like a candle which burns to spread light everywhere.<br /><br />The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. --William Arthur Ward </span></div>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-30109135635113734212007-09-04T11:00:00.000+05:302007-09-04T11:38:47.043+05:30Exploring GeoGebra<div align="justify">Potential of GeoGebra is extraordinary!</div><div align="justify">I am using <a href="http://www.geogebra.org/">GeoGebra</a> for teaching geometry to my students. In class IX, <a href="http://cbse.nic.in/">C.B.S.E.</a> Syllabus the properties of circles are taught. I have realised that the students cram the theorems without actually understanding their meaning. At the time of examination they do not attempt the questions based on application of geometry. This year I tried this open source software for teaching the properties of circles . Due to the interactive interface of the software, the students can visualise the geometrical theorems by actually verifying them using the tools available.</div><div align="justify">For example , the theorem "angle subtended by an arc at the centre of a circle is twice the angle subtended by the same arc at any other point on the remaining part of the circle"</div><div align="justify">The students do the theoretical proof of this theorem and simply cram it. </div><div align="justify">I tried learning this theorem using GeoGebra with the students, and the outcome was incredible. </div><br /><p><object width="320" height="280" class="BLOG_video_class" id="BLOG_video-ba2de0a6f7ba0c83" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="movie" value="https://www.youtube.com/get_player"><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"><param name="flashvars" value="flvurl=https://redirector.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id%3Dba2de0a6f7ba0c83%26itag%3D5%26source%3Dblogger%26requiressl%3Dyes%26app%3Dblogger%26cmo%3Dsecure_transport%3Dyes%26cmo%3Dsensitive_content%3Dyes%26ip%3D0.0.0.0%26ipbits%3D0%26expire%3D1500654103%26sparams%3Dip,ipbits,expire,id,itag,source,requiressl%26signature%3D3E19C2B9E093C6F336C9EB78D386AC6E0E868690.A75CEC4DF006EBF44F92DF67405BAE401B3CE0CD%26key%3Dck2&iurl=http://video.google.com/ThumbnailServer2?app%3Dblogger%26contentid%3Dba2de0a6f7ba0c83%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw160%26sigh%3D_93zGxBmtsIobApXzBC_ylu2bU8&autoplay=0&ps=blogger"><embed src="https://www.youtube.com/get_player" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="320" height="280" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashvars="flvurl=https://redirector.googlevideo.com/videoplayback?id%3Dba2de0a6f7ba0c83%26itag%3D5%26source%3Dblogger%26requiressl%3Dyes%26app%3Dblogger%26cmo%3Dsecure_transport%3Dyes%26cmo%3Dsensitive_content%3Dyes%26ip%3D0.0.0.0%26ipbits%3D0%26expire%3D1500654103%26sparams%3Dip,ipbits,expire,id,itag,source,requiressl%26signature%3D3E19C2B9E093C6F336C9EB78D386AC6E0E868690.A75CEC4DF006EBF44F92DF67405BAE401B3CE0CD%26key%3Dck2&iurl=http://video.google.com/ThumbnailServer2?app%3Dblogger%26contentid%3Dba2de0a6f7ba0c83%26offsetms%3D5000%26itag%3Dw160%26sigh%3D_93zGxBmtsIobApXzBC_ylu2bU8&autoplay=0&ps=blogger" allowFullScreen="true" /></object></p><p align="justify">The software is very easy to use by the teacher as well as the students. It is freely available and can be easily downloadable. </p><p align="justify">The verification of other properties of circles can also be done in the same manner.</p>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-59202590359210461362007-09-03T16:42:00.000+05:302007-09-03T16:48:25.136+05:30Sutra 1<a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/RtvsYOucB7I/AAAAAAAAAEU/2RkeEejavKs/s1600-h/1.JPG"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5105934503568476082" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/RtvsYOucB7I/AAAAAAAAAEU/2RkeEejavKs/s400/1.JPG" border="0" /></a> This means <span style="color:#000099;">"By one more than the previous one"</span><br />I am sharing one example where this sutra is applied.<br /><span style="color:#000099;">Finding the square of a number ending with 5.<br /></span>65^2<br />= [6 X (6+1)] 25 = 4225<br />For this number , the last digit is 5 and the 'previous' digit is 6. Hence, 'one more than the previous one', that is, 6+1=7.<br />The Sutra, in this context, gives the procedure 'to multiply the previous digit 6 by one more than itself, that is, by 7'. It becomes the L.H.S of the result, that is, 6 X 7 = 42. The R.H.S of the result 25.<br /><br />85^2<br />= [8 X (8+1)] 25 = 7225<br />For this number , the last digit is 5 and the 'previous' digit is 8. Hence, 'one more than the previous one', that is, 8+1=9. The Sutra, in this context, gives the procedure 'to multiply the previous digit 8 by one more than itself, that is, by 9'. It becomes the L.H.S of the result, that is, 8 X 9 = 72. The R.H.S of the result 25.Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-17620316024312510002007-09-01T20:03:00.000+05:302007-09-03T16:42:15.162+05:30Vedic Mathematics<strong>Vedic Mathematics is the ancient system of Mathematics which was rediscovered from the Vedas between 1911 and 1918 by Sri Bharati Krisna Tirthaji (1884-1960). <img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5105244804835182466" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/Rtl5GeucB4I/AAAAAAAAAD8/IAZrkPUyHDw/s200/images.jpg" border="0" />According to his research all of mathematics is based on </strong><a href="http://www.vedicmaths.org/Free%20Resources/Sutras/Sutras.asp"><strong>sixteen Sutras </strong></a><strong>or word-formulae.</strong><br /><strong></strong>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4942560759453441694.post-16976438908313225022007-08-17T16:45:00.000+05:302007-09-01T20:42:58.942+05:30Making a crossword<div><br /><br /><div>Solving crossword is a brainstorming activity. In teaching of mathematics,this strategy could be utilised effectively. But there is a scarcity of good crossword puzzles. Now, it is not a problem.By just a click of your mouse, you can make interesting and challenging crosswords for the students.<br /><br />EclipseCrossword is an easy, fun way to create crossword puzzles. And the program is completely free.<br />This freeware is easy to use.<br />You simply enter a list of words, along with clues to go with each. Then, EclipseCrossword gets to work turning those words into a crossword puzzle.<br />EclipseCrossword comes with a tutorial that will have you creating crossword puzzles in no time. The simple interface makes the program easy to use, and there are many options and features that will help you get your crossword puzzles just the way you want them.<br />Once your crossword puzzles are completed, you can share them with others in a variety of ways. You can print them out. Or you can post them online in either in printable form, or as interactive crossword puzzles. A JavaScript or Java applet allows visitors to your website can solve online.<br />Create and print out crosswords or save them into either a web page, Microsoft word or text file. ...Try it<br /><br /><a href="http://www.greeneclipsesoftware.com/eclipsecrossword/download.html">http://www.greeneclipsesoftware.com/eclipsecrossword/download.html</a></div><br /><br /><div></div><br /><br /><div>A sample Crossword created <img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5105253253035853714" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/RtmAyOucB5I/AAAAAAAAAEE/5PmNFJH8As0/s400/1.JPG" border="0" /></div><br /><div>Across<br /><br />2. has famous theorem for a right triangle<br />4. meaning measuring earth<br /><br />Down<br /><br />1. a branch of mathematics<br />3. tool for solving a mathematics problem<br />5. father of geometry<br /></div><br /><div>Solution<img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5105253940230621090" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; CURSOR: hand; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3xzdiBDUhfI/RtmBaOucB6I/AAAAAAAAAEM/PLXhEVjeIMo/s400/2.JPG" border="0" /></div></div>Ramneek Kaurhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16416422432665487671noreply@blogger.com0