Growth Mindset and Mathematics

One of my favourite Hindi couplets(doha) that I learned in school and comes to me often as I continue to teach. करत करत अभ्यास के, जड़मति होत सुजान रसरी आवत जात ते, सिल पर परत निसान Translation- Practice makes everyone wise, just like even a soft rope, when rubbed continuously on stone, leaves a mark […]

Teacher-centered and Structured-classroom

Two terms that have been used in good and bad sense these days – “teacher-centered” and “structured classroom”. Teacher-centered and not teacher-driven as driven would mean that the co-passengers (the students) don’t know anything about brakes and clutches – but that is not true here – the awareness for the brakes and the clutches is […]

What is the middle path for mathematics education ?

I have had the desire to pen down my thoughts on mathematics education for a while now. I started teaching some 20 years ago-when there were mostly blackboards and chalks ( I am sure there are places where they are still used) to teach with and the whole new approach to education was just taking […]