“Mathematics is the language with which God wrote the universe” - Galileo
do you dream to become when you grow up???
A Doctor, an Engineer, a Fashion
Designer, a Forensic Expert, a Scientist, a Banker, an Astronaut, an Architect,
an Interior Designer, a Businessman, a Pilot, a Sports Announcer, a
Professional Photographer, or a Computer Games Designer?
For all these you need Math!
Children love the
opportunity to work in groups, experiment and play in the lap of nature. There
is brilliant potential in learning for children when nature is used to explore Math.
Suddenly Math becomes a magical journey when you take the children outside and
point out that Math is inherently present in nature.
Have you ever wondered about
the HEXAGON shaped cells of the honeycomb or the various patterns and
symmetries in the plants, leaves, flowers, fruits and vegetables? There is even a rotational symmetry in the
Math is all around us; and
at Mount Litera Zee Schools, there are imaginative activities for each age
group planned and studied carefully to liven the imagination of children.
The point is children need Math
in their daily life. But the dreary routine of being confined to an indoor
classroom all the time can make it sound like work.
Imaginative classes planned
around teaching Math concepts to children don’t just involve pointing out the presence
of Math in nature. Our teachers regularly use these opportunities to ensure the
ü Feel inspired and motivated to want to learn more
ü Gain practical ideas and reflect on problems and their solutions on
ü Develop their understanding that Math goes beyond classrooms and
ü Sow the seeds of curiosity
Engineers use Math for
construction of buildings, tunnels, bridges, dams, for laying pipelines, for
designing and building vehicles, aircrafts, and ships, for tapping the energy
from sun, wind and water.
Computer graphics are based
on principles of geometry.
Math is required in the Medical
field as well, like medical imaging, protein modeling etc.
Math is also present in
Music with the composers incorporating the Fibonacci series and golden ratio
into their work.
Our aim at MLZS is for
children to have fun with MATH
As it gives reason to hope
that every problem has a Solution!!!!!
Article by Praseela Vimal- Math co-coordinator at MLZS-