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Welcome to the Teacher Education Portal

Children are self-directed learners and their learning extends beyond schools. If the teacher is not able to continuously develop her own capabilities, she will become a limiting rather than facilitating factor in the child's learning. Further, teachers must be able to access resources for their own learning as well as create resource rich environments for learning for their classrooms. This paradigm applies both in schools and teacher training institutions. In fact, availability of good quality curricular resources and lack of adequate professional development of the teachers and teacher educators have been identified as major determinants of the quality of education in India.

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Classroom resources

This section will feature resources for classroom teaching including online, digital and other hands-on activities.

We will begin with Geometry - triangles and will be adding resources every week.

Featured ICT resource

In this section, we will explore useful digital resources for teaching mathematics.

This week, we are featuring a video on how to prove Pythagoras theorem, using Bhaskara's dissection proof. This can be a very useful activity to be given under the Vidyagama program.

Interesting read

In this very interesting article, "engineer-mathematician" Dr Barbara Oakley talked about how mastering procedural fluency, combined with language fluency helped her master mathematics, even when she began learning advanced math at the age of 26!

How I rewired my brain to become fluent in math

Barbara Oakley is a professor of engineering at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, and the author of, most recently, A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If
 You Flunked Algebra). She is also co-instructor, with Terrence Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute, of one of the world’s largest online courses, “Learning How to Learn,” with Coursera.

Resources for hands-on activities

This is a collection of hands-on activities that can be used for Vidyagama program. Check regularly for updates.

Romping in Numberland is an extremely interesting book where you can find some simple activities for introducing the joy of numbers. This is a great resource for bridge course or even for students to explore numbers and will help them in their number skills and operations. Click here to download.

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Learn Visual Programming

Turtle Blocks is a logo based programming environment for introducing students to the basics of programming.

We can use this to develop visualization, logical reasoning and algorithmic sense in students by performing various operations with the Turtle. This can help in the building of computational thinking and you can also introduce some geometry through this.

Click here for a series of lessons on introducing Turtle Blocks. Turtle1a.png

Math Teaser

Find the Math Puzzles and Teasers here.