Our workshop is designed to help children relate to the subject of Mathematics. We will play, learn and create using different aspects of Math. We will use cloth, paper, junk from around the house and anything that we think of together with the children, with examples of sports, crafts, electronics, and other things the children are familiar with to make Math a fun and exciting experience.
Children between the ages 7 - 11 years
you need to bring
Thinking hat and fun boots and we'll provide the rest
Dorothy - I have conducted workshops for school children in UK using innovative and fun methodologies. I inculcated similar methodologies when I was teaching rescued street children in Bangalore. I later went on to working in Orissa with tribal children and co-conducted teacher training workshops for the tribal school teachers. On returning to Bangalore I have continued to work in NGO's and also taught a few students Math at home. I noticed a pattern of fear in most children when studying Math, which was confused me cause I always believed that it was the most easiest thing to learn. I want to share my experience of working with a different group of children and demystify this so called “scary subject”.
Ayesha - I studied at Centre for Learning. Through the schools contacts I worked at Poorna for three months teaching English and mathematics to children of seven and eight. I spent a term teaching in Shibumi, and was one of the teachers on a beach trek we took the children on. I have worked at Pedestrian Pictures for four years now where I mostly do writing and subtitling for documentary films. Through pedestrian pictures I have worked with many organisations including youth led ones. I have participated in various youth lead workshops both nationally and internationally and worked in Ladakh for a month with an organisation working to create eco-friendly machinery for income generation for the people of the hills.
I believe that mathematics is very important and a beautiful subject if we can relate to it. Today when I see young children struggle, as I did, with a mathematical concept I immediately wonder if they too will come to resent the subject in the years to come. This is how I began to feel the need for a workshop like this.