COURSEBOOK

Creators

Play maths series is conceived by Sister Hyacintha A. C. It evolved after years of implementation in Carmel Convent School (Nagaland, India) and Mathialpet High school (Chennai, India). It was finalised and fine-tuned in Carmel Teacher Centre (Hazaribagh). All the research and findings were compiled and developed into book by team of researchers led by Neha Choudhary (Chief Idea Officer)

Grade wise

Play Maths, a series of mathematics coursebooks for the pre-primary and primary school children (Nursery to Class 5). This grade specific coursebooks caters to the learning needs of children of classes ranging from Nursery to Grade 5.

Children apply their understanding on the worksheets. Intriguing questions makes them think, wonder and discover the concepts. Questions are set up in variety of contexts so that understanding is generalised, and children are proficient in handling any type of questions coming from diverse aspect of the topic. Numerous exercises help in reinforcement of the concept so that children do not forget.

Rationale

Play Maths series introduces children to interesting world of mathematics. Conventionally maths is understood as problem solving where it starts and ends at finding the right answer. In this series we not only teach children how to find right answers but also to ask right question. Children are introduced to interesting world of mathematics. Curiosity is triggered and children start noticing mathematical patterns in the world around them. They start seeing maths in their everyday life. They start thinking and wondering. They start asking questions like – What is the pattern in our school gate? What strategy can be adopted to count leaves of trees? Thus, maths becomes meaningful.

Features

Each chapter starts with Learning Outcome. It sets the objective which each chapter wants to achieve and outcome one should expect. This clearly sets the expectation right at the onset. The picture in Maths Around Us depicts a scene where we can see the application of the concept. This acts as a cue for children to start noticing mathematical patterns in the world around them. They start seeing maths in their everyday life. Thus, maths becomes meaningful. Extension highlights how the present understanding of concept will evolve into future deeper understanding in the field of mathematics.