Transcript of "What successful math‘s teachers must do! - AMIT BAJAJ"
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Presentation by
Amit Bajaj
PGT(Maths)
CRPF School, Rohini
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1. Be a teacher by choice and not by
chance.
- Do justice to Nobel profession of
teaching.
2. Be a learner always.
- Share opinions, views and
experiences
-Do not feel shy to learn things from
colleagues as well as your students.
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3. Develop Math's reading habits which
refer to mathematics other than
prescribed textbook or syllabus.
- For example: discuss non-routine
,uncommon and unknown math’s
results with your students to arouse
curiosity and develop interest in
mathematics.
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Some examples of Non-routine/ beyond
curriculum Math‘s topics
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1. Day on a given date
2. Tessellations
3. Fibonacci Numbers
4. Various Paper sizes and their properties
5. Tower of Hanoi
6. Divisibility rules for Prime Numbers
7. Unit digit of x^y
8. Joseph Shooting Problem
9. Magic Squares
10. Polyominoes
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Some examples of Non-routine/ beyond
curriculum Math‘s topics
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11. Platonic and Archimedean Solids
12. Optical Illusion in math's
13. Some uncommon results in Math's
14. Great Mathematicians and their contributions
15. Vedic math's and its relevance
16. Various proofs of Pythagoras theorem
17. Golden ratio in nature / human body
18. Generation of Solids- 2d to 3d Model
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Some examples of Non-routine/ beyond
curriculum Math‘s topics
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19. Working model of an Ellipse
20. Square Root Spiral
21. Soma Cube
22. Common Error’s in Math’s
23. Fractals (Sprinski triangle, Kosh snowflake
etc)
24. Various interesting Geometry Theorems
(Nine point circle, Napoleon Theorem, Ceva’s
Theorem etc)
25. ISBN and BAR Codes
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4. Reserve certain percentage of your salary
(say 2-3%) for Mathematics.
-Purchase Math book’s, Software’s,
Subscribe to some good Math’s journal/book
etc
5. Be an active member of some good
Mathematics Forums and Associations which
are genuinely working for the Mathematics
Education. Eg. AMTI
- Keep yourself updated.
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6. Use social media (say facebook) and even your
mobile phone to share and discuss mathematics.
Snapshot of my facebook group
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Sample questions send using whatsapp
by my students
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7. Start blogging. Create your mathematics
blog and share your knowledge as well as
learn from others. Remember “Sharing is
Caring”
Discussion or informational site published
on the World Wide Web and consisting of
entries ("posts").
Visit:
www.blogger.com It’s free.
My blog:
http://www.amitbajajmaths.blogspot.in/
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What you can do on a blog
- ASSIGNMENTS - BEAUTY OF MATHS
- BELIEVE IT OR NOT - COMMON MATH MISTAKES
- EXAMINATION - FUN MATHS
- GENERAL MATH - GREAT MATHEMATICIANS
- MATH ACTIVITIES - MATH COMPETITIONS'
- MATH EXHIBITION - MATH FACTS
- INSPIRING MATH QUOTATIONS
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What you can do on a blog
- MATH INTERESTING PROBLEMS - MATH JOKES ,
- MATH TRICKS - NUMBERS
- PROJECT WORK TOPICS - WORKSHEETS
- QUESTION PAPERS‘ - SPECIAL DAYS
- MATH NON-ROUTINE PROBLEMS
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What you can do on a blog
SUBSCRIBE VIA EMAIL
SEARCH THE BLOG
SCRIBBLE
LIVE TRAFFIC FEED – VISITORS ALL OVER GLOBE
LINKS TO VARIOUS OTHER BLOGS AND WEBSITES
UPLOAD PHOTOS, VIDEOS AND SOUND
LINK TO FACEBOOK, TWITTER ETC.
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8. Make yourself available to your students,
sometimes even at odd hours , if possible.
- for instant help, support, guidance ,
motivation and feedback.
9. Devote extra time for Mathematics.
- Keep yourself as well as your colleagues
and students updated about latest tools,
techniques and approaches in teaching
Mathematics.
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10. Encourage and motivate your
students to take part in various
Mathematics Olympiads and
Competitions. Start Intra School
Math’s Olympiad in your school.
Also, form a Math's’ Club and talk
about mathematics beyond
curriculum.
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11. Help students to visualize mathematics.
- Use graphical software’s say winplot which
helps in graphing the function as well as
understanding its various properties.
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12. Take charge and responsibility.
- Be a guide and a mentor for
every student.
- Do not fear of criticism.
- Believe in yourself.
- Strive for excellence.
- Be a passionate learner
always.
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