A child can perceive a concept thoroughly only with the combination of theoretical teaching in a classroom and hands on experience in a lab. Math needs practice, interest and brainpower which are fostered by the Math lab. This is a place rich in manipulation materials to which children have ready access to handle them, perform mathematical experiments, play mathematical games, and solve mathematical puzzles and getting involved in other activities. The laboratory approach allows pupil to set up mathematical experiment for the purpose of discovering some mathematical principles, patterns or process. These activities may be carried out by the teacher or the students to explore to learn, to stimulate interest and develop favourable attitudes towards mathematics. More involvement in the laboratory work helps in satisfying the creative and constructive urges of the students.
Mathematics laboratory is an activity centred place and a child is placed in problem solving situation through self-exploration and discovery. He provides a solution based on his experience, needs and interest.
THE OBJECTIVES OF MATHEMATICS LABORATORY
1. To provide readily accessible rich manipulative materials to emphasis on “learning by doing”.
2. To develop an attitude of enquiry.
3. Remove the weakness of present day mathematics education.
4. To develop much needed confidence in students.
5. To generate interest in the subject.
6. To make the students divergent thinkers.
7. To make the children to look for pattern and ask questions.
Our Maths laboratory makes Math simple and fun for students. It is a unique room or place, with relevant and up-to-date equipment known as instructional materials, designated for the teaching and learning of mathematics through informal examination. It is a space to explore and design new mathematical activities and helps to connect Maths with real-world and learn to apply concepts in everyday scenarios.