The Mathematics Department of the Scindia School is a family of dedicated teachers who help the students develop computational skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. In the course of their learning students obtain the ability to critically assess numerical and graphical information; learn to formulate strategies for solving problems; and acknowledge the importance of being intellectually curious.
Activity based learning that allows students to explore and understand the difficult concepts on their own are keenly promoted. We understand that each student approaches problems differently hence collaborative learning and peer tutoring is used as an effective teaching strategy. This gives the young learners a chance to compare and contrast methods and find what suits them best. The teachers endeavor to provide personalized attention to each student. Technology is used extensively for differentiated learners, for simplification of complex concepts and also for evaluation purposes. The Math lab provides additional scope to students to learn and explore mathematical facts and theorems using technological tools. To add fun to learning and also to enhance students’ interest in the subject the Department conducts various mathematical competitions, quizzes, digital story writing, mental ability/reasoning etc.
The Department in collaboration with ‘Educational Initiatives’ conducts Asset and Detailed Assessment tests to review the performance of the students and find their areas of strength and weakness. The Mindspark assessments for classes VI and VII are a great success as they are fashioned as per the learning pace of each child. Instant feedback and remediation is the most useful feature of these assessments. Math Olympiads are also conducted to test and enhance the skills of the students. The teachers regularly participate in various mathematical workshops for self-enrichment.
The RB Pawar Medal is awarded on Founder’s Day to the student scoring the highest marks in Math in the Board examination. The award has been instituted in memory of former Math Teacher, Mr RB Pawar by his daughters.
Dean of Cocurricular Activities, he is from the faculty of Math and has been with the school for well over two decades. Mr Sharma has been an integral part of every major area of school life and played a great role in streamlining processes, be it as the examination incharge, time table incharge or the head of adventure activities. A trained mountaineer from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, his passion for adventure has made him lead a phenomenal 19 cycling and 12 mountaineering expeditions. He has also been actively involved in community service. In recognition of his continuous contribution to the International Award for Young People (IAYP), Mr Sharma has received the Valuable Meritorious Service Certificate. On the academic side, his sincerity, perseverance and never-give-up attitude make him work untiringly towards making the, otherwise dreaded, subject simple for students. A gentle administrator, he believes in giving his team total autonomy and empowering them in their effort to bring about a culture of academic rigour. His motto is to promote the academic growth of the boys and the professional growth of the faculty. He envisions The Scindia School as a place with the perfect balance between academic, sporting and co-curricular excellence.
He has a master's degree in Math and a teaching experience of two decades, in both residential and day schools. An excellent teacher, Mr Pathania, is highly admired by the students. He has been with The Scindia School since 2013 and in this time, he has already involved himself in a wide range of activities like trekking, playing basketball, volleyball and cricket. He was the Housemaster of Jeevaji House and is presently the Housemaster of Ranoji House. A keen sportsman and having been a national level basketball player himself, the boys look upto Mr Pathania for guidance to achieve sporting excellence. The parents and students of his House compliment him for having helped in the creation of a loving environment of mentorship and positivity. His sense of discipline, devotion and dedication is recognised and valued by all.