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.