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Innovative method:Students of S.K. Vidyalayam master concepts through games.B. Jothi Ramalingam

Innovative method:Students of S.K. Vidyalayam master concepts through games.B. Jothi Ramalingam  

If you’re curious about the relationship between yogasanas and mathematics, class IV and V students of S.K. Vidyalayam Nursery and Primary School in Sevvapet can give you a lesson or two — thanks to their maths teacher.

N. Geetha is trained in what is called the multiple-intelligence methodology. The methodology is being imparted through a project called ‘Good to Great’ implemented by Shraddha, an educational services organisation.

“For example, the boat pose is performed by the students to understand acute angle. Or, we sing songs on geometry and other mathematical concepts,” said Ms. Geetha.

The teachers are taught to infuse multiple-intelligence methods in the curriculum and they have introduced innovative methods in their teaching. “For example, I use a snake and ladders game to educate the children on good habits,” said science teacher R. Ashwathi.

The multiple intelligence methods theory was propounded by Howard Gardner, professor of cognition and education, Harvard Graduate School.

“Each student understands the subject well if taught in any one of these methods,” explained Madhumati Narayana, co-founder of Shraddha. V.V. Jalaja, the school principal, said that teachers undergo regular training from Shraddha.

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