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Sarita Mathur

The Purpose of Mathematics

Let’s play a game before we proceed with reading this article. I will put forward a general question. You will then ask a Math teacher that question. I will predict the answers to the question even before you ask them and hence even before…

Ask Sarita

Sarita Mathur is a free-lance education consultant offering services to schools, both rural and urban, in India and abroad. An alumnus of St. Stephen’s College, Sarita has a degree in Mathematics, Education and a post-graduate degree in…

Ace it

The Tao Te Ching, is an ancient Chinese book of wisdom that is pivotal to the philosophy of Taoism. The book has 81 chapters on which another book named The Tao of Teaching by Dr. Greta Nagel, is based. Some of the ideas in the book may…

Keep Calm

Classroom Management is a term used by teachers to describe the process of ensuring that classroom lessons run smoothly, and disruptive behaviour by students is minimal and controlled. Just as with many seemingly challenging situations in…

The Beast Holiday Homework

I remember once reading on the internet a post on holiday homework. It intended to be a debate on the need and virtue of schools assigning holiday homework to students. The creator of the post chose to opine that giving students homework…

From the Heart

It’s been quite some time since I last wrote. Serious writing, that is. I am one of those for whom words do not flow. I am guessing that happens if one thinks too hard. If one thinks from the heart and writes what the heart says then that…