Ludhiana : Mathematics can also be dealt with fun and made easy. That is the attempt Asmita Saha, working as PGT mathematics at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar tried by designing a mobile lab. The model is compact, portable and the prototype can be used in classrooms .

With more than 150 concepts of mathematics for classes IV to XI has been curated in a way that everything can be explained in a practical method. An alumni of the school where she is teaching, the idea struck upon her when she visited state-level and national-level exhibitions. “What bothered me was that teachers have explained one or two concepts in a model. I wanted to do this in a model with all the concepts. So back in September, I collected old pipes, boards, pins, rubbers and made this.” She has been nominated by CBSE for national ICT award in 2013,2016 and 2017. This model has been one of the 145 models that were exhibited across the country, she claimed. Of the 12 exhibits that have been selected, 5 got the opportunity to display their exhibit at 25th National Sahodya Conference at Vigyan Bhawan , New Delhi recently.

Asmitha said, “Instead of sticking to traditional teaching methods, this is an effort to make learning interesting and engaging so that students not only grasp concepts better but also enjoy learning math.”

Speaking about the portable lab she said that it was easy to carry it in the classrooms and provide opportunity for hands on practice for activities in the class for more than 150 concepts which include, number line concept, number (place value) abacus, 3D-shapes, conversion of 2D into 3D shapes, rectangle concept, number of tiles on floor, area of cross roads, area of rectangular path and pythagoras theorem among others.

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