Author: Shveta UppalForeword/Introduction: Director,National Council of Educational ResearchPublisher: NCERTYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 320ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174504826
From Foreword:Mathematics has an important role in our life; it not only helps in day-to-day situations but also develops logical reasoning, abstract thinking and imagination. It enriches life and provides new dimensions to thinking. The struggle to learn abstract principles develops the power to formulate and understand arguments and the capacity to see interrelations among concepts. The enriched understanding helps us deal with abstract ideas in other subjects as well. It also helps us understand and make better patterns, maps, appreciate area and volume and see similarities between shapes and sizes. The scope Mathematics includes many aspects of our life and our environment. This relationship needs to be brought out at all possible places.Learning Mathematics is not about remembering solutions or methods but knowing how to solve problems. We hope that you will give your students a lot of opportunities to create and formulate problems themselves. We believe it would be a good idea to ask them to formulate as many new problems as they can. This would help children in developing an understanding of the concepts and principles of Mathematics. The nature of the problems set up by them becomes varied and more complex as they become confident with the ideas they are dealing in.
ForewordA Note for the TeachersChapter I: Knowing our NumbersChapter 2: Whole NumbersChapter 3: Playing with NumbersChapter 4: Basic Geometrical IdeasChapter 5: Understanding Elementary ShapesChapter 6: IntegersChapter 7: FractionsChapter 8: DecimalsChapter 9: Data HandlingChapter 10: MensurationChapter II: AlgebraChapter 12: Ratio and ProportionChapter 13: SymmetryChapter 14: Practical GeometryAnswersBrain-Teasers