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'Learn with fun'

The aim of 'Learn with fun' Maths programme is to teach basic mathematics concept and its application in solving problems to primary school children (I - V Std) through the satellite. The programme is conducted from the expert centre in Bangalore and 16 villages from various parts of Karnataka logging in for 5 days a week (Monday - Friday).
Classes are conducted from 9 to 10am Monday to Friday. Communication is in  vernacular language - Kannada. The efforts are directed towards teaching Math not as a subject, but as a fun game. The class is based on teaching concepts like addition, subtraction but not calculation of sums. (For eg. teaching the concept 'multiplication' as repeated addition and not otherwise).

Mathematics has been proved to be the most difficult subject among school going children, a fact maintained in the rural areas too. Most school dropouts complain that mathematics is an 'unmanageable subject'. 'Learn with Fun' programme has been trying to change this. After a modest start, 'Learn with Fun' is generating enthusiasm through interaction built around a healthy competition among the 14 centres promoting better learning and in the process raising the bar of confidence among the learners. Giving a 100 per cent result in mathematics at most of the centres in the last academic year, 'Learn with Fun' is a new found panacea to a traditional learning problem for many.

Sumana K Samuk
C Arvind 
Dr Nandini Mundkur

Centre For Child Development & Disabilities

Karnataka, INDIA

91 9844124930




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