CBSE’s Mathematics practice book eases learning, here is how – Times of India

The recently launched exploratory mathematics practice book for classes VII to X students by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come as a breather for students struggling with Math in the times of digital learning. The online practice book named, ‘Mathematical Literacy: Practice Book For Students’ is gaining popularity among students.

Sarthak Jain and Shivi Goel, students of class IX and VIII, respectively, find it as a supplement to boost their knowledge. Both have been enjoying solving mathematical problems with ease and fun with the help of the practice book.

“Explanations with graphics and images have made the online book very interactive. I need minimal support from my teachers and parents to solve the given questions in the book,” says Sarthak, a student of Praesidium, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad.

Shivi Goel, a student of Bharat National Public School, New Delhi claims that the concepts have been simplified and presented interestingly. “The book is a boon for students who dread Mathematics and term it as a boring subject. Calculation with odometer, integers and temperature etc allow students to examine problems related to a real-life situation and solve them,” says Shivi.

“The book is designed to encourage students in a self-directed manner with minimal support of teachers and parents. The practice book has come at a very appropriate time as our schools are running on digital mode and we are not getting enough time for face to face interaction with our teachers” Shivi adds. “The book available on CBSE website and DIKSHA portal can be accessed by any student, irrespective of the board they are studying,” says Biswajit Saha, director (training and skill education), CBSE. Students do not need to have a user name and password to access the study material, he adds.

“The book is a true example of learning Mathematics with fun. The Board has incorporated fun facts to explain the topics,” he adds.

The book has been launched by the board to promote 21st-century skill such as critical thinking and problem solving among school students.

Meenambika Menon, head senior school, Shiv Nadar School, Noida says, the book is not just a collection of questions. “It is designed with a lot of activities and story sums which are close to their real-life situation. This allows students to relate with them and make it a fun-filled activity. It is a wonderful attempt by the CBSE to make students realise that Mathematics can be learned anywhere and everywhere,” says Menon. The practice book, according to Menon, is more appropriate for class VI to VIII students. “For class IX and X, more complex and open-ended problems need to be added to make them think more critically. Overall, the book is a very good attempt by the Board,” she adds.

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