Faculty – Mathematics
‘I advise my students to listen carefully the moment they decide to take no more Math courses; they might be able to hear closing doors’ – James Caballero.
Mathematics helps us think analytically and have better reasoning abilities. Analytical thinking refers to the ability to think critically about the world around us. A well – trained Mathematics teacher is someone who inspires his/her students to look beyond the pages of the textbook to become problem solvers and critical thinkers. Though it is a tough and challenging task for Mathematics teachers to teach this subject, a good Mathematician is always capable of explaining in a more effective manner. The boundless passion and dedication of a teacher impacts every student. The need of the hour is as Mathematics teachers, we are to ensure that our students
will have the knowledge and skills that will help them not only succeed in the classroom but also be empowered by Mathematics to become productive citizens of our democratic society.
At Bishop Cotton School we firmly believe that the role of a Mathematics teacher is to emphasize on recognizing the necessity of making students more aware of the usefulness of their Mathematical knowledge and be better able to apply it. Mathematics like other subjects has its own roadmap. Curriculum designing is the most essential part. Our curriculum is essentially a series of activities and learning outcome goals. It serves as a great map, outlining where we need to go and how to get there. A well-crafted curriculum serves as a reference to ensure that we are on the right track.
From Class 3 to Class 12 (Upper Sixth) we deliver lessons in a way that helps our pupils see that Mathematics is fun, interesting, and exciting. Our focus is on developing self-perceived Mathematics ability, utility value, and interest across the middle school as predictors of high school Mathematics performance. Students who complete higher secondary and achieve all the learning objectives set out for them will be ready for post-secondary education.
As teachers, we know that there simply isn’t enough time in a school year to learn everything, hence we zero in on the most pressing needs and goals for students. These days tech skills are high on the list of needs and our students are tech-savvy to do well in the modern world. Within our classroom, the norm is that it is always good and safe to share. Students know that everybody’s opinions are valued, and that is why it is so important to ask students to share their ideas and hear lots of different strategies because there is not just one way to do something in Mathematics. We try to deliver dynamic lessons, and pupils are encouraged to explore ideas in groups.
As William Thurston once said, “Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations or algorithms; it’s about understanding and developing logic.’