Besides being a necessary skill for daily-life, Mathematics helps to foster some of the essential life-skills like logical reasoning, rational thinking, analyzing, problem solving and ability to persevere – attitudes which go a long way in the overall development of an individual. Unfortunately, math remains scary or even loathsome for many. And no wonder, we see many organisations and recruitment agencies struggling to find independent thinkers, innovative problem solvers and calculated risk-takers who can play lead roles for today’s real life challenges.

Research shows that this difficulty to deal with Math is essentially a linguistic one and not necessarily a conceptual one. Not many realize that learning mathematics is like learning a new language. The conventional classroom procedures of teaching maths in the abstract language of numerals and symbols, and rote, are often difficult to comprehend, uninteresting, thus taking the child towards ‘distaste’ and ‘phobia’ for the subject. Children have to be introduced to it in a language they understand best. With a strong foundation, children will be better equipped to take on the subject as it becomes more complex.

A need clearly exists for alternate, unconventional and innovative ways that simplify the subject, so that children grasp and understand math concepts easily and a liking, or even love for mathematics. The interest, accomplishments and confidence developed would then itself motivate the student to pursue the subject.

NE firmly believes that Math can be learnt by all and can even be mastered, if only taught in the right way by

- Reforms at all levels of educational framework.
- Schools as active change makers and with leaders with commitment.
- Teachers as innovative and insightful reflective practitioners.
- Children as self-learners in their environments.

- Self-construct the knowledge.
- Apply in real life problem solving.
- Develop a liking for the subject of mathematics.
- Overcome their fear of maths.
- Develop logical and objective thinking abilities.

To fulfil the above objective, Navnirmiti has developed a comprehensive approach to teach all Elementary level school mathematics through ways that make learning of mathematics an interesting and enjoyable process. Through an Active Math Learning Class an environment is created for students to learn mathematics by activities and hands on experience. Navnirmiti’s Math pedagogy provides a wide variety of materials, kits, games and toys to play with, and learn mathematical concepts.