Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2015)
Innovative Mathematical Teaching to Enhancing Creative Problem Solving Abilities among Students
Author(s): S. Muthulakshmi
Abstract: In the 21st century, an important goal of education is to develop individuals with a high level of mathematical proficiency which then supports future participation in employment and citizenship. Mathematical knowledge is fundamental to the understanding and development of science and technology as well as being applicable to many areas in the social sciences. It is vitally important for all countries in this highly competitive global economic environment, yet there are continued difficulties in developing a successful education system which supports all pupils to reach their mathematical potential. The teaching was very interactive with pupils regularly demonstrating and articulating their solutions to the rest of the class at the board. There were eight or nine related activities in the 45-minute lesson; each activity was well prepared and the teacher ensured that all pupils were involved and ‘on-task’ throughout the lesson. We can make out that the technology has made many innovations in the field of mathematical teaching and also made a drastic change from the old paradigm of teaching and learning. In the new paradigm of learning, the role of student is more important than teachers. The concepts of paperless and penless classroom are emerging as an alternative to the old teaching learning method. Nowadays there is democratization of knowledge on the role of the teacher is changing to that of facilitator. We need to have interactive teaching and this changing role of education is inevitable with the introduction of multimedia technology and the spawning of a technologically-savvy generation of youths.