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Goenkan Mathematics laboratory is a place where children have ready access to handle and perform mathematical experiments, play mathematical games, solve mathematical puzzles and getting involved in other activities. The laboratory approach allows pupil to set up mathematical experiment for the purpose of discovering some mathematical principles, patterns or process. Both the teachers and students explore to learn, to stimulate interest and develop favorable attitudes towards mathematics. The more they involve in the laboratory the most satisfying , creative and constructive urges of the students are observed. Mathematics laboratory is an activity centered place and a child is placed in problem solving situation through self exploration and discovery. It provides an opportunity to understand and analyse the basic mathematical concepts through concrete objects and situations. It enables the students to verify or discover several geometrical properties and facts using models or by paper cutting and folding technique. It helps the students to build interest and confidence in learning the subject. The laboratory provides opportunity to exhibit the relatedness of mathematical concepts with every day life. It provides greater scope for individual participation in the process of learning and becoming autonomous learners. It provides scope for greater involvement of both the mind and the hand which facilitate cognition.
To provide readily accessible rich manipulative materials to emphasis on MINDS ON ACTIVITY.
1. To develop an attitude of enquiry.
2. Remove the weakness of present day mathematics education.
3. To develop much needed confidence in students.
4. To generate interest in the subject.
5. To make the students divergent thinkers.
6. To make the children to look for pattern and ask questions.