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Welcome to the world of paper math

NIVEDITA N.

Fold a paper and figure out some math and science concepts.



Enjoying paper math:At the workshop

Have you ever learnt about a trapezium while making a frog with paper? How about learning about air pressure by blowing a fish on the rope line? Sounds fun? Then welcome to the world of paper math where lessons are no longer tough and you have a good time as you learn and play.

This summer, the paper math workshop conducted by Meetu Chawla at the Rockwell School was helpful in teaching how interesting math and science can be.

In lines and folds

Demonstrating through paper folding, how a horizontal line or a vertical line looks like and graduating to shapes and numbers and to geometry, the workshop enabled a child to not just learn the math and science concepts but also learn the practical uses of it.

Divided according to age groups, four to six years old for the science toys (scientific craft) and eight to 12 years old (math craft), the two-week workshop, helped students understand the concepts which they usually find tough.

Loads of fun

“I am bored of the usual way of learning and when I found out about this, I love it. I like math but this makes it more fun.

I am not usually good at paper folding but through Paper Math, I learnt a lot about triangle numbers, square numbers. It is loads of fun,” smiles Rownak, Std. VI, Chirec Public School.

“I have tried this at home too. It is a lot of fun. I love paper math. I made a box which taught me fractions, chess board and the frog,” says Sahiti, Std. V, DAV Public School demonstrating how her paper frog jumps.

Apart from the paper math and scientific craft workshops, Meetu Chawla also conducts regular sessions throughout the year.

“Children learn by different methods.

We cannot ask an active child to sit in one place. Such interesting methods teach children a lot and also they grasp quickly. I have been conducting workshops for the past six years now.

Such fun method definitely will make your child better,” Meetu Chawla assures.

You can contact Meetu Chawla on meetu.chawla5@gmail.com

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