Connecting the Dots: Concepts in Math
Develop a strong conceptual foundation in Math. Start connecting the dots between different ideas & start thinking from first principles. Relevant for students from all Boards.
For students in Grades 8, 9, 10, from any Board (CBSE/ IB/ IGCSE/ ICSE, etc.)
We were inspired by some recent posts on Social Media about the excessive focus on methods/ short-cuts/ speed, as opposed to foundational understanding. There's plenty of research about typical conceptual gaps in students' understanding at at various age/ grade levels. Our blog post, Conceptual Learning: What, Why and How, provides a more detailed background.
With this starting point, our mentors sat down to curate a list of such areas that students could do well to have a deep, foundational understanding of, that they can build on, over time. We have identified such topics across Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) and Math.
This module is around Math concepts - particularly around Multiplicative Thinking (working with rates, etc.) and Algebraic Thinking (generalizations, finding the unknown). The module will focus on co-varying quantities and multiple types of variation. Exploring how these play out in our everyday life, we hope to see how this affects the size of living things. We also hope to look at expressing variation algebraically.
These are particularly important to navigate concepts in the Sciences as well, and therefore, critical to have a good foundation in. The content has been chosen based on a knowledge of common student misconceptions and errors- derived from research as well as the experience base of our mentors.
For each topic, the student experience includes pre-work, live sessions with mentors, assignments/ assessments, and feedback. In addition, students can email their doubts and questions to the mentor at any point of time during the course.
The course comprises 4 sessions of 1.5 hours each. Each session will be on a Saturday, between 2:00-3:30pm.
The course is NOT a tuition service aimed at preparation for exams. These courses are also NOT a substitute for school work.
Please click here for a more detailed write-up about our larger course, Connecting the Dots across Math and Science.