Mathematics being a compulsory subject of study, access to quality mathematics aducation is every child’s right.
On the other hand, mathematics education in our school is behest with problems. Due to the hierarchy of concepts and largely deductive and abstract nature of the subject, mathematics is considered as a very dull and difficult subject. As a result, most of the students are not taking interest in this subject and it has become one of the main cause of student’s failure in mathematics.
A shift in focus is needed in mathematical technique specially in mathematical learning environment, where a whole range of processes take precedence: Formal problem of solving, Use of heuristics, Estimation,Approximation,Optimization and Mathematical Communication.
The National Curriclum Framework for School education developed by NCERT strongly suggested a mathematics laboratory in every school inorder to help exploration of mathematical concepts through activities and experimention.