What is it about mathematics that scares so many students? Why do the simple tasks of addition, subtraction, division or multiplication appear horrifying monsters to many? Eminent Kashmiri educationist Prof A G Madhosh says that a lot of students have an ingrained fear of maths from early schooling. “When we ask students as to why they don’t like maths, they simply reply that they cannot do it. This is because of the initial fear which they have faced in the beginning of their studies,” said Madhosh.
Are we raising smart kids armed with gadgets and technology, or are the gadgets intruding childhood. Nishah Zargar reports.
Gone are the days when mothers and grandmothers would soothe crying babies by singing lullabies or making stories. Now everyone knows how to make a weeping baby smile - just pop a smart phone with a video playing in their hand.
Humaira, a mother of two says, she has to hide her phone from her seven-year old.