The First National Conference on Mathematical Education is commenced on 25-09-2014 at Sri Prakash Synergy School, Peddapuram, in which nearly 60 delegates from different parts of India are took part and presented papers on Mathematical Education and to enhance their Knowledge and skills. The conference threw light on the theme “Tools and Tasks for teaching gifted children in schools”.
The Programme was started with the inauguration of the “Exhibition on Mathematicians” by Sri M.Mahadevan, Secretary, AMTI, Chennai. The conference was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by the dignitaries of the conference viz Sri Ch.Vijay Prakash, President , Prof. S.R.Santhanam, Convenor, Sri M.Mahadevan, Secretary, AMTI, Dr.C.K.Mohapatra, Sri Kalidindi Gangaraju to mark the beginning of the conference.
The President of the Conference Sri Ch.Vijay Prakash delivered his inaugural speech on the role of the teacher to teach the gifted child, he expressed his concern over the examination oriented teaching is neglecting the calibre of the gifted children. He also said that in the president education system the teachers and students are running towards completion of examination syllabus instead of imparting or learning real knowledge. He stressed on the role of the teacher in spotting the gifted child and moulding him. He also said that gifted child only benefits when he comes into contact with a gifted teacher. So, every teacher should try to become a gifted teacher.
The Secretary of AMTI, Sri M.Mahadevan enlightened on the role of the teacher in using tools and tasks for teaching a gifted children in mathematics. He focussed on tools and tasks to be implemented by teacher in Identifying, guiding the gifted children. He also said that if we use these tools and tasks effectively, we can help every child in subject hunting rather than marks hunting which ultimately helps to grow our human resources, that can prosper our nation.
Dr. P.V.Arunachalam, the Senior Most in Education system made his speech on comparing past and present education systems, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of present education system.
Professor Santhanam convenor of the conference addressed the delegates quoting the examples of Isaac Newton’s life history, how this type of tools and tasks helped him to become a gifted child and famous scientist, which really inspired every delegate in the conference.
A few of the delegates of the conference also spoke on the tools and tasks to be implemented in Identifying and guiding the gifted children.
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