**“Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.”**- “Numbers have life; they’re not just symbols on paper.”

** –Shakuntala Devi**

India’s past in mathematics was golden. The great Indian mathematicians such as **Brahmagupta, Aryabhata, Bhāskara and Srinivasa Ramanujan** have played a significant role in developing different formulas, theorems and theories on mathematics in India.

In India, the day ‘**December 22′** has been declared as the **National Mathematics Day** in order to honor the birth anniversary of the world famous mathematician Sir **Srinivasa Ramanujan**, the compiler of more than **3900** mathematical results and equations.

On the occasion of **National Mathematical Day** on December 22 this year, I spoke to students of different classes in our school. The phobia installed among the students of mathematics are a matter of concern. I asked a class of 46 students, ‘**How many of you love mathematics?**‘ and only one hand went up. And that was my own hand ‘**the maths teacher**’!

**Hahaha….😂🤣😆😁 LoL…!**

“**Students shy away from Maths, but in reality Maths is the best friend of man.**” —–Shakuntala Devi

These words of Human Computer **Shakuntala Devi** were the questions for me today. However, it is a bitter truth that Mathematics cannot be easy like literature and history. But Very few can feel the beauty and romance of this subject. I think it is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.

I set up a workshop to establish love by throwing fears of mathematics from the minds of children. For this, I asked children to write some open-ended questions on a page. I studied every answer booklet very curiously. O my god, all answers were different from each other and interesting. I am sharing some of answers, views and opinion of the Students about the subject.

**Quotes**

- “
**Mathematics is a problem, thinking is the solution.**” - “Life without mathematics is like a school without teachers and students.”
- “
**Solving maths is like sitting in front of a waterfall and listening the music created by birds.**” - “Mathematics = all subjects combination.”
- “Here is nothing to by heart, we have to only understand the concept.”
- “Sorry to say that I love this subject even I hate this subject very much.”

**Good things about Mathematics**

- Challenging Subject
- Useful and essential in daily life,
- Improve calculations,
- Interesting subject, which encourage our mind.
- Internal happiness & satisfaction after solving problems and puzzles,
- Cool subject, which feel us proud after solving a tedious problem,
- Sometimes prevents from getting bored,
- Answers of each question remain the same. Like other subject answers does not vary here.
- Some new tricks and technics are magical,
- Exercise of brain, which refresh the soul
- Drawing mathematical diagram (Many students hate)
- Helpful in dealing with other subject, specially science,
- Its makes a person great,
- Helpful in future.

**Bad things about Mathematics**

- Some questions are very difficult, even unable to understand.
- Lengthy formulas and process,
- Drawing of complicated mathematical diagram,
- Complicated long calculations,
- Confusion in understanding the concept and questions,
- Variety of questions,
- Sometimes irritate and getting bored,
- More reference books
- Boring word problems
- Low marks in examination

**Conclusion:**

At the global level, lack of mathematical interest among children are worrisome. Why do children dread mathematics? Because of the wrong approach. Because it is looked at as a subject. Because lack of fundamental mathematical concepts and operations with accuracy. I have accepted the challenge of changing these negative concepts among children. And I know “Nobody challenges me. I challenge myself”.

I am grateful if you join your hands for this initiative and forward your kind suggestions via comment box.

©** Pawan Belala** 2017

nice initiative for the welfare of the students.

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Thank U so much 🙏

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Beautifully composed……..

Mathematics is the key to brain,we should not panic at all.

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Thank U so much dear Sir 🙏

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Have you come across a book called “The Number Devil”? I wonder if it would interest some of your students https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/91358.The_Number_Devil

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Thank U so much dear Sir 🙏

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greatt post. Maths was my favourite subject.

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Thank U so much ma’am….

Wowww phir ye maths wala love psychology m kaise ja pahuncha…

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🙂 Psychology मे भी मेरा special paper statistics tha.

collage में किसी के Psychology IQ test ke liye apnea subject bnaya tha. thai se achaanak

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*Tabhi psychology pasand aa gayaa. aur mai science se arts le liya – Psychology padghne ke liye 🙂 🙂

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जी ये विषय मुझे भी काफी पसंद हैं …. एजुकेशनल साइकोलॉजी के कुछ पेपर्स पढ़ने का अवसर मिला था..

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मेरे विचार से साइकोलॉजी बङा interesting subject है। एजुकेशनल साइकोलॉजी मुझे भी पसंद है क्योंकि यह बच्चों के अध्ययन पर आधारित होता है। अगर इसे course समझ कर नहीं study करेंगे, तब यह अौर interesting लगेगा पवन।

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जी मेम, और मुझे ऐसा प्रतीत होता हैं कि अपने बच्चों को समझने व उनकी समुचित और बेहतर परवरिश के लिए यह विषय हरेक पेरेंट्स को पढ़ना चाहिए !

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बिल्कुल सही विचार है आपका . बहुत से बच्चे सही व समुचित guidance और परवरिश नहीं मिलने की वजह से अपनी प्रतिभा का सदुपयोग नहीं कर पाते है .

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Thank U so much for re blogging 🙏😇

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This is beautiful

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Thank U Bashir…🙏

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Thanks for sharing this. I’m glad to know that we have a day for Maths too.

Also, have a look at this question: http://sciencedone.ga/the-taxi-mathematician-puzzle/

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I agree with you. Mathematics does exist everywhere in our daily life. Although we often encounter difficulties when studying math, we can not deny that math improve the quantity of our life. Math is useful!

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i like your work. all what you say is not true every where

that is why mathematics teachers like me we are trying to council that conception that make people shy away from it

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