# numbers

## Happy Maths - 1: Numbers

This is a mathematics book with a difference. There are more stories here than problems!
Written by Mala Kumar and illustrated by Angie and Upesh, "Happy Maths - 1" looks at numbers and is intended for children who can read independently.

## Number line

Teaching Learning Material help visualize and understand concepts that could otherwise be difficult to grasp. Manicavassane K. shares with us his TLM designed to help students with the concept of fractions. This article was published in Thisaimani (Journey 2) - an APF-Puducherry District Institute publication.

## There are Infinitely many Primes – I

Numbers have been a subject of fascination from the most ancient times, and people keep coming up with families of numbers: integers, rational numbers, numbers, real numbers, complex numbers, prime numbers, Fermat numbers, Bernoulli numbers, . . . .

## Ramanujan’s Number

They say that each number has its own special property, unique and peculiar to it. It is not always easy to find such a property; sometimes, by luck, or by hard work, one stumbles upon it.

## AtRiA Pullout Section July 2013

In primary school, teachers often do not spend sufficient time on exercises and tend to plunge straight into formal operations and text materials. The suggestions made here are intended to help teachers fill the gaps and lay a stronger foundation when it comes to the teaching of number operations and numbers.

## Classroom games

Here are some classroom games you can use for students to learn, build skills, and have fun!

## Stuck in the mud

Sing along with Hugo the hippo and his animal friends, who get stuck in the mud too while trying to rescue him.

## Away from the book and the blackboard

The activities demonstrate the use of learning aids, made from easily accessible material, at pre-school level for introducing concepts in number work and language.

## Tens and Ones

Here are some tried and tested “Modules” for learning different number concepts. Primary school teachers should find it simple enough to build the exercises into their regular teaching routines, as the method requires easily gathered materials and little organization.

## Magic with Mental Maths

Children learn and understand mathematical concepts best when engaged in hands-on activities and games. Language is an important aspect in teaching mathematics and activity time is perfect for reinforcing mathematical talk. Discussions, talking out and language are an important part of a math class, often undermined. Manipulating everyday objects and playing games allows children to figure out and grasp the apparently abstract math concepts.

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