“I think the universe is pure geometry – basically, a beautiful shape twisting around and dancing over space time.”
– By Antony Garrett Lisi
Nothing in this world exists without a shape or a pattern. The tree leaves, water, rocks, the solar system, our machines, computers are all following patterns of all sorts of mathematical shapes and equations. Doing mathematics should always mean finding patterns and crafting beautiful and meaningful explanations.
The Excelomatics club raises the profile of maths as a subject by showing children maths can be playful, exciting and full of wonder. It deals with logical reasoning and quantitative calculation and its development has involved an increasing degree of idealization and abstraction of its subject matter.
The students of Class I, II and III learnt about 2D and 3D shapes during their online club classes. The teachers demonstrated some beautiful models and encouraged the students to try their creative ideas and make models out of the available resources at home. Our learners also made different models like rocket, toy train and castle using paper cutouts in shape of square, rectangle, triangle and circle.
The ability to use shapes to describe objects will greatly enhance a child’s ability to verbally communicate. Children can use shapes as a method for sorting objects. Sorting is an important skill for children as it helps them develop ability to think about the attributes of objects and how they relate to other objects. Sorting is a great way to develop logical thinking.