LIFE SKILL IN MATHEMATICS
THROUGH PROJECT BASED LEARNING
“MILLIONS SAID THE APPLE FELL, BUT NEWTON WAS
THE ONE TO ASK WHY?”
BERNARLD M. BARUCH
Today’s educational scenario offers a variety of curriculum, various approaches and methods, diverse philosophies and a ever changing and evolving teaching-learning methodologies. Schools today boost the competitive spirit to the hilt and showcase ability and achievement of amazing caliber.
If we look back, we find that the Socratic philosophy and teachings
have influenced teaching learning methods for centuries. His
principles of instilling a spirit of inquiry resulted in higher levels of thinking amongst his students. Today’s education system has built up on these age old principles. But the fact remains that though many avenues have been explored towards the goal of critical thinking, we find our pupils of higher primary and even middle levels:
which are framed in a different way.
answer inferential, evaluators or extrapolative questions in a
problem related in day-to-day life activity.
These observations point to a need to analyse and review not only the teacher’s method but also the way the pupils learn. Such
An approach adopted was Project Based Learning which will evolve
Totally learner centered methods with higher thinking skills.