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Presenting abstract ideas in science museums/centres : mathematics gallery of BITM, Kolkata - a case study

Author: Das, Subhashis

Keywords: Science museums
Mathematics

Issue Date: 2014-01

Publisher: National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata

Description: Mathematical concepts and techniques allow us to see hidden patterns in the various phenomena happening around us in the natural world and in human societies. As a curricular subject, mathematics evokes strong emotions from its learners – loved by some and hated by most. The general perception is that mathematics is very abstract, hard to visualize and difficult to connect to physical realities. The new gallery on 'Mathematics' at BITM was established in the year 2010 to change this notion about mathematics. This article provides a brief overview of the gallery and how it explains various abstract mathematical concepts through interactive models and hands-on activities to help young learners enjoy mathematics in a playful manner and appreciate its inner order and beauty.

Description: Includes bibliographical references.

Source: National Council of Science Museums

Type: Article

Received From: National Council of Science Museums


DC Field Value
dc.contributor.author Das, Subhashis
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-16T09:44:30Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-16T09:44:30Z
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.date.issued 2014-01
dc.description.abstract Mathematical concepts and techniques allow us to see hidden patterns in the various phenomena happening around us in the natural world and in human societies. As a curricular subject, mathematics evokes strong emotions from its learners – loved by some and hated by most. The general perception is that mathematics is very abstract, hard to visualize and difficult to connect to physical realities. The new gallery on 'Mathematics' at BITM was established in the year 2010 to change this notion about mathematics. This article provides a brief overview of the gallery and how it explains various abstract mathematical concepts through interactive models and hands-on activities to help young learners enjoy mathematics in a playful manner and appreciate its inner order and beauty.
dc.source National Council of Science Museums
dc.format.extent 56-69p.: col.ill.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
dc.subject Science museums
Mathematics
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.issuenumber 2 (Vol.4)
1 (Vol.5)
dc.format.medium text
DC Field Value
dc.contributor.author Das, Subhashis
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-16T09:44:30Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-16T09:44:30Z
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.date.issued 2014-01
dc.description.abstract Mathematical concepts and techniques allow us to see hidden patterns in the various phenomena happening around us in the natural world and in human societies. As a curricular subject, mathematics evokes strong emotions from its learners – loved by some and hated by most. The general perception is that mathematics is very abstract, hard to visualize and difficult to connect to physical realities. The new gallery on 'Mathematics' at BITM was established in the year 2010 to change this notion about mathematics. This article provides a brief overview of the gallery and how it explains various abstract mathematical concepts through interactive models and hands-on activities to help young learners enjoy mathematics in a playful manner and appreciate its inner order and beauty.
dc.source National Council of Science Museums
dc.format.extent 56-69p.: col.ill.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
dc.subject Science museums
Mathematics
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.issuenumber 2 (Vol.4)
1 (Vol.5)
dc.format.medium text