The syllabus in Mathematics has undergone changes from time to time in accordance with growth of the subject and emerging needs of the society. Motivating the topics from real life problems and other subject areas, greater emphasis has been laid on applications of various concepts. The curriculum at primary and secondary stage primarily aims at enhancing the capacity of students to employ Mathematics in solving day-to-day life problems and studying the subject as a separate discipline. Carrying out experiments with numbers and forms of geometry, framing hypothesis and verifying these with further observations form inherent part of Mathematics learning at this stage. The teaching of Mathematics here is done through activities which involve the use of concrete materials, models, patterns, charts, pictures, posters, games, puzzles and experiments. Its aims are:-
- Acquire knowledge and understanding, particularly by way of motivation and visualization of basic concepts, terms, principles and symbols and underlying processes and skills.
- To develop mastery of basic algebraic skills.
- To develop drawing skills.
- To feel the flow of reasons while proving a result or solving a problem.
- To develop positive ability to think, analyze and articulate logically.
- To develop awareness of the need for national integration, protection of environment, observance of small family norms, removal of social barriers and elimination of sex biases.
- To develop necessary skills to work with modern technological devices such as calculators, computers etc.