Maths Lab

We normally tend to think of mathematics as an abstract subject dealing with a world of symbols and notations and it seems strange to have a laboratory for mathematics where concrete objects are handled and games are played. One might wonder whether it is only a case of `fun with mathematics’, of adding some colour to an otherwise dry subject and not` real mathematics.’ But current understanding about mathematics education tells us that activities with concrete materials lie at the heart of mathematical competencies and is a key to climbing up the steps of abstraction. Children need to first have a meaning, make sense of the world around them – develop number sense and spatial sense – before they can successfully grasp the concepts of mathematics.