Sunday 25 October 2020

CBSE introduces maths book with real-life based problems

The launch of the new maths book by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was announced by the education ministry

CBSE has launched a new Mathematics practice book to boost critical thinking and problem-solving skills in students. Students of class 7 to 10 can use the ‘Mathematical Literacy: Practice Book for Students’ to solve mathematical problems easily and understand the concepts until schools reopen.

The launch of the new maths book by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was announced by the education ministry on social media and they are now available on the official websites of CBSE and Diksha learning platform.

“@cbseindia29, under the guidance of @EduMinOfIndia has launched an exploratory Mathematics Practice Book for learners. Students of classes 7th-10th can access the book for fun-filled, exciting learning,” the tweet from the ministry said.

Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said: “CBSE, under the guidance of the Ministry of Education, has launched an exploratory mathematics practice book for learners. Students of classes 7th-10th can access the book for fun-filled, exciting learning at CBSE.”

The Ministry of Home Affairs, in the recent Unlock 5 guidelines, had allowed states to make a decision on reopening schools from October 15. The Ministry of Education has also released guidelines on the precautions that are to be taken by the states that choose to reopen.

However, the ministry also said that online education will be a part of the process.

Links to access new CBSE maths book

The tweet from the education ministry also provided two links through which students can access the new maths book:

Find new maths book on CBSE website.

Find new maths book on Diksha.

Why launch a maths book now?

The book was launched to help students during a time when there are fewer classes due to the COVID-19 lockdown. It will allow students to solve maths problems based on real-life situations with minimal support from teachers or parents.

Under the New Education Policy released by the Narendra Modi government in July, the school curricula and pedagogy will aim for holistic development of learners by equipping them with the key 21st century skills, reduction in curricular content to enhance essential learning and critical thinking and greater focus on experiential learning.

Students will have increased flexibility and choice of subjects. There will be no rigid separations between arts and sciences, between curricular and extra-curricular activities, between vocational and academic streams.

Vocational education will start in schools from the 6th grade, and will include internships.

A new and comprehensive National Curricular Framework for School Education, NCFSE 2020-21, will be developed by the NCERT.

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