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Maths Lab – Ideas and printables

Maths Lab – A place where a maths teacher can demonstrate a lot of concepts through various interactive physical tools.

I have been searching all over the net, most of the material available is either Do it yourself (DIY), printable worksheet or Maths Lab equipment. My mind just wondered about can we add some more info and knowledge on the walls to make Lab interesting for kids. So here is my contribution;

1. Maths Lab Manuals and List of Articles
The manual as prescribed by CBSE is already available online. Here is the link for you to download.
http://cbse.nic.in/publications/maths_activity_class_3_8_part1.pdf
http://cbse.nic.in/publications/maths_activity_class_3_8_part2.pdf
http://cbse.nic.in/publications/maths_activity_class_3_8_part3.pdf
There are lot of suppliers in the market providing the paraphernalia for Maths Lab, here is a list of articles one would need to start off
Juniors

  • Geomatrical Shapes 4x7cms (Set of 20) Coloured
  • Geometry Box-Canvas Bag
  • Measuring Tap-3 Mtrs
  • Measuring Jugs & Beakers (Plastic)
  • Wall Thermometer
  • Spring Balance
  • Weight Sat (Metal)
  • Kitchen Balance (Plastic)
  • Geo Board-Square (Wooden)
  • Transparents Geo Board (Plastic)
  • Counting Abacus (Wooden)
  • Student Abacus (Wooden)
  • Dummy Wooden Clock (Wooden)
  • Game of Place Value (Wooden)
  • Chart (Set of 6) 50x75cms Laminated
  • Graph Roll-up Chart 67x100cms
  • Mater Scale-Wooden
  • Half-Meter Scale-Wooden
  • Shape Sorter Moulds (Plastic)
  • Dice (Set of 2)
  • Playing Cards (Plastic)
  • Set of Cups (Plastic)
  • Stencil Set (Set of 5)
  • Time Teaching Stamps (Set of 15)
  • Dummy Currency Notes
  • Shapes Magic (Wooden)
  • Standard Time Indicator
  • Add & Count Rods (Wooden)
  • Tangram Puzzle (Acrylic)
  • Flash Cards
  • Fractions of Circle (Wooden)
  • Fractions of Square (Wooden)
  • Fractions of Triangle (Wooden)
  • Shapes Board-Big (Wooden)

Seniors

  • Geo Board-Circle (Wooden)
  • Circle Fraction Disk
  • Set of Cups (Volumetric) (Plastic)
  • Mensuration Kit (Acrylic & Wooden)
  • Charts (Set of 16) 50x75cms Laminated
  • Optical Square (Metal)
  • Cross Staff (Metal)
  • Standard Time Indicator
  • Measuring Tape-15 mtrs.
  • Geometry Box-Canvas Bag
  • Geometrical Shapes 5x10cms (Coloured) (Set of 12)
  • Geometrical Shapes 5x15cms (Coloured) (Set of 12)
  • Volume Relationship Set (Crystal Plastic)
  • Measuring Jugs & Beakers (Plastic)
  • Probability Kit
  • Geometry Kit (Acrylic)
  • Magnetic Graph Co-ordinate Board with Marker (Acrylic)
  • Power of two
  • Perpendicular Line Segment is the Shortest (Acrylic)
  • Triangle Kit (Acrylic)
  • Ratio of Area of Similar Triangles (Acrylic)
  • Identity Set-I (Acrylic)
  • Identity Set-II (Acrylic)
  • Identity Set-III (Wooden)

2. Portraits of Great Mathematicians:
For teachers looking to decorate the walls of the classrooms, I have developed  some posters in high resolution. You can get these printed, frame and decorate the walls of the Maths lab. Following mathematicians are covered;
1. Issac Newton.

2. Pythagoras

3. Ramanujan

4. A collage comprising of Archimedes, Cantor, Descartes, Fermat, Euclid, Euler, Gauss, Lagrange, Newton, Fibonacci, Pascal & Pythagoras.

3. Different strokes: 
Some ideas which could help understand things in a better way. – I have downloaded this picture of the net which is the way Japanese way of multiplying

Also as mentioned in my earlier post about Mr Arvind Gupta. You can also go to his website http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/ download, watch and learn about low cost items and ideas for Maths Lab. Here is an example of his ingenuity.

4. Some Wallpaper for decoration.
In case you are still looking to do the walls even further, here is a design which I have made, attaching the JPEG and the Corel File of the same ( https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4pIp42tNdN3MEZYV3lRMi1aTkE/edit?usp=sharing )

I will keep adding to this list as I go along, hope you all will contribute by commenting on this post.
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12 thoughts on “Maths Lab – Ideas and printables”

  1. Sir we want to establish fullfurnished maths lab ( designing, infrastructure)in our school can you just help us in this regard

    1. Subodh Vaishampayan

      Dhananjay hi… Would you like to explore the instrument for verifying the various theorems of Mathematics. Theorems are taught and proved inside the classroom. They are stated in books. What about physically verifying it?

      Let students verify it in Math lab and experience the eureka movement..

      Ping me at WA number 956070566 – I am Subodh Vaishampayan

  2. Sir,I want to develop a well equipped Mathematics Laboratory in my school.But unfortunately due to lack of suppliers in my surrounding I am unable to do so.Please suggest some suppliers for this noble cause.
    List of articles for Maths Lab is very helpful.

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