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NCERT to organise three-day National Conference on Mathematics Education
On the birth anniversary of noted Indian Mathematician Ramanujam, NCERT is going to organiseits7th National Conference on Mathematics Education from 20th to 22nd December this year.

According the notification of the NCERT, the conference will pave the way to find implications of history of mathematics, particularly the contributions of Indians and recent developments, including pedagogical practices used to enhance the teaching learning process of mathematics.

The conference organizers state that the focus will be on the innovative pedagogical practices experimented and found useful in teaching of mathematics at different levels and to connect different aspects of the mathematics education.

The NCERT will also be observing the National Mathematics Day to mark the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan during the conference.

"The objective of mathematics in schools is to nurture the thinking skills among children. There are two perspectives of school education, one is to teach in order to turn out employable and the other is to develop the critical thinking and creativity among children," states the concept note of the conference.

Seven themes chosen for the seminar are:  connecting past and present in mathematics education; assessment in mathematics education; innovative practices in mathematics education; . mathematics learning- issues and concerns; social and psychological barriers in mathematics learning and interventions;  mathematics in school curriculum;  popularisation of mathematics education; role of mathematical societies and organisations; and recent development in mathematics education.

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