International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(June 2017)

Constructivist Approach in Mathematics

Authors: [1] Pushpendra Singh [2] Dr. Anil Kumar

Pages: 49-53


Developing children’s abilities for mathematisation (ability to think logically, formulates and handles abstractions) rather than knowledge of mathematics (formal and mechanical procedures), is the main goal of mathematics education (NCF-2005 P.127). but there is a general feeling that mathematics is a very dry subject among many students and parents. The present system of mathematics education and the mathematics classroom fails to facilitate the development of competence of divergent thinking and logical reasoning among students and thus they fails to apply their knowledge in real life situations. Many students complain that learning of mathematics is not at all interesting and attractive to them. Various studies show that the main reason for their complaint lies in faulty methodological approaches and pedagogy adopted by mathematics teacher. To achieve the goal and overcome the complaint, progressive new ideas on teaching and learning, many strategies in mathematics are constantly emerging one of these strategies is the constructivist based approach which views learners as active participants in learning process. This paper focuses the various dimensions, guidelines and efforts that may help in incorporation of constructivist approach in mathematics’classroom.