Stimulation of Analytical Thinking through Mathematics among School Students
Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Education has initiated organising the Classes on “Stimulation of Analytical Thinking through Mathematics among School Students” for first grade students to ninth grade students of Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Swami Shivananda Higher Secondary School. Student-Teachers from Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Education and Ph.D Scholars from Department of Mathematics, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science has been handling the Analytical Thinking Classes weekly once for a period of 45 minutes duration from 02.08.2022. Analytical Thinking Tests were conducted through online mode twice in a month to assess pupils’ progress.
Analytical thinking is a mode of thinking that enable pupils to successfully gather knowledge and apply it to find the best potential answers to various situations. It is the ability to deal with complex challenges by analysing and organising information. The primary goal of Analytical Thinking classes is to develop analytical thinking skill among school students through teaching Mathematical concepts. Mathematical abilities are essential because they provide structure for rationally solving problems. It helps in the conceptualisation of several areas that include verbal components such as numerical knowledge, counting, and reasoning as well as non-verbal components such as mathematical notation, reasoning in time and space, calculation, and so on.
Mathematical exercises such as puzzles, riddles, and open-ended inquiries, finding patterns, brainstorming ideas, analysing data, and making situational decisions among students were planned and executed. Application of analytical thinking components paves the way for enhancing the IQ levels. It supports the growth of pupils’ critical and creative thinking. It teaches children how to think differently in a diverse range of situations. Utilisation of advanced technology in analytical classes stimulate the interest, curiosity and help pupils to familiarise Mathematical concepts easily.