Odisha Teacher Forms ‘Maths Park’ To Curb Mathematical Anxiety Among Children

Odisha Teacher Forms ‘Maths Park’ To Curb Mathematical Anxiety Among Children

In school, while growing up, most children face mathematical anxiety, which is defined as anxiety about one’s ability to do maths. To curb this fear amongst the students’ Subash Chandra Sahu, a school teacher, has designed a first-of-its-kind ‘Maths Park.’

Sahu is a teacher from the Paikmal block in Bargarh district of Odisha and has set up this park on the premises of the government primary school in his village Pujharipali in Paikmal Tehsil.

Sahu is also a cluster resource centre coordinator (CRCC) of the Lakhmara panchayat in the district. He has developed the park in over 20 decimal areas. Here, students are given knowledge in a fun-filled and interactive manner.

To ensure quality education for children in the village and remove the fear of maths from their minds, Sahu formed this park. He aspires to make children proficient in maths.

Every feature of this ‘Maths Park’ holds some mathematical significance. The painted rocks, canopy, benches, wall illustrations and standees all depict geometrical shapes, mathematical symbols/ numbers and information about various theorems and mathematicians.

The ‘Maths Park’ was developed entirely from scratch, and Sahu and some like-minded villagers bore the expenses. It started its functioning two months back and has emerged as a centre of attraction for children. Now, the park has been receiving students visitors from schools in neighbouring areas, in fact, on some occasions from Chattisgarh as well.