Topics in this class are in continuation of the process and builds on what was initiated in Class VI. We have tried our best to help children to develop their own framework of concepts to learn mathematics, to be confident in it and understand the foundational ideas. Children need practice in translating mathematical statements into normal statements expressing ideas in words and vice-a-versa. Our videos would help children to become confident of using language in words and also being able to communicate through mathematical statements.
Learning mathematics is not about remembering solutions or methods but knowing how to solve problems. Problem-solving strategies give learners opportunities to think rationally, enabling them to understand and create methods as well as processes; they become active participants in the construction of new knowledge rather than being passive receivers. On being presented a problem, children first need to decode it. They need to identify the knowledge required for attempting it and build a model for it. Mathematics has to emerge as a subject of exploration and creation rather than an exercise of finding answers to old and complicated problems. Our videos will try to encourage children to find many different ways to solve problems. Students would need to appreciate the use of many alternative algorithms and strategies that may be adopted to solve a problem.
Topics like Integers, Fractions and Decimals, Symmetry have been presented here by linking them with their introductory parts studied in earlier classes. An attempt has been made to link videos with each other and the ideas introduced in the initial videos have been used to evolve concepts in the subsequent videos. We have devoted enough time to the ideas of negative integers, rational numbers, exploring statements in Geometry and visualising solids shapes.