Too often, we are puzzled with the topic in question – Is math a magic or logic? Let’s unfold the logic behind the magic.
Math is based on pattern, language, symbol, and visuo-spatial aspects. If we can appreciate the importance of these aspects, math can be a cakewalk. The first step toward decoding the logic is to understand the various operators, symbols and remember them. Then the logic behind each one of them can be revealed and as it unfolds, one can work magic with it.
Based on language and symbol math is a logic. For example let’s take the word “Volume”. Volume of a cone is different from volume of a radio or voluminous meaning volume of a book.
When we take a symbol at the elementary level, the four main operations are plus, minus, multiply and division. When we take the operation of division the symbols that are introduced for the same concept are first L then ) followed by) —- ( and of course /.
In the above concept, the visuo spatial aspect is concerned and the visuo spatial is connected to pictures with magic and the space it occupies is logic.
Let’s see the magic. For example 4.1.2018 can be written as 2 2.1 2. 42 + 4 4 2+2. Isn’t this pattern a magic?
So from 0 to 9 the numbers with their vibrant patterns, language, symbol and visuospatial profile make Math Magic and Logic too!! You can work magic if you can first understand the logic. It is indeed fun!!
Mrs.Sujatha Sriram
Department Head of Special Education
Nistha Center