An Introduction to Various Types of Mathematics Teaching Aids

D. R. Robert Joan*
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics Education, Christian College of Education, Marthandam, Tamilnadu, India.
Periodicity:April - June'2015


According to many learners of Mathematics, it is a difficult subject and is full of abstractness. In the present study the author discusses, the different types of Mathematical teaching aids and ways of using them in  mathematics classes more effectively and efficiently. In teaching mathematics, the teacher can use working models and non working models and Audiovisual aids. Audiovisual education is a method of instruction, where particular attention is paid to the audio and visual presentation of the material with the goal of improving comprehension and retention. Audiovisual is a combination of two words audio and video: audio referring to that which the audience can hear, and video referring to that which the audience can see. The basic frame of reference here limits our application of the term to a speaker and his/her audience, although they are not necessarily in the physical presence of one another, as in the case of a motion picture or television presentation. A model can come in many shapes, sizes, and styles. It is important to emphasize that a model is not the real world, but merely a human can constructs to help her/his audience understand to the real world systems. In general all models have an information input, an information processor, and the output of expected results. Thus audio-visual and models help to enhance learning mathematics.


Mathematics, Audiovisual, Abstractness, Teaching Aids, Models, Working Models, Non Working Models.

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Joan,D.R.R. (2015). An Introduction to Various Types of Mathematics Teaching Aids . i-manager’s Journal on Mathematics, 4(2), 1-10.


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