Pragati Gupta on making concepts come alive

Pragati Gupta teaches primary students in Sarayshahazada, Lucknow. She has a very important statement to make about maths:

“Every kid will hate Math, unless you show them how interesting it can be!”  Quite a powerful statement from a petite and small-framed woman! Pragati’s small frame ensures that she is often confused with being a student herself.

Pragati is one of those rare teachers who are pulled to school every morning, in anticipation of her students’ smiles. She says that watching them fully express themselves is what makes her feel complete. True teacher from the heart indeed.

Pragati has been teaching Science and Maths for the last 18 years and has revolutionised teaching in her own way. She uses innovative ways to explain the most difficult of concepts, for example idioms and phrases.

“LCM is the Least Common Multiplier. It is the Least, I say. It, thus, gets divided. But HCF is Highest Common Factor. It is the Highest, I tell them. So it will divide everyone.” The students in her class enjoy this way of learning not only because it is entertaining, but also because it engages them in lateral thinking. “Make the subject come alive! Make the numerator and divisor real people, pitch them against one another and the students will love it! We all love a bit of drama, don’t we?”

A teacher most of us wish we had for Maths, right?

 

Story about Pragati Gupta from Sarayshahazada, Sarojini Nagar Lucknow.
Written by Aditi Kelkar.
We are grateful to STIR Education for connecting us to Humans of Indian Schools.

 

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smt Reeta thakur

nice

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आप के प्रयास हमारे लिए प्रेरणा है।

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वैरी गुड mamji

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Sunder

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Nice

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Good

nandkumar painkra

Very nice

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good

Dilip kumar

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yes

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