Use of instructional resources provides first hand experience in observational and manipulation of different materials pertaining to the subject. It is also helpful in developing interrogative and analytical skills necessary for research work. In addition five objectives can be acheived through Lab based learning
Skills: Adept at solving quantitative problems, Proficient in communicating mathematical ideas, Able to work independently and on a team, Assess and solve complex problems
Concepts:The use of mathematical charts and graphical representation of various mathematical problems helps student and teachers to understand basic math concepts and also gives them inputs into how these concept and ideas can be applied when teaching in a classroom environment.
Geometrical concepts can be made clear using the various shapes available in the maths lab.
Algebrical and analytical problems can be solved using graphical and pictorial representations of data and sums.
Cognitive abilities like critical thinking, problem solving , analysis and synthesis are enhanced.
Understanding of the nature of the subject under study is gained. Laboratory sessions help to understand the working and practical application of different aspects of the subject both in the classroom and in daily life. Helps students to develop a positive opinion about the subject. Helps in understanding the inter relationship among different subjects like maths and nature, science and technology, education and technology.
Both in the classroom and in daily life. helps students to develop a positive opinion about the subject. helps in understanding the inter relationship among different subjects like maths and nature, science and technology, education and technology.
Attitudes: like curiosity, objectivity interest, precision, like or dislike of the subject, collaboration and responsibility are very much in use in almost all practical sessions.
The use of instructional resources has the potential to help the teacher to explain new concepts clearly resulting in better understanding and improved class performance. Thereby boosting the morale of the teacher as well.
The impact the instructional resources have on the teaching and learning process will depend on how it is presented and used by the teachers. It will also require the teacher to use his/her own creativeness and innovation to extract the full potential of any instructional resource.
Instructional resources help in capturing the students attention and interest. They can help to make a mundane subject more meaningful and interesting. This concentration by the students on what is going on helps them to follow the lesson and learn whatever concepts are being explained.