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Why do we need homework?

published on June 29th, 2006 . by Vanaja

Homework has been a part of students’ life from the beginning of formal school.However, the practice has sometimes been accepted and other times rejected, both by educators and parents. This has happened because homework can have both positive and negative effects on children’s learning and attitudes towards school. Some educationists of the view that homework should not be given to students. Giving homework means creating in the child school mania in the home also. Others are of the view that five hours in the school is in sufficient and it must be supplemented by some work at home. It is not the homework that is objectionable, but its nature and amount which invites criticism.But the importance and need of homework cannot be minimized, if it is of a right nature.

It utilizes the leisure time of the children, which otherwise would have been wasted. It may establish the habit of working hard and that too regularly.We know that good assignments, completed successfully, can help children develop wholesome habits and attitudes. Homework can help parents learn about their children’s education and communicate both with their children and the schools. And it can encourage a lifelong love of learning.Homework can have many benefits for young children. It can improve remembering and understanding of schoolwork.

Homework can help students develop study skills that will be of value even after they leave school. It can teach them that learning takes place anywhere, not just in the classroom. Homework can benefit children in more general ways as well. It can foster positive character traits such as independence and responsibility. Homework can teach children how to manage time.

The six match sticks.

published on June 29th, 2006 . by Vanaja



2 squares and 4 right triangles

published on June 29th, 2006 . by Vanaja

Can you make 2 squares and 4 right triangles using only 8 straight lines?


Enjoy the beauty of 37

published on June 29th, 2006 . by Vanaja

Take a look at this…

37 . 3 =111
37 . 6 =222
37 . 9 =333
37 .12=444
37. 15=555
37 .18=666
37 .21=777
37 .24=888
37 .27=999

Why do we see Illusions ?

published on June 29th, 2006 . by Vanaja

I’m not a master in this field. But I did some reasearch. I have got these explanations.

The Human brain put images together because they have learned to expect things, and sometimes the data might get a little confused.We may see an illusion because we know what we are expected to see, even though part of a picture or design may not be completely there. The basis of this is in how we perceive things.That almost explains everything right there. If our brain and eyes did not function like they do, we would not see illusions like we do.One example of optical illusion is the computer.Sometime when you have a chance, look at a computer screen really close for a minute or two. You will notice that you computer screen is made up of tiny red, green, and blue dots. The illusion is, you see more than just red, green, and blue dots; you see thousands of different colors. Our brains put the red, green, and blue dots together to make the colors.Optical illusions just trick you into seeing something else. They are an error in our perception of the illusion.

Letter iIlusion

published on June 29th, 2006 . by Vanaja

Read this sentence:


Now count aloud the ‘ F’ s in that sentence.Count them ONLY ONCE; do not go back and count them again.

Answer below….


There are six F’s in the sentence. One of average intelligence findsthree of them. If you spotted four, you’re above average. If yougot five, you can turn your nose at most anybody. If you caught six,you are a genius. There is no catch. Many people forget the OFs. The human brain tends to see them as “V’s” instead of “F’s”.

Defects in the present day teaching of Maths

published on June 29th, 2006 . by Vanaja

It appears that many students are struggling with Maths. It is because maths is an abstract science. Every body has a complaint against the teaching of mathematics. It is dull, boring, difficult and useless from the point of view of the leaner. But this is not due to the drawback of any single agency.


Teaching has been subject- centric and not child centric is trust on him child should not be subordinated to the subject. He should be given as much as he can assimilate.Child’s interests, likes and dislikes, capacities and difficulties and aptitudes should be uppermost in a teacher’s mind.