Is it Necessary for Schools to Organize Unique Math Libraries
- Aug 26, 2016
- Sudipto Das
A classroom library is considered the heartbeat of a learning environment. The library reflects the significance of literacy in classrooms. Libraries can be pretty attractive from the students’ point of view but you have to ensure that the library looks attractive enough to lure in students.
Unique math libraries can be a source of effective math education. Is it really necessary for schools to organize such math libraries for the benefit of students? We’ll see to that in his article soon.
What are the categories of book hunters?
There are usually four categories of library book hunters:
1.The Book Stalker
The book stalkers are mainly these students who search the bookstore with a specific goal in mind. They will seek out that specific book in the library among a vast selection of books. These students have the capability of merely sniffing out a good book from air (just a figure of speech).
2.The Library Literate
The library literates are those students who do not actually go to a bookstore, but are actually pretty comfortable to go to a library and seek out books as per their preference.
Like the name suggests, these students generally venture into the library during their lunch sessions and delve deeper into the huge stacks of books to find out one to their liking.3.
These are the students who are frightened of books or any forms of literacy. This category is not very uncommon. But these students do feel comfortable with books in the school library.
So basically these are the 4 categories of students who visit a school library depending on circumstances. But it should be seen that the library is designed in such a manner so that it can attract a fair lot of students. This idea must be kept in mind if the school organizes a math library, a complete novel idea.
What are the benefits of a math library?
It’s generally seen that students can perform well in groups. Interactive sturdy lessons can work wonders. In libraries, excessive interactions are undesirable but still a silent company can indirectly have a positive effect on students.
The choice of a vast number of books can also be considered pretty enticing from the students’ point of view. The learning experience also becomes pretty gratifying.
The collection of reference math books in libraries can also be pretty beneficial for students. Such resources help to clear all math related doubts on the spot itself and that too at that very instant. Teachers who are present nearby can also provide them with a helping hand for the exact same purpose.
What should be stocked in a smart school math library?
A math library containing boring text books might not be that of a fun from the point of view of students.
In this digital world, we have to take it up to the next level. Implementing tabs or iPads in libraries for basic math education can be immensely beneficial from the student’s point of view. Math apps and games can do this job effectively.
Several math-based story books are also available in the market that serves to be an effective tool of math education. Students will not even realize that they are actually learning mathematics through them. A stock of such books in a math library can definitely come in handy.
Is it necessary to organize unique math libraries in schools?
Our answer is a “YES”. A math library has infinitely more positives than negatives. Anything that can benefit students is worthy of a praise and should be implemented if the funds permit.
That should all for now. Hope you had a good read. Ciao!
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Sudipto writes technical and educational content periodically for wizert.com and backs it up with extensive research and relevant examples. He's an avid reader and a tech enthusiast at the same time with a little bit of “Arsenal Football Club” thrown in as well. He's got a B.Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation.
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