Did you know that only 25.3% of children in Std III can do two digit subtraction or that the percentage of children in Std II who still cannot recognize numbers up to 9 has increased over time, from 11.3% in 2009 to 19.5% in 2014.
The numbers revealed by Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2014, released in January, this year, clearly state that Math learning levels in the country continue to be a serious and major source of concern.
Well, this was big news that went nearly unnoticed. To draw attention to this and remove the bite out of Math, we have meme-fied the big news and piggy backed on the cultural phenomena that is Bollywood.
We have couched the common fears surrounding Math with catchy dialogues by much loved Bollywood characters hoping to engage a wider and bigger audience into the conversation around the education of our children.
So let’s take stock, break/kick the shibboleths surrounding Math and build up #MathinIndia.
One Bollywood-inspired meme at a time. Enjoy!
A big shout out to one and all to tweet it, post it, plus it, pin it and share it. Help us spread the word. As Carol Bellamy, former global executive director of Unicef said, “Education is far too important to be left only to educationists”.
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