Ganitha Kalika Andolana (GKA) is Akshara’s Math model designed as a support programme for students and teachers in government primary schools to bring proficiency for children in Grades 1-5. It focuses on improving math skills by making learning fun and relevant to everyday life and is taught based on the philosophy of ‘Activity based learning’. It seeks to encourage clarity of thought and the ability to address mathematical problems in day-to-day life. It is an activity-based learning programme that focuses on improving the math skills of children in grades 1-5 by making learning fun. It emphasises on ‘understanding by doing’, and peer learning.

The programme is implemented by provisioning math Teaching Learning Materials (TLMs) to schools, and by providing training and support to teachers in government primary schools. These TLMs are designed to facilitate learning of competencies prescribed in the Karnataka State curriculum. GKA has been developed with a great deal of research and inputs from subject experts and field practitioners. It supplements governmental efforts in enhancing the quality of math learning outcomes.


The GKA Maths Kit has Teaching-Learning Materials (TLMs) like the Abacus; Base 10 Blocks; Place Value Strip Fraction Strips; Geo Board; Clock; Protractor; Play Money Notes; Measuring Tape and much more.

Math kits can be procured from:;

These TLMs are supported by Math Concept Cards and a Teacher’s Manual (Kannada/Urdu/English) to facilitate learning in every classroom. The following teaching learning materials are free and can be downloaded and used in any geography.


These videos are for teachers to demonstrate the use of teaching aids provided with the programme.

(English) Teaching-Learning Videos

(Kannada) Teaching-Learning Videos

(Hindi) Teaching-Learning Videos

(Telugu) Teaching-Learning Videos

(Odia) Teaching-Learning Videos

(Marathi) Teaching-Learning Videos

(Urdu) Teaching-Learning Videos

The below Maths worksheets were disseminated to children via smartphones as a part of our Maneyalle Madona Lekka (MML) Campaign during the pandemic, to help children learn/practice maths concepts at home.

These practice worksheets can be given to children in Grades 4 and 5 even now, as homework.



These manuals provide guidelines for math teachers on the use of teaching aids in the math kit provided as a part of the GKA programme..

The Kannada, English, Oriya and Urdu version of Teacher's hand book and concept cards are certified by SSA and the teachers in Karnataka and Odisha. It is being used in more than 17,000 schools in 14 districts of Karnataka and Odisha as on September 2017.

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These training manuals provide guidelines for any resource persons (math RPs) on how
to conduct GKA trainings. It lists the uses of teaching aids (TLMs) in the math kit
provided as part of the GKA programme as well as the philosophy of activity-based
teaching and learning. The training guide is a reference for RPs to conduct 1 day
refresher training, 3 days or 5 days GKA trainings.

It explains how to present the GKA philosophy, classroom management, dos and don'ts
for the trainees/teachers with activities and games described in detail. It addresses a
few frequently asked queries.

The guide is available only in three Indian languages so far - Kannada, English and
Oriya. Kannada and English manuals are reviewed by Karnataka Education
department’s RPs.

More than 20,000 teachers and RPs have been trained on GKA thus far. The feedback
and comments from the RPs and teachers are incorporated into this second version of
GKA training manual.


This is a set of 10 cards with illustrations and short stories to familiarise the children with the terminology related to math concepts. It also has questions which encourages critical thinking among children. These cards are provided along with the kits.


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