Sunday, 30 September 2012


We like to tell stories. We tell stories about mathematics, about mathematicians, and about doing mathematics. We do this because we enjoy it and because the students like it. And we do it because we believe that it is an effective instructional tool in the teaching of mathematics. There is ample literature to support the enjoyment of storytelling on the part of both the story teller and the story listener. There is also an abundance of data that suggest that telling a story creates more vivid, powerful and memorable images in a listener’s mind than does any other means of delivery of the same material. There is beauty in a story well told, and there is beauty of a story that can move a listener to think, to imagine, and to learn. This paper deals with how a teacher can make mathematics teaching-learning interesting by storytelling.

Kalpana Modi
Associate Professor,
P.V.D.T. College of Education for Women,
S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Mumbai- 400020

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