Teaching Programming: Some Tips and Tricks

Here is a collection of my thoughts and experiments on better teaching programming. This article is written in the context of the Mathematics Lab with Python taught in colleges in Bangalore/Karnataka. I have tried almost all of it: and I have seen them building confidence among students to write codes themselves. The most adopted strategy…

Being a Maths Evangelist

What better way to start the day? The first step to popularising maths is to defeat the fear that was instilled in you since early school days by parents, teachers, and friends. Given how my class with a mix of Life Science, Computer Science, and Arts majors students who used to tremble at the beginning,…

Storytelling to Introduce Applications of Laplace Transforms

“…and they couldn’t send the satellite up! Those big solar panels! Won’t fit in the rocket! If, in any way, they can pack it in the rocket – like we lazy souls pack our dresses when we go for a trip – and pull it out in the Outerspace and iron it back to the…

Puzzle: Finding a Bounded Continuous Function

Find a continuous, real-valued with its range contained in (0, 1).

A Very Curious Love story

What if we indulged in re-discovering mathematics in classroom, to kindle the process of mathematical thinking in the students’ minds?

The Ugly Professor

The professor walks into a PostGrad Java class.. and starts telling a children’s story.

Rethinking Examinations

Note: This article was published in LinkedIn. If you would like to publish it or need articles of this sort, please get in touch with me. Prologue “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein “All of you have vomited whatever you pushed down your throat…

It Once Meant Something Wonderful!

Note: This article was published in LinkedIn. If you would like to publish it or need articles of this sort, please get in touch with me. 1959 The world I see from then – from pictures and films – it was all black and white. Some cool professor in formals walks into the class. And…