NIIT has partnered with the US-based Key Curriculum Press to introduce 'Mathematics Laboratories' in India schools, so that students can learn and explore mathematical concepts and verify facts and theorems using technology tools such as 'The Geometer's Sketchpad'.
Under the partnership, NIIT will bring their expertise, while Key Curriculum Press will offer its globally popular proprietary software 'The Geometer's Sketchpad' as part of the active tool in 'Math Lab'. The lab would offer multiple teaching and learning aids comprising of technology applications, videos, manipulatives, measuring instruments, tables and charts to schools. Under this initiative, NIIT's Math lab will enable students in understanding, discovering, and verifying the basic mathematical and geometrical concepts through concrete objects and situations. The tool will also enable teachers to demonstrate, explain and reinforce abstract mathematical ideas by using concrete objects, models, charts, graphs, pictures and posters, the release added. The National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT), through the National Curriculum Framework has indicated that Mathematics subject will be treated as a prime focus area in schools, till 2010.