Mathguru.com, online curriculum oriented mathematics learning portal has been launched. The portal is designed or self study by students in middle school, high school and upto pre-university level as per syllabus of ICSE / ISC board also. Content development and its testing is almost done and this new feature will become live in its website during this month of July 2011. Students in ICSE / ISC schools will now have exactly the same online math learning method which students in NCERT / CBSE board schools have been long enjoying and benefitting from.
Methods of learning involves watching videos on key concepts (theory) and then watching videos on how to solve math problems on a variety of topics. Third step is doing the given practice exercises. These must be done without taking anybody's help. Final answers are given. If students arrive at the correct answer, fine. If not, they are asked to go back and review related key concept and solved example videos and then try again. This trial and error is what prepares them for becoming good in the subject. Fourth step is taking the given practice tests. A good score conveys that the topic is well understood.
Being an online database, the only requirement is a broadband internet connection. This product is different from live one to one tutoring and thus offers some advantages such as always available access, consistent quality of teaching and a nominal cost. As the program is designed for self study, a certain amount of self discipline is required for gaining from it. In case of middle school students, parental guidance is likely to help.