Mathematics can be taught in a laboratory just like other Science subjects. Concepts of Geometry and mensuration can definitely be taught through demonstration. Even the formulae in algebra like (a + b)2, (a + b)3 or the Pythagoras theorem a2 + b2 = c2 can be demonstrated through models in a laboratory.
At Loyola we are proud to have built our very own Maths Lab – indigenously to help students understand difficult concepts in Maths. What makes this laboratory unique is that all the ideas and creativity are indigenous and not borrowed from others. "Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn", said Banjamin Franklin. This is the principle behind the students’ involvement in making the Lab.
Under the dynamic leadership of Fr Alex Mascarenhas S.J. the Treasurer of the School, the students have contributed their input and with the help of the school carpenter, have come up with this beautiful Maths Lab. This lab will be used by the students of the High School.
The Lab was inaugurated by the Principal Fr Victor Misquith S.J. at a simple ceremony today.